REV a Winner Among Winners at Industry Awards Gala and Conference

REV is on a winning streak, as it continues to build a culture of excellence that benefits both its members and employees. The credit union was recently recognized at the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Carolinas Credit Union League’s LAUNCH Conference in Concord, North Carolina.

The event was a celebratory occasion as they walked away with not one, but two awards. REV was acknowledged for its leadership in youth financial education, while also receiving accolades for Public Relations Coordinator Kelly Nix, who was honored with an individual achievement award.

REV places first in the $1 billion+ asset size category in recognition of leadership in youth financial education

The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award was created to recognize efforts within the credit union industry to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers alike who are under the age of 18.

REV is committed to improving financial literacy and engaging with learners of all ages but it was REV on Campus, its student banking program, that took home first prize. REV on Campus offers high school students the chance to develop work-readiness skills while learning vital financial concepts that prepare them as they enter the workforce. Featured by the South Carolina Department of Education as a model Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, REV on Campus provides students with the opportunity to work in fully operational REV school branches, providing banking services to students, faculty, and administration.

“I am honored to accept the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award on behalf of the REV on Campus program in the company of some amazing credit unions who are serving their communities in unique ways,” said Angela Snavely, Marketing Operations Manager at REV. “This award serves as a testament to our commitment to empower young people with the necessary knowledge and tools to confidently navigate the complexities of personal finance. It’s incredible to think that the REV on Campus program we have today was just an idea two years ago. From conception, to setting goals, to achieving success!”

For learners outside of the high school age range, REV offers #adulting, in-depth financial wellness education program that covers topics ranging from understanding income, fraud awareness, budgeting, net worth, credit scores, debt, and more.

Kelly Nix awarded the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Individual Achievement Award

Public Relations Coordinator Kelly Nix’s dedication to community service and her contributions to the community have earned her the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Individual Achievement Award.

As the face of good at REV, Kelly’s infectious positivity and genuine care for others inspire everyone around her to embrace the spirit of giving back.

One of Kelly’s notable contributions is her leadership in organizing the credit union’s annual REV Day for Good. This event brings together employees from North and South Carolina, offering them the opportunity to contribute over 1300+ volunteer hours in support of 23 nonprofit organizations. This collective dedication exemplifies the spirit of giving and compassion that Kelly embodies.

Motivated by her desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those around her, Kelly has devoted her time and efforts not only to serving her family but also to supporting her colleagues and the wider community. She attributes her servant’s heart to her grandfather, who dedicated his life to providing accessible medical care to those who couldn’t afford it. Kelly’s parents also played a crucial role in instilling in her the understanding that life is meant to be shared, and that enriching the lives of others is our true purpose. This legacy of compassion has been passed down through generations, and Kelly continues to honor it through her actions today.

We extend our congratulations to Kelly on this well-deserved achievement and thank her for inspiring others to tap into their own capacity for service.