Since 1959, GIVING BACK and DOING GOOD have come naturally to us at First Commonwealth.
But now we’re taking these actions to new heights with the creation of The First Commonwealth FCU WE Thrive LV® Foundation (WE Thrive LV®).
WE Thrive LV® strives to enhance the quality of life and dignity of individuals and families throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley through financial empowerment for all. The foundation, which launched this past spring, focuses on:
Community Events & Engagement
As a local financial institution, we aim to not only benefit our members, but also to have a positive impact on the community as a whole. Community engagement reﬂects our mission and values, who we are as a company and one of the single biggest ways we individually and collectively come together to help fill a need in our community through volunteerism, events, fundraising activities, education, youth mentorship and more.
We believe that education is the key to financial confidence. By offering not only the products our members need, but also the information and knowledge they seek to achieve financial wellness, we can have a far greater impact on our members' lives. That’s why we offer access to free educational resources and programs designed by our Certified Financial Wellness Coaches aimed at enriching your life. So go ahead: Dream bigger. Reach higher. And go farther. You now have a financial partner on your side who’s ready to help you thrive.
Maintaining sustainability in our everyday business is important to us; we are mindful of recycling, reusing, repurposing and donating. We're on an important journey to transform the way we do business so we can be kinder and gentler in the way we impact our communities and planet.
It is one of our greatest joys to support the aspirations of young people in our community through education scholarship funds. Each year, we offer scholarships to members to pursue educational opportunities to help them grow, thrive and discover their passion. WE Thrive LV® not only helps graduating high school senior members with the costs of higher education, but also provides grants for underprivileged youth and teens to be used toward private education or other learning opportunities.
Diversity & Inclusion
As the Greater Lehigh Valley area grows into an increasingly welcoming and thriving global business presence, we are committed to educating our communities on diversity and inclusion. We believe the key to success is to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world – and to work diligently every day to advance in our diversity journey and build up our practices.
Contributions & Partnerships
We're proud to support many non-profit organizations financially, as well as with our time and talent. We seek to develop corporate and community partnerships, generate philanthropic support and award grants in support of the mission of the WE Thrive LV® Foundation. Our Contributions & Partnerships Team reviews and awards grants on a monthly basis.
Doing Good with First Commonwealth
We hope these endeavors are reﬂective of who we are at First Commonwealth and in the Greater Lehigh Valley community — generous, compassionate and kind people and natural givers and good sharers focused on the GREATER GOOD. As we move forward in the years to come, we challenge ourselves to be purposeful in our decisions and actions as our business and community evolve.