Financial center will bring convenient financial services to more than 21,000 BECU members in Burien, Washington.
While the credit union remains closed for the first half of a day this October, its employees will teach financial literacy in schools all over Washington.
BECU, the nation’s fourth-largest credit union, has informed members of its intent to begin offering stipends to directors and Audit Committee members in 2014. Annual stipends will range from $14,000 to $25,000, depending on position and committee service.
BECU won a 2012 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for its Member Volunteer of the Year Award and Donation Project, which recognizes and encourages its members’ exceptional charitable contributions.
Proactive work combatting fraud and identity theft has often left BECU, the nation’s fourth-largest credit union, unfairly associated with such cases in the media.
As CEO at BECU, Gary Oakland has navigated recessions, strikes and the housing market meltdown while growing assets to $9.5 billion and membership to more than 700,000, and he will be recognized with the Mark of Excellence honor next month.