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Financial Education

At DCCU, we believe in the importance of providing FREE financial education to the communities we serve and we use a variety of training methods to educate the public on financial responsibility.  Whether it’s preparing a budget, improving your credit score, or learning the steps in becoming a homeowner, our goal is to teach the financial skills that are necessary to carry people through the financial stages of life.

Free Financial Education Classes

DCCU’s Financial Education team can provide FREE Financial Education classes for your organization. We teach a variety of topics and can customize our lesson plans to meet your specific needs.

Examples include:

  • Budgeting: Keeping Track of Your Money
  • DCCU Electronic Services: Keep Track of Your Finances While on the Go
  • Financial Aid: Funding an Education Using a Value Based Approach
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Which Mortgage is Right for You?
  • Secrets to Your Credit Score

If you are interested in having us visit your organization, please email us at communitydevelopment@mydccu.com.

Youth Education

DCCU has a proven track record of successfully teaching financial education and remain committed to teaching the importance of making wise financial decisions. We want to prepare youth to be financially responsible and help them build positive habits that will last a lifetime.

For more information about the youth financial education programs offered by DCCU, contact Sarah Landram at 540.946.3200 ext. 3149, or slandram@mydccu.com.

School Education

DuPont Community Credit Union is committed to teaching financial education throughout the communities we serve. In doing so, we have helped thousands of youth over the last 20 years understand important financial concepts. Our Financial Education team uses the Virginia SOLs as a guide to work along with teachers and other educators to provide resources that help establish sound money management skills.

Our team of financial educators are happy to make a presentation to your group. We believe learning good money management skills starts at an early age and goes on for the rest of your life. Let us know what you need and someone will be happy to contact you. Some of our most requested topics include:

  • Needs vs. wants
  • Saving Money
  • What is a Credit Union
  • Credit Union careers
  • Developing a budget
  • Understanding Credit
  • Preparing for college

Don’t see a topic that you are interested in? Let us know! Our team is more than happy to customize a lesson plan for you.

We have visited elementary, middle, and high schools. We can also accommodate groups for field trips to our branches. For more information, or to request a classroom visit, please contact communitydevelopment@mydccu.com and we will be happy to help.


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Meet the Team

Margaret Hersh

Margaret Hersh

Community and Business Development AVP

Phone: 540.946.3200 ext. 3361
Email: mhersh@mydccu.com

A dedicated community leader and volunteer, Margaret serves on many non-profit boards and committees regionally.  She enjoys working with business and community partners, and offering insight into the best products and services to realize their financial goals.


Sarah Landram

Sarah Landram, CCUFC

Financial Wellness Manager

Phone: 540.946.3200 ext. 3149
Email: slandram@mydccu.com

Sarah began her career at DCCU in 1990.  In 2007, she became DCCU’s Community Financial Educator, and in 2012 a Certified Financial Counselor through CUNA’s Financial Counseling Certification Program.  Sarah is committed to helping people learn the necessary skills and knowledge required to achieve financial security and prepare for a successful financial future.