Champions for Community
Champions for Community is the umbrella program for one of First Commerce’s most heartfelt values: our commitment to our communities. Each year, First Commerce supports more than 100 organizations by providing thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours serving nonprofit groups.
Everyone at First Commerce does their part to support the community. We give each of our 120 team members $100 per year and 2 paid hours per month to contribute to local charitable organizations that mean the most to them.
We also partner with community organizations, sponsor countless events, and donate to charities representing a myriad of worthy causes, from Junior Achievement to the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Jackson County Habitat for Humanity. The crown jewel of these efforts is Discovery at Cascades Park, a family-oriented playscape that is the first of its kind in the North Florida region.
First Commerce conducts a major annual campaign that regularly raises more than $10,000 for a local charity through special events, donations from our members, raffles, and grassroots efforts by our team members such as chili cook offs, bake sales, and more. Past beneficiaries of this annual campaign have included the FSU Student Veterans Center, Big Bend Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kidz 1st Fund, YMCA, Forever Family, and more.
In 2015, we launched the FCCU Foundation to formalize our charitable efforts and take them to the next level.