InRoads Credit Union Shows Local Nonprofits Love with Donations


InRoads Credit Union President and CEO, Brooke Van Vleet (L), presents a check to the Amani Center’s Beth Tupper Pulito (center) and Cassy Anderson-Miller (R).

InRoads Credit Union recently made two $500 donations to local charities as part its Valentine’s Day festivities. MOM of Columbia County and Amani Center were among the nominated nonprofit organizations selected by the credit union’s members in a social media campaign.

“Members love local nonprofits and so do we,” said Brooke Van Vleet, President and CEO of InRoads. “It was an honor to present checks to each of these amazing organizations in the name of our members.”

Oregon-based InRoads has already contributed over $5,000, and donated nearly 50 volunteer hours to local nonprofits in 2019.

MOM of Columbia County works to improve the lives of mothers, children, and babies. Amani Center is a child abuse assessment program that strives to minimize trauma in a secure, child-friendly environment with the goal of preventing child abuse in all forms.

Check presentation

Van Vleet (L) presents a check to MOM of Columbia County’s Niki Fransik (R).








Oregon State Credit Union Names Ashley McDonough as New Community Education Director

Ashely McDonough

Ashely McDonough, Community Education Director at Oregon State Credit Union.

Oregon State Credit Union has named Ashley McDonough, a career teacher at the high school and university levels, as Community Education Director. McDonough most recently worked at Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College as a lead instructor in English Language Acquisition. She holds a master’s degree and teacher certification from the University of Oregon, is multilingual, and has studied abroad in Chad, France, and Argentina.

“Oregon State Credit Union’s reputation and high-profile community role aligns with my passion to help people take control of their financial futures,” said McDonough. “I look forward to applying my diverse background in education at all levels toward meaningful financial literacy to serve our communities.”



America’s CU and Community 1st Support Hoops 4 Heroes Basketball Game 
America’s Credit Union and Community 1st Credit Union are supporting the fourth annual Hoops 4 Heroes Basketball Game where members of the military square off against first responders. The game is scheduled for March 7 at the Steilacoom High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. in Steilacoom, Washington.

“It’s really exciting to bring the community together to support our service members for the fourth year,” said Association of the United States Army, Dupont Steilacoom Subchapter President, Amber Young. “Bringing the event back to Steilacoom High School where it began makes it even more special.”

Admission to the game is by donation. In addition, organizers will sell raffle tickets for several prizes including a flat-screen television, signed basketballs, and gift baskets. All proceeds benefit DuPont-Steilacoom Subchapter of the AUSA, a nonprofit advocacy organization for the United States Army.





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