A History of Simply Service®
In 1948, Aviator Tom Davis' vision to launched a small airline, Piedmont Airlines, in Winston-Salem, NC, became a reality. A division of Piedmont Aviation, Piedmont Airlines provided jobs for servicemen and women after the war. Under Mr. Davis' leadership, Piedmont Aviation and Piedmont Airlines flourished and the need for a credit union was recognized. By 1949, with employee volunteers and a cash box in a small office, an aviation credit union was formed to provide small loans and savings accounts to Piedmont Aviation and Piemont Airlines employees.
Over the years, this credit union became known as Piedmont Advantage Credit Union to reflect its growing membership. As a financial cooperative, the credit union has a long history of simply servicing its members and area residents to secure affordable credit and financial services needed to grow and sustain their wealth.
The PACU Foundation was founded in January 2020, grown out of the desire of Piedmont Advantage Credit Union's Board of Directors and leadership team to enlarge the credit union's capacity to be the difference within its North Carolina service areas. The Foundation’s mission is to create strong, sustainable financial health in our local communities by using the power of cooperative efforts to enable dreams to take flight and soar.
The Foundation’s areas of focus are financial literacy, education and training, and disaster and emergency assistance.
Board of Directors and Officers
Fundraising Committee Chairperson
Diana Santos Johnson
Gifting Committee Chairperson
For more information on how to apply for funding consideration, email the Foundation's public relations and community outreach director, Kim Adkins, at email@example.com or complete the following form:
The PACU Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 84-4139152. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitation on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. If goods or services were provided in return for a contribution, the amount of the contribution, which is tax-deductible, may be limited to the amount exceeding the value of such goods and services. The PACU Foundation maintains discretion over the use of all donated funds.