Advantis Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits

The grant fund has contributed over $300,000 to local organizations and has funded 39 projects since the program began in 2011.

Rogue, Pacific Crest, Launch Wagon Train Benefitting Credit Unions for Kids

Red Wagons and funds raised at the NWCUA Roaring 20’s Auction are rolling into regional Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Rogue Credit Union and Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union made the season’s first presentation Wednesday at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Linn-Co FCU Puts Positive Tone on School Year for Students in Need

The credit union helped 300 underprivