Navigant Credit Union Named "Credit Union Hero" for Work in Community

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 1, 2019) – American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines, recognized Navigant Credit Union’s commitment to the community by recently honoring it as one of the region’s “Credit Union Heroes.”

Selected in the category of Overall Philanthropy, Navigant Credit Union was one of 18 community banks and credit unions from across New England – and the only one based in Rhode Island – to have earned this honor. In 2018, throughout a combination of grants, sponsorships, in-kind contributions and employee volunteer hours, Navigant Credit Union gave back to more than 450 organizations across Rhode Island.

Of the 18 credit unions honored at the awards ceremony on March 25, Navigant Credit Union was named “Best in Show.”

“We are very proud to receive this honor. Giving back to the local community is part of our history and our organization’s DNA,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Gary E. Furtado. “We firmly believe that, as a business with such close ties to the Rhode Island community, we have a responsibility to play our part in helping to make the state a better place to live and work. That’s our goal, and we look forward to continuing to work every day to achieve it.”


About Navigant Credit Union

Based in Smithfield, R.I., Navigant Credit Union is Rhode Island's oldest credit union. Navigant Credit Union has provided its members with unparalleled financial products and services, as well as community support, for over 104 years. With more than $2 billion in assets, more than 92,000 members and 18 branches, Navigant Credit Union supports its members through access to products and services, conservative financial management and commitment to the communities where we operate. The Providence Business News named Navigant Credit Union one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  Visit to learn more.