USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU), headquartered in Tampa, FL  has been selected as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The 21 finalists will be recognized today at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy program was created to, “spotlight the many corporate-sanctioned giving and volunteer programs that stand out in the local business community.” The nominees are divided into four categories: Nearly Big (0 to 50 employees), Big (51 to 100 employees), Bigger (101+ to 500 employees), and Biggest (501+ employees). Category winners will be announced at the event with an opportunity to receive overall Benefactor of the Year.

USF FCU was nominated along with one other financial institution, in the “Bigger” category. Through direct financial support and/or in-kind contributions, USF FCU is an active partner in the communities in which it serves and adheres to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Over the past decade, USF FCU has donated to the USF Foundation and their USF: Unstoppable Campaign. These contributions are used to sponsor events and provide scholarships to students with financial need. Since USF FCU’s 2015 merger with Darden Employees Federal Credit Union in Orlando, they have lent support to charities located in both the Tampa Bay and Central Florida regions.

For more information on the event and a full list of finalists, please visit the 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Awards page.