Carolina People Matter

CPM proudly serves communities all over the state of South Carolina. We are honored to give back to the communities and companies we serve! Our simple philosophy of giving back has a large impact!  

  • We amplify the efforts of our Select Employer Groups. When a Select Employer Group gets behind something we often do too! As an example, CPM supports the American Red Cross, which several of our SEGs support!
  • We help our Select Employer Groups develop their workforce of tomorrow. More than ever our Select Employer Groups need people who can problem solve and leverage complex technologies. One way we help them develop their future workforce is by supporting the efforts of the South Carolina Governors School of Science & Math and their creative programs to spark interest in STEM careers. We proudly sponsor the Governors School iTEAMS and CREATEng programs which offer middle school students opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, and math in an engaging and hands-on way.

Our Select Employee Groups are the heartbeat of CPM. Each year we look forward to opportunities to come alongside and support the causes that are important to them. CPM’s core value of “All One Team” includes our Select Employer Groups. They create the economic vibrancy needed to help our members achieve their financial goals. When we strengthen them, we strengthen the ability of our members to "Dream. Plan. Own."

CPM Donates to American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence Relief ▼September 21, 2018

Charleston, SC (September 21, 2018) – CPM donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross in support of their relief efforts for hurricane Florence. CPM is proud to assist in the support of our North and South Carolina neighbors. In the above photo Nicole Kupka and Candy Oliver, American Red Cross Regional Philanthropy Officers, receive a donation from CPM Board of Directors Chairman, Michael Chodnicki, and Chief Financial Officer, Ralph Micalizzi. Because to us Carolina People Matter!

2018 Beaufort Water Festival ▼July 14, 2018

Beaufort, SC (July 14, 2018) – CPM was a proud sponsor of the 2018 Beaufort Water Festival. Our team also participated in the Festival Raft Race on Saturday July 14th and displayed great teamwork! Go Carolina People Matter!

CPM Sponsors 2018 CreatENG Summer Camp ▼June 29, 2018

N. Charleston, SC (July 2, 2018) – CPM is proud to once again sponsor 2018 CREATEng Summer Camp! What an amazing week full of fun challenges and learning!

CPM Attends Nexton Field Day ▼June 23, 2018

Summerville, SC (July 2, 2018) – CPM was excited to attend and sponsor Nexton’s Field Day. In attendance were Caitlin Melton, our Business Development Manager, and Ken Robertson, our local Branch Manager.

CPM Attends 2018 Firefighter Conference in Columbia, SC ▼June 13 & 14, 2018

Columbia, SC (July 2, 2018) – CPM Federal Credit Union attended the 2018 Firefighter Conference in Columbia. We love spending time and serving our first responders. This one of our favorite events. Kim Rogers, our Business Relationship Manager in the Upstate, attended alongside Julie Leister, our Business Relationship Manager in Beaufort. 

CPM Participates in Race for the Cure ▼April 27, 2018

Orangeburg, SC (April 27, 2018) – CPM in Orangeburg participated in the “Race for the Cure” relay to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This event is very special to the local community we serve! We are proud to be a sponsor since 2006!


CPM Attends Kapstone Lumber Mill Family Day ▼March 17, 2018

North Charleston, SC (March 17, 2018) – CPM is proud to support our employer groups. Employees were on hand at the KapStone Lumber Mill Family Day on March 17th and gave away a Yeti Cooler.


Park Circle Celebrates St. Patrick's Day ▼March 10, 2018

North Charleston, SC (March 10, 2018) – CPM participated in the Annual Park Circle St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Even the CPM mascot, Maxx Money, was in on the celebration.


2017 MCAS Air Show ▼April 29, 2017

Beaufort, SC (April 29, 2017) – CPM was a proud sponsor of the 2017 MCAS Air Show in Beaufort! Our staff had a great time greeting members and meeting folks from all over!

 air show blue angels  cpm booth at air show  

Nexton© Eggstravaganza▼April 15, 2017

Summerville, SC (April 15, 2017) – Max had a blast at Nexton’s Eggtravaganza! We love spending time with our Nexton neighbors!

 maxx at nexton easter egg hunt  maxx helping with easter egg hunt  

BMW Diversity Matchmaker Conference ▼April 6, 2017

Greer, SC (April 6, 2017) – CPM was proud sponsor and participant in BMW’s 2017 Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Confrence on April 6, 2017.

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In the Community 2016▼

CPM Donates to Red Cross for Flood Relief▼October 14, 2016

North Charleston, SC (October 14, 2016) – CPM Federal Credit Union made a $5,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist victims affected by the recent flood. The heart of credit unions is community involvement and CPM is glad to have the opportunity to help people in the areas where we serve.     

