BECU Featured on Foundation Podcast

BECU was featured on the latest National Credit Union Foundation “Murmurings” podcast today, focusing on foundations and awarding scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates. BECU discussed their scholarship program, which has distributed more than $2.2 million, reaching nearly 1,000 students over two decades.

On the podcast, you’ll hear from Debbie Wege, Cooperative Community Advocate and Executive Director of the BECU Foundation, talk about their scholarship program. The podcast also featured a unique banquet for scholarship recipients and special financial education event for students at a Seattle Mariners Game. In addition, the discussion touched on BECU’s “Closing for Good” event where they close their branches for a day and all BECU employees volunteer at reality fairs for local youth.

“One of the things that has kept us going with this scholarship program is that it’s really inspiring. A lot of their application is on their volunteerism. Some of the things they are involved in blow you away! Every year it catapults us forward to say ‘let’s do more’ if we can,” added Wege.

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Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

Posted in Around the NW, Community Impact, Financial Education, NWCUA.