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 include 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 ®.