About Patriot

Your financial partner for life.

The Patriot Story

Not all financial institutions are alike. Patriot Federal Credit Union offers you an option that is uniquely different from a bank. Once you join us, you’ll be immediately eligible for low or no-fee financial services, lower interest rates on loans, and higher yield savings accounts.  Plus, you’ll receive outstanding member services and the attention you deserve.

Explore the History of Your Credit Union

Providing Safe and Secure Solutions Since 1965

Established in 1965, Patriot Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, democratically owned and run by its members. The credit union is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership. Ronald Celaschi is Chief Executive Officer.

Community Charter

You are eligible to join if you live, attend school, worship, work or even if you regularly conduct business in: Franklin County, PA; Frederick County, MD; Washington County, MD; or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia – Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. Your Credit Union membership is for life, regardless of whether you change jobs, move, or retire. Wherever you go or whatever you do, you can access your financial products and services at Patriot Federal Credit Union by mail, phone, fax, email, internet, mobile device, and a nationwide network of ATMs.

Our Credentials

Patriot has become one of the largest credit unions headquartered in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With assets in excess of a billion dollars, Patriot Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, with 10 branch office locations serving its more than 80,000 members. Organized to meet your financial needs, Patriot Federal Credit Union offers a full line of savings and loan products and services, including mortgages and business lending services. Members enjoy competitive savings rates, attractive loan rates, and low- or no-fee services.


Ronald “Ron” Celaschi – President/Chief Executive Officer

Ron has more than 32 years in the credit union movement.  During his career, he spent over 14 years at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA), where he was a senior planning consultant for members of the credit union league.  He served as CEO of Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union (2005-2008), Vice President – Lending and Senior Vice President – Lending and Operations before being named President/CEO at Clearview Federal Credit Union (2018-2023). He joined Patriot in April 2023.

Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in business administration/finance, and a Master’s degree in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania. An active community servant, he has served on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, and has been involved as a volunteer youth soccer coach.  Ron currently sits on the board of trustees of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) – the federal political action committee of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and previously was active on the membership committee of the CUNA Lending Council, Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions on which he served as president and on the board of directors.

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    This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

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