At Leaders Credit Union, we believe in giving back to the community. West Tennessee has been our home for over 60 years, and we are dedicated to strengthening the community that supports us. As a local, not-for-profit institution, Leaders Credit Union understands the importance of community support. We believe together, we can make a difference.
In addition to corporate and individual volunteerism, Leaders contributes nearly $100,000 per year back to the West Tennessee community for the purpose of reinvesting in non-profit organizations and charitable initiatives. These dollars and volunteer hours are directed by our Community Contribution Committee, consisting of members from our Senior Leadership Team. Our members also support various community non-profit organizations and charities through our donation-matching program, Lead with Caring.
If you would like to request a donation, sponsorship or volunteer participation from our staff, please fill out our Community Donation form.
Martha Britt Scholarship Award
Helping our Future Move Forward
Leaders Credit Union began in 1957 helping educators support one another as the Jackson Madison County Teachers Credit Union. We honor that legacy by championing students who excel in their academics and in their community. This scholarship is given by Leaders to West Tennessee high school students who portray leadership in his/her school and community.
The Martha Britt Presidential scholarship is for $1,000 per year for four years and will be awarded to one graduating student in West Tennessee. Leaders Credit Union will also award three one-time $1,000 scholarships to students in 1) Bartlett, 2)Union City, and 3) within all other areas served by the credit union. The scholarship recipients will be notified before the end of the school year. The money may be used at the student’s discretion to help with the costs associated with education, including tuition, books, fees or various living costs.
The scholarship requires that the student, a parent or a grandparent be a member in good standing of Leaders Credit Union. Applications must be submitted no later than March 30, 2018. Apply Here.
Martha Britt was a champion in our community, serving for over thirty years in the Jackson-Madison County School System. Beginning in 2002, Britt amplified her community service by serving as a board director for Leaders Credit Union. Britt served as chairwoman of the scholarship committee and was instrumental in promoting educational opportunities for local students. On October 23, 2006, after her death, the board of directors named the annual scholarship in her honor. Britt’s legacy lives on through students who receive the Martha Britt Scholarship for exemplary dedication to education and to the community.
The Jefferson Awards Foundation was created in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards are given at both national and local levels. Local winners are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.
WBBJ-TV ABC 7, along with Leaders Credit Union, is proud to bring the Jefferson Awards to West Tennessee.
Do you have a relative, a friend or a co-worker who is having an impact in our West Tennessee community? Nominate Here. In every neighborhood, there are "Unsung Heroes" - volunteers and paid professionals who go well beyond their expected duties. Together with Leaders Credit Union, WBBJ wants to highlight and honor these "Unsung Heroes."