Beavercreek, Ohio – On June 10, 2022, Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) celebrates its 90th anniversary of helping people. The credit union was founded in 1932 when a group of local workers pooled their money together in a shoebox to help one another through financial hardship. Since then, WPCU has grown to become the largest credit union in Ohio, with more than 450,000 members, and one of the most respected credit unions in the country.
“For ninety years, WPCU has demonstrated the power of our credit union to transform lives and elevate people,” said Tim Mislansky, WPCU President and CEO. “We believe in putting people first in everything we do, because when people succeed, our communities thrive.”
“As we mark this special anniversary, we’re thankful for our loyal members and the opportunity to continue growing together,” added Mislansky. “We look forward to even more opportunities to help our members enjoy greater Financial Flexibility and Freedom so they can live the lives they want to live.”
As WPCU celebrates 90 years of helping people, below are some of the meaningful ways the credit union made an impact for its members just last year, in 2021:
- Provided $82 million in direct financial benefits to members through higher savings rates, lower loan rates and lower fees.* On average, these savings amounted to $188 per member — or $395 per member household.
- Returned $10.5 million to members through a Special Patronage Dividend. Since 2008, WPCU has given back $94 million to members.
- Helped more than 5,000 members either buy a new home or save money by refinancing their existing mortgage, including helping more than 700 members buy their first home and achieve the dream of homeownership.
To learn more about how WPCU has made an impact for its members, visit WPCU.coop/90Years.
*Source: Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Year-End 2021 Membership Benefits Report
About Wright–Patt Credit Union
Established in 1932, Wright‐Patt Credit Union is a member‐owned, not‐for‐profit financial cooperative proudly serving Central and Southwest Ohio with more than 455,000 members and over $7.2 billion in assets. As a cooperative, Wright‐Patt Credit Union joins members together, pooling financial resources to meet the needs of all. The pooled resources provide the capital to run a strong and efficient operation. Wright‐Patt Credit Union is headquartered in Beavercreek, Ohio, and has convenient Member Centers throughout Central and Southwest Ohio. Wright‐Patt Credit Union’s mission is to help people through life by allowing members to achieve a greater degree of economic independence. Visit Wright‐Patt Credit Union’s website at www.wpcu.coop for more information.