About Us

The GLENVIEW CREDIT UNION was organized on April 30, 1941 as the Glenview Catholic Credit Union, to serve parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. Later it merged with the Menorah Credit Union. The charter was then further expanded to reach out to the rest of the community, which was reflected in the name change to Glenview Credit Union.

Membership is available to those living or working in Glenview & Northfield Township, which includes Golf, Northfield, Northbrook and portions of Niles, Prospect Heights, Wilmette, Glencoe and Deerfield. Family members of an existing member are eligible to join, too. Once you become a member, you are always a member.

The Glenview Credit Union, like all credit unions, is a non-profit financial cooperative. Although its services and products are similar to a bank, there are clear differences, which are advantages to you as a member. Customers are shareholders or members that wholly own the credit union, instead of stockholders who may not even be customers of the bank. Profits earned are returned to the membership in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and low or no-cost financial services.



To be eligible for membership, you must satisfy one of the following requirements:

* You must live or work in Glenview or Northfield Township (includes Northbrook, Northfield, Techny, Glenview, Golf, and select areas of Skokie, Prospect Heights, Glencoe, Deerfield, Wilmette, Winnetka)

* Or be related to a current member

* Or work for one of our Special Employee Groups

To initiate your membership complete an Application for Membership, provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, US passport, or state ID. A $50 deposit is required to open your savings account and must remain in the account as long as you remain a member.

            Print out the


            and bring it to our office along with your ID and initial deposit. We can also mail or email you information as needed. Simply make a request on the Contact Us page.


The ultimate responsibility for the direction of the Credit Union rests with our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected by the membership each year at the Annual Meeting by the membership in attendance or their proxy.

Glenview Credit Union has a strong volunteer board and committees that support the credit union by developing services, products and programs to enhance and benefit the membership. Annual events include Money Smart Week, Christmas in July, Toys For Tots, educational seminars, and more.

GCU People!

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  • GCU Board of Directors 2016-7

    Our board is made up of dedicated volunteers elected by the membership and/or proxy. If you are interested in volunteering for our board or committees please contact a current board member or the Glenview Credit Union President. 2016 GCU Board of Directors: Mike Vilches, Chairman of the Board Larry Pinkerton, Vice Chairman John True, Secretary Donald Hohs, Treasurer, Former [...]

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  • GCU Board & Committees

    Board Members are comprised of the membership: professionals; small business owners; students; homemakers; retirees and more!  Contribute to the growth of the credit union with your time, commitment and ideas. Aside from board opportunities we also have a range of committees that members can volunteer for. The board meets  on the third  Thursday of each [...]

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  • Community the GCU Way

    COMMUNITY THE GCU WAY *Where People Are More Important than Their Money* GCU is a community based credit union.  People make up our membership and they are important!  Each year GCU supports several community based events from the annual U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots drive to Money Smart Week to Christmas in July with [...]



FEBRUARY: Jump Rope for Heart with Glenview Public Schools

APRIL: Money Smart Week: Financial Education for All

JULY: Christmas in July with the Northfield Food Pantry

NOVEMBER: Turkey Drawing

DECEMBER: Toys For Tots