Message from our CEO

Dear “Sun family” members,
Thank you for your membership at Sun Community. We are in the business to serve you, your family and community. As we continue our Sun journey together, it is with an emphasis that “we are in the people business” and strive to create an “extraordinary” member experience. I do understand that we may not be offering that experience in all cases, but be assured that this is our guiding principle for our credit union. A few significant actions taken here at Sun;

  • On May 6th, the Board and I met to define a “Vision” for Sun and concluded on the following, as it is “why we are in business”:

 “Changing lives, because we care!”

  • We are emphasizing continuous improvement to create an extraordinary experience for you and   by being “easy to do business with”. Offering loans to you, our membership and community is one of the core services we provide. To that end our Sun Team is focusing on:
    • Simplifying and streamlining our lending process to create an easier experience for you.
    •  Adjusting our loan guidelines to serve a broader base of the communities we serve. Life events happen, and we want to be a part of helping you into a better future and looking for solutions to “Get to Yes” for you.
    • We are in the process of addressing our credit card functionality and those of you who have credit cards with us will be receiving information on our next steps in
      the near future… we appreciate your patience and understanding.
    • New location to serve you in Palm Springs… we are excited to soon be opening our new Palm Springs Branch at 1717 E Vista Chino , Suite J-10, with our expected opening date in third quarter 2017.
    •  Community involvement… an area of strategic importance for “Sun” is to learn how we can assist more of our community in completing their education and provide nutrition
      availability for the young and older community. With that said, we have committed to
      investing over the next 18 months to the Imperial Valley Food Bank as they raise funds
      to build a new and larger food storage facility to serve more of our community.

I am excited about our future together to become the financial institution of choice, employer of choice, and make a difference that only our Sun Team can offer. Simply said: “Come on in, we would love to get to know you, have you become part of our Sun family, and feel the Sun difference - Changing lives, because we care”. Please feel free to reach out to my email at with your thoughts and comments that can assist us a better experience for you and your family.

Gary Ahlgren