People Helping People

At Directions Credit Union, we are not only dedicated to improving the lives of our members, but of all those that live in our communities. Credit Unions were founded on the basic principle of “people helping people,” and each day we strive to continue that mission.

Directions gives back to the community through financial literacy education, in kind donations, scholarship support and more.

Financial Literacy

Directions delivers approximately 365 hours of financial educational events annually to more than 8,500 participants at libraries, schools, churches, senior centers, and correctional institutions in our communities. We provide a full array of financial topics from budgeting, identity theft, understanding credit and much more. If you are interested in more information about scheduling a financial literacy workshop please contact:

Central Ohio

Jenni Paramore -

Tina Wilson -

Meranda Gregory

Toledo Area

Melisa Dubendorfer -

Luke Grable -

2022 Directions Scholarship Winners

Post-Secondary Winners

Raymond Lopez
Jordyn Bailey
Lillian Bunker
Courtney Clark
Central Ohio:
Cecelia Bernard
Haylie Hammons
Kaitlynn Winters
Kendall Nolen
Faith Zorn
Lucas Warnke
Gabriella Burzynski
Erin Bonanni

High School Winners

Andrew Seddon
Hailey Curtis
Elise Busse

Community Giving

Directions provides over $50,000 in annual monetary and in kind donations to numerous organizations within our communities. If your nonprofit organization would like to request a donation or other support, please complete the Donation Request Form and send to Karen Hack -

Download the Donation Request Form

Causes We Support

Children’s Miracle Network

Directions Credit Union unites with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals create miracles by funding specialized medical care, research, and education that save and improve the lives of children. The annual Ohio Credit Unions: Marching Miles for Miracle Kids campaign raises money for the nine children’s hospitals that serve Ohioans, through events at credit unions and throughout communities around the state.

United Way

Directions Credit Union supports the United Way through generous giving annually. The United Way perfectly aligns with our mission of people helping people. They accomplish this by being a hub in our communities for those in need with their 211 services as well as supporting other nonprofits that give back to the community.

School Supply Drive

We annually collect supplies and cash donations for area schools. These donations are a huge help to our local schools and many families who struggle to provide supplies for their children each year.

Summer Reading Programs

Directions is proud to be a main sponsor of our local library's Summer Reading Programs. These programs are crucial for a child's learning process. Summer Reading helps to neutralize summer reading loss as well as foster an enthusiasm for reading! Other benefits include improved reading skills, self-esteem, comprehension, and memory skills.

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Finances 101

Directions Credit Union supports the Finance 101 program, an educational game that teaches high school students the basics of money management. Students learn about paying bills and taxes, what it costs to run a household, how earning can impact buying decisions, and more. Learn more

Team Effort!

"I love that credit unions started to strengthen the communities they are within. Feels like a "team" effort!"

- Jennifer, Ashland, Ohio

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