Hospital at Allen University Receives $100K from Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union has awarded Allen University $100,000 to support the renovation of the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital Restoration Project. Allen University is a UNCF-member institution.

“As a community-chartered credit union, Palmetto Citizens exists to provide more than just low-cost financial services. We also look beyond our walls to support many deserving organizations and social causes in our community, such as the Good-Samaritan Waverly Hospital Restoration Project,” said Nick Wodogaza, president and CEO of Palmetto Citizens. “We are excited to continue our support of Allen University and look forward to the completion of this project and witnessing the positive impact it will have on our community for many years to come.”

Allen University signThe investment into Allen University will assist in renovating the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital. The $11 million renovation project will house The Boeing Institute on Civility, which will serve as a permanent memorial for the Emanuel Nine, the nine individuals who tragically lost their lives on June 17, 2015, when a gunman entered Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. It will also house the Levett School of Education, the Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary, the Waverly Wall Museum Portrait Display and the Dominion Energy Palmetto African American Hall of Fame.

The newly named Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union Welcome Center will be the first stop for visitors as they enter the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and will be a focal point of the facility upon its completion.

Allen University President Dr. Ernest McNealey has championed the University’s aspiration to demonstrate expansive service to the greater good. As such, all Palmetto Citizens staff members and officials will complete the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training program through the Boeing Institute on Civility at the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, at no charge, within the first three years of its being.


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Allen University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees.


About Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution offering a full range of services. They have been serving the financial needs of their member-owners since 1936.Operating from 14 locations and over 40 ATMs, their field of membership is open to residents and businesses within eight counties in central South Carolina. Currently, Palmetto Citizens assists over 100,000 members and joint owners and have over $1.2 billion in assets. For more information, visit