The Past

The seeds from which our friendly neighborhood Credit Union eventually grew were planted 100 years ago by a group of French-Canadian immigrants who made their modest livings working in the mills of Central Falls. These newly christened Rhode Islanders, like the thousands of other immigrants of the time, envisioned living the “American Dream.” They wanted to create a new life for their families. They wanted to own homes. They wanted to watch their children and grandchildren grow up in their own backyards. When they struggled to find local banks to approve their loan requests, the group banded together and pooled what income they could to launch what was then called La Credit Union de Notre Dame de Central Falls. Despite the long name, word of the new community Credit Union spread throughout the neighborhoods. The message was clear: As long as you had “good moral character,” the folks at the neighborhood credit union in the basement of Notre Dame Parish would happily help you make your dreams a reality. Seventeen U.S. presidents, two name changes, 13 new branches and $1.5 billion in assets later, this philosophy remains unchanged. Our organization was built on trust, hard work and a commitment to community involvement, and we continue to grow based on those same values.

Our Birthday Week

Stop by and celebrate

WaterFire Providence

Proud sponsor of July 18th's WaterFire

WaterFire Providence

Proud sponsor of July 18th's WaterFire

CELEBRATION EVENTS

Branch Celebrations

One week every month for the remainder of the year, all branches will celebrate Navigant Credit Union’s 100th anniversary. Beginning in April, stop by any branch location for some refreshments and great giveaways. Meet the staff and learn why we have been successful for 100 years and what distinguishes us from other institutions. Our first celebratory week is March 30th through April 4th. You may check back here for the dates of our future branch celebrations.

Scholarships

In recognition of Navigant Credit Union’s commitment to the community we are awarding 100, $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors.  We believe in assisting our future generations who will someday give back to our communities.  Click here to download the scholarship application.  Applications are due May 1st.

WaterFire

Join us in downtown Providence on the evening of July 18th as we present WaterFire.  In celebration of our 100th anniversary, Navigant Credit Union is sponsoring this uniquely Rhode Island event.  Come see all the sights and sounds that make WaterFire an inspiration to the thousands of visitors who line the rivers that run through our capital city. For details on WaterFire, click here to be directed to their website.

The Next 100

The next chapter of Navigant Credit Union’s story starts right now, and we plan on making it count. Our focus is on the future as we continue to provide excellent member service and prudent financial advice, and offer innovative products and services as we always have. The mission of giving back to our communities will live on. Stability, opportunity, joy and a future; this is what we will share together in The Next 100.

Financial Support

Navigant Credit Union presents a check to Louise Dinsmore of the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart and Hope Fund. From left to right: Jeff Cascione, VP Commercial Lending; Louise Dinsmore, Lisa Dandeneau, EVP/COO and Gary Furtado, President/CEO.

Community Involvement

Hilary Collings receives the Joan M. Scorpio award from the Glocester Business Association for her outstanding and dedicated service to the Glocester community.

Community Investment

Navigant Credit Union representatives were on hand to present a check to the Museum of Work and Culture for the ongoing operation of the Navigant Credit Union Treasury of Life. Pictured left to right: Tim Draper, VP Marketing; Anne Conway, Director of the Museum of Work and Culture; Ross Silva, Marketing Manager; and Paul Bourget, President of the Museum of Work and Culture Preservation Foundation.