Oregon’s Providence FCU Earns Two Awards

Providence Federal Credit Union President/CEO, Shirley Cate has been named the 2011 winner of the Anna Read Award by the Credit Union Works Association (CUWA). The award goes to an individual in the Credit Union Movement who supports and volunteers for CUWA and other volunteer activities.

Anna Read was one of the original credit union leaders in Oregon having been named president of Portland Teachers Credit Union (now known as OnPoint Community Credit Union) in 1932. Ms. Reed represented Oregon at the organizational meeting for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 1934. She also was a co-founder of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Providence Federal Credit Union has also been recently named one of Oregon’s “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” by Oregon Business Magazine. The winners were selected by the employees of the companies themselves that delivered nominations to the magazine. Nearly 19,000 employees from businesses throughout Oregon participated in the nominations process.

“We’re doing what’s right in our workplace,” said Cate. “We are honored to be recognized by our employees for our efforts in supporting a healthy workplace as well as being environmentally and socially responsible.”

Providence Federal Credit Union has added energy-efficient sensor lights in their offices, recycling bins throughout the its branches and installed water coolers to reduce plastic bottled water use. Additionally, the credit union provides free Tri-Met bus and Max train passes to employees to reduce vehicle traffic in the area.

 

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