Charles N. Alston, Sr. has been a volunteer of Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union for 30 years. He currently serves on its board of directors and as chairman of the credit appeals committee. During his tenure, the credit union has grown from approximately $175 million in assets and 42,500 members in 1988 to over $1.3 billion in assets and 130,000 members in 2018. Mr. Alston attributes the credit union’s success to its commitment to the People Helping People philosophy, and its commitment to the community. APGFCU supports hundreds of organizations throughout the communities it serves both financially and through volunteer time.
In 1993, Mr. Alston led the effort to create a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity in the credit union’s field of membership. In its 25-year history, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna has completed over 100 construction projects and has served more than 700 families through its homeownership, repair and financial literacy programs.
During his employment, he served as a senior research analyst with the office of the Technical Director, Army Material System Analysis Activity (AMSAA). He was instrumental in laying the foundation for a multi-agency task force for the recruitment of minorities for the scientist and engineer career fields. This program received high acclaim from the U.S. Army and Material Command, as well as the Baltimore Federal Executive Board.
Charles is a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is also the co-founder of the Iota Nu Chapter of Harford and Cecil Counties. The chapter supports the community by providing scholarships and tutoring services at the Boys and Girls Clubs. An active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Charles serves as a deacon, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, advisor to the Scholarship Committee, and a Sunday school teacher.
Charles has been married to Mildred Hayes Alston for 54 years. They are parents of two children: Alicia, wife to Lt. Colonel (retired) Donald Harrison, and Charles N. Alston, Jr., husband of Renee Wilson Alston. Charles and Mildred are the proud grandparents of Isaiah Charles Alston.