Trask Parkway Location in Beaufort Honored as Business of the Week▼July 26, 2016

Beaufort, SC (July 26, 2016) – CPM was honored The Beaufort Chamber recognized our Trask Parkway location in Beaufort as the Business of the Week!
 scholarship winners    

CPM Participates in the Beaufort Water Festival▼July 16, 2016

Beaufort, SC (July 16, 2016) – Our staff had a blast participating in the 2016 Beaufort Water Festival! Our team looks forward to this event every year!
 beaufort water festival  boat race team  

CPM Supports South Carolina Governor's School Summer Camps▼July 20, 2016

North Charleston, SC (July 20, 2016) – CPM continues to support the South Carolina Governors School Summer camps, iTeams and CREATeng across the state! We were blown away by the creativity and accomplishments of this year’s participants.
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$2,500 CPM Easterling Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications▼ April 18, 2016

North Charleston, SC (April 18, 2016) – CPM is now accepting applications for the $2,500 CPM Easterling Memorial Scholarship honoring the memory of our former CEO Russell Easterling. He was a strong advocate for education and dedicated to informing our community about the importance of credit unions. Applications accepted online through June 30, 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.
easterling scholarship link

Nexton® Easter Egg Hunt March 26, 2016

Summerville, SC (March 26, 2016) – Our CPM crew had a great time helping our new neighbor and friend LiveNexton with their Eggstravaganza Hunt! Max made a ton of new friends!
nexton easter egg hunt  

Laurel Bay Easter Egg Hunt March 26, 2016

Beaufort, SC (March 26, 2016) – Bert Williams and Wende Anderson were onsite to help with this popular event for our military families!
CPM at military event  

CPM Holds First Credit Seminar in Orangeburg February 18, 2016

Orangeburg, SC (February 18, 2016) – Brenda Austin, our Business Relationship Manager in Orangeburg, conducted our first credit seminar of 2016, Credit Ability: Build a Strong Credit History. We had a great turnout and thank all of the attendees! We hope you found the information helpful and educational for your financial journey. We will continue to offer these seminars in other areas throughout 2016. CPM has dedicated 2016 to financial wellness and assisting our members in reaching financial success.  
Creditability seminar in Orangeburg  

In the Community 2015▼

CPM Participates in the Nexton® Cocoa Cup 5K December 19, 2015

Summerville, SC (December 19, 2015) – CPM employees enjoy every opportunity to build relationships with our friends at Nexton® in Summerville. We recently participated in the Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K. Donut holes and coffee were a big hit for runners and their friends who came to watch.

CPM Attends the CREATEng Showcase July 30, 2015

Charleston, SC (July 30, 2015) – Our CEO, James Gergen, attended the CREATEng Showcase on July 30th at Fort Dorchester High School.  Congratulations Danielle on your success!  

CPM Participates in the Beaufort Water Festival July 18, 2015

BEAUFORT, SC (July 18, 2015) – Our team participated in the raft race for the second year in a row! We tried and lost, but oh what fun. Thanks to all of our members who came out and cheered us on!

We also participated in the parade. We loved seeing all of our Beaufort members!

In the Community 2013-2014▼

CPM Donates to the Red Cross
CHARLESTON, SC (December 5, 2014) – The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross provides vital services to the entire state of South Carolina. CPM is proud to sponsor the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region. In 2014, they provided disaster relief to 7118 individuals and their families. To us, Carolina People Matter and this is just one way we show just how much!

Beaufort Christmas Parade
BEAUFORT, SC (December 6, 2014) – Our staff, including CEO James Gergen, participated in the Beaufort Christmas parade on Sunday. Everyone had a great time. We appreciate the Beaufort community and your continued support!


CPM Donates to MUSC Children's Hospital: February 2013
CPM Raised just over $4,900 in donations for the MUSC Children's Hospital. Donations were gathered from fundraising events such as bake sales and car washes that were held throughout the 2012 year.Out and About with our Membership
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CPM Attends North Charleston Creative Arts PTA Meeting: November 2012
It's important to reach out to every generation to educate on financial planning and the importance on building a solid financial foundation. CPM staff attended the North Charleston Creative Arts PTA Meeting to explain to parents about financial...

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Bake Sale for Children's Miracle Network: April 2012
CPM Federal branches from all over the state host Bake Sales to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

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Car Wash for March of Dimes: April 2012
Beaufort area employees of CPM Federal hold a car wash to benefit March of Dimes.

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Facebook Food Drive Delivery: February 2012
It was time for CPM and Piggly Wiggly to drop off the canned food donations that were collected as a result of the Facebook Food Drive campaign.

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Charleston City Marathon: January 2012
Employees of CPM Federal teamed up with employees and students of Zucker Middle School to pass out water, Gatorade, and bananas to race participants.

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