A Heritage of People Helping People

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer John Williams

Donating time, volunteering hours, helping York County thrive for over 80 years...

For more than 11,000 of its members in the York County community, Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union upholds a legacy of people helping people. This legacy built York County’s community of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Today, this legacy is demonstrated in the commitment of more than 30 Heritage Valley employees actively involved in supporting York County activities, events and organizations.

Visit one of Heritage Valley’s three branches on Fridays, and you’ll notice one of its team’s most visible signs of community support: Casual for a Cause. Each year, Heritage Valley identifies several nonprofits as “Casual for a Cause” beneficiaries. Employees who make a donation to these nonprofits through Heritage Valley get the reward of dressing casually on a Friday. This year, Heritage Valley has selected Bridge of Support, Creative York, New Life for Girls and York County Veterans Outreach for its Casual for a Cause efforts. Over the past five years, Heritage Valley has raised more than $12,000 through Casual for a Cause.

Heritage Valley also sponsors several York City and York County events each year including the Leg Up Farm Fall Fest, York Bike Night and Go Green in the City. More than donating dollars alone, Heritage Valley staff members also volunteer their time and their expertise outside work hours to dozens of community nonprofits.

“When you think about the foundation of Heritage Valley, it’s about people helping people,” says Jeremey Sterner, vice president of information technology, who serves on the board for York Habitat for Humanity.

Amy Roller Haines, business development officer, adds, “I’ve been an ambassador for the York County Economic Alliance for eight years and have been connected with the United Way of York County. I see volunteering as an opportunity to be out among the public to find out where the needs are.”

“We talk about involvement in the community and how we can make a positive impact,” says Heritage Valley President and CEO Michael Gutshall. “It’s part of our employee culture.”


How is Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union making its own big impact on small businesses in York?

“We at Heritage Valley focus on small business members to give them the best return on their money. Our ultimate reward is seeing them grow and thrive in our York County community.”

Amy Roller Haines, Business Development Officer, Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union

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