OnPoint Community Credit Union Employees Direct over $90,000 to Local Nonprofits

8/17/2020

In honor of National Nonprofit Day on Aug. 17, OnPoint Community Credit Union announced its employees have directed over $80,000 to the Urban League of Portland, Adelantes Mujeres, and the Oregon Zoo as part of its fourth annual Employee Giving Campaign. To broaden its impact across the region, OnPoint will split another $10,000 among four employee-selected regional nonprofits: Greenhill Humane Society (Eugene), Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation (McMinnville), Saving Grace (Central Oregon), and The Giving Closet (SW Washington).

“Our communities are facing unprecedented challenges, and these nonprofits are working tirelessly to meet the ever-changing and growing needs of our region,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO of OnPoint. “As Oregon’s largest credit union, it is our responsibility and honor to continue giving back. On behalf of our employees and members, we are proud to support these organizations’ critical missions while advancing our own purpose of building strong communities, one person at a time.”

Each year, OnPoint’s annual employee giving campaign donates $100 on behalf of each of its employees to select organizations that are making a difference in the community. The campaign resulted in gifts of $32,023 to the Oregon Zoo, $23,687 to Adelante Mujeres, and $25,290 to the Urban League of Portland. Typically held during the holiday season, OnPoint moved up this year’s campaign to meet the unprecedented community need created by COVID-19, as well as today’s economic and social climate.

“OnPoint’s generous gift to the Oregon Zoo Foundation will support the daily care of over 2,500 animals at the zoo during a time of great uncertainty and need,” said Julie Fitzgerald, Oregon Zoo Foundation’s Executive Director. “Every dollar helps continues our mission to provide education, animal welfare and conservation. We’re profoundly grateful to have the support of this community.”

Adelante Mujeres Co-Founder and Executive Director, Bridget Cooke, said OnPoint’s generous support is invaluable — especially this year.

“We are so grateful to OnPoint Community Credit Union for partnering with us on our mission to educate, empower and provide entrepreneurship opportunities to Latina women and families in Oregon,” said Cooke. “This support will help us deliver holistic programming to more than 9,000 people and ensure we can continue to respond to the needs of our community in these challenging times.”

 

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