About Park View Federal Credit Union, est. 1969
Founded on a heritage of Neighbors Serving Neighbors®, Park View Federal Credit Union partners with our members, as owners, to achieve and maintain financial stability throughout life stages by providing excellent personalized service, sound financial products and innovative solutions.
Park View Federal Credit Union will be a thriving, member-centered financial cooperative empowering individuals, businesses and partner organizations to cultivate financial stability and growth.
- Integrity in-te-grə-tē - the quality of being honest, strong, and having moral principles. We value transparency, honesty, mutual accountability and trust.
- Community kə-myü-nə-tē - a group living together in one place, especially one practicing common ownership. We demonstrate faith values through respect and care for our members, employees, neighbors and community.
- Financial Acumen ə-kyü-mən - wisdom, insight, good judgment. We encourage financial stability, fiscal responsibility, hard work, education and innovation.
- Service sər-vəs - the act of providing assistance; help; aid. We provide excellent personalized service that meets and exceeds expectations through our friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff.
Park View Federal Credit Union was formed at what is now Eastern Mennonite University in 1969 to provide an organization through which employees would establish a savings program, and these savings would be available for other employees to borrow. Thus, one member's savings became another member's loan. All staff and board members were volunteers. An individual's character and integrity were the basis for evaluating loans.
In 1982 membership expanded to included Mennonite churches in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, to enable members to channel funds to assist one another in the areas of mutual aid and financial concern. By 2002, Park View had grown to include numerous partner organizations including Brethren churches. Financial services were added to meet members' needs and expectations, resulting in a one-stop financial resource that provided savings, loans, investments and insurance.
Today, Park View is a thriving and vibrant member-centered, full-service credit union: it is structured as a not-for-profit cooperative, governed by a volunteer board and managed by professional staff. It is a values-based organization striving to live out its legacy of people helping people, by continuing to be Neighbors Serving Neighbors®.
The current version of our logo was updated in 2015 to provide an up-to-date and refreshing service experience for our members. While the logo's shape echoes the lines of the quilt design in our former logo, the open layout and bright colors breathe new life into the symbol. The modern font's lighter weight and playful angles also suggest energy, warmth and friendliness. The logo reminds us of our roots in the Anabaptist community while representing Park View's unique blend of innovation and personal service.