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DCU 40th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating DCU's 40th Anniversary

Four decades of banking the DCU way.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we at DCU have much to be thankful for.

Forty-years-ago, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) sought to identify a way to offer its employees the ability to conduct their personal banking at an employee-owned financial service provider.

In October of 1979, DEC received approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to federally charter Digital Employees’ Federal Credit Union (DCU) to serve DEC employees. And, in May 1980, DCU welcomed our very first member. Within the first month of opening, 3,200 members had joined the credit union.

Throughout our forty-year history, DCU has never lost sight of our roots. In February 1999, we officially incorporated Digital in our name as a nod to Digital Equipment Corporation.

Our vision in the very beginning was that “All Members Achieve Financial Well-Being.” Today, as the catalyst and cheerleader for our members’ long-term financial success, that vision is "All Members Achieve Their Financial Goals Collaboratively."

From being the third credit union in the U.S. with a website to introducing one of the first mobile banking apps, DCU has always placed an emphasis on making banking more convenient for our members through using innovative technology.

Through this forward-thinking approach to banking and members referring their friends and family to DCU, we now have over 850,000 members nationwide.

A lot of things can change in 40 years, but some things remain constant, like DCU’s unwavering passion for providing exceptional member service and making a positive impact in the communities where our members live and work. It’s just the way we do things… it’s the DCU Way: People Come First, Do the Right Thing, and Make a Difference!

Thank you to each and every member and employee who over the past 40 years has been a part of this journey. 

Join us in October by celebrating #TheDCUway….

Throughout the month we’ll be paying homage to our humble beginnings on our website, through social media, and at our branches by celebrating DCU’s history through the DECades.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a retro look back, including trivia and fun facts throughout the month. Stay tuned for details on our nationwide Facebook sweepstakes!*

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, DCU will be sponsoring 40,000 meals by donating to Feeding America. We encourage you to celebrate our anniversary with us by considering a donation of your time or money to your favorite charity. Perhaps by setting a goal to volunteer for four or forty hours this year or donate $4 or $40 to your favorite charity.


*Official Rules

No purchase or account necessary to enter to win. Must be 18 years or older to enter or win.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to members and nonmembers who are permanent legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date the sweepstakes begins. Present employees, volunteers, and affiliates of DCU Realty and immediate family members are ineligible to enter. An immediate family member is defined as spouse, domestic partner, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or sibling (including adoptive, in-law, and step-relationships). No purchase necessary to enter to win. Opening an account will not improve the odds of winning. All entries have an equal chance of winning. Only one entry per person will be permitted.

How to Enter: Like our sweepstakes post by October 19th 12:00 noon EDT. Only one entry per person will be permitted.

Prize: Five (5) Polaroid cameras with an approximate retail value of $70.00, five (5) turntables with an approximate retail value of $50.00 and thirty (30) Trivial Pursuit 40th Anniversary Editions with an approximate retail value of $30.00. DCU reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.

Winner Selection: Forty (40) winners will be selected in the random drawing and prizes will be awarded randomly among the winner selections. Winner will be announced in the post, as well as in a separate Facebook post on the DCU page on Tuesday, October 22nd (no later than 5pm EDT). Winner must respond with name & mailing address by Friday, October 25th by email to [email protected] or direct message to DCU (no later than 5pm EDT). In the event that a winner does not provide a mailing address, an alternate winner will be randomly selected. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible enrollments received.

Miscellaneous: All taxes on any prize won are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes, which may be deemed applicable in such winner’s jurisdiction of residence. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner. Further, by accepting a prize, Winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and:

  1. To release and hold harmless DCU, subsidiaries, licensees, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in this sweepstakes.
  2. Winner agrees to allow DCU to use their name and or likeness in any DCU publication, including DCU’s website, Facebook page, or other social media channel, related to post-promotion of this sweepstakes without further compensation, permission or notification.
  3. Agrees to the release of Facebook and acknowledges the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Sponsor: DCU, 220 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough, MA 01752.

Consumer Disclosure: This sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law. The sweepstakes starts Tuesday, October 15th at 5 PM EDT and ends Saturday, October 19th at 12:00 noon EDT. DCU reserves the right to refuse an entry if any of these conditions are not met. You should not enter this promotion unless the conditions above are fully understood.