Six federal employees banded together, combined their savings in a cigar box, and started helping people who couldn’t get the banking services that they needed.
Since the first days, our membership has grown from six to over 56,000 and counting. Although the first members were all federal employees and their families, we soon grew to include employees at select businesses all over Tulsa. Today, Tulsa FCU is a community-chartered credit union—that means membership is available to anyone in our Tulsa-area community with just a $5 Share Deposit.
Credit unions like ours are democratically run and member-owned. Members are elected to the board by a membership vote, and the board is empowered to make decisions about the credit union’s policies, priorities, and future.
Since 1943, generations of members have passed down investments, savings, and financial knowledge to their children and grandchildren, making Tulsa FCU a part of their family legacy. Each member has helped shape the credit union, whether by voicing their opinions and voting or by relying on Tulsa FCU as a resource for their family’s financial well-being.
Our employees give Tulsa FCU its identity. From service to security, they are what make Tulsa FCU great. That’s why we’re committed to providing competitive compensation, excellent leadership, and outstanding educational opportunities for employees.
We take care of our employees because they take care of our members. Engaged, motivated, and well-trained employees are the key to our member-focused culture. Tulsa FCU employees take a “service, not sales” approach to our products because they want to help our members live the best financial lives they can—instead of focusing on our own profits or making commissions.
Since the beginning, the leadership of Tulsa FCU has been focused on serving members and empowering employees. The first years of Tulsa FCU were lead exclusively by a member-elected board who handled credit decisions and oversaw day-to-day operations. Eventually, the credit union became too large to be managed this way, so a Full-Time Manager position was created.
John “Buddy” Hart was chosen to be the first Manager, followed by his son Phil Hart. Buddy and Phil Hart helped grow the credit union and lead the board until CEO / President Greg Gallant was brought on in 2011.
Today, under the leadership of CEO / President Greg Gallant, Tulsa FCU has continued further down the path to offer members even better services and products while increasing employee salaries and benefits. That means better people, better service, and a better member experience.
“Robert thought [Tulsa FCU] was the only place in the whole world to have a checking account…”Tulsa Federal CU Member Since 1968
Our 75th Anniversary timeline shows how our members grew from six to over 50,000 and counting.See the Whole Story
We will engage members, provide tailored financial solutions, inspire community involvement, and invest in our employees.
To serve and enrich the lives of others.
Trust, Integrity, Teamwork, and Making a Difference.
An early motto of Tulsa FCU read: “Not for charity, but for service.” This motto best describes the not-for-profit model from which we developed our vision, mission, and core values. As a not-for-profit institution, Tulsa FCU is able to turn its profits into benefits for all members instead of payouts to a small group of shareholders. Our Vision to “Serve and enrich the lives of others,” is a simple statement but it is our goal in everything we do. Every choice we make and product we offer is designed to enrich the lives of others: our members, our employees, and our community. Through our Mission, “We will engage members, provide tailored financial solutions, inspire community involvement and invest in our employees” expresses what we do to enrich those around us. We serve our members, our community, and our employees—offering financial products and services designed to help them, not to meet a sales quota. We also take a personal interest in our members and form a connection to engage and support them throughout their financial lives. We want to see our whole community thrive as well—that’s why we partner with organizations like United Way and why we became the primary sponsor for the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run—both make significant contributions to community programs and services that make the Tulsa area a better place for everyone. Our Core Values define the guiding principles of our organization. We believe in fostering trust in relationships, integrity in every aspect of business, teamwork amongst employees, and making a difference in our community. We always strive to act according to these principles and ensure that all members are able to trust that Tulsa FCU will do everything we can to serve and enrich their lives for the next 75 years and beyond.
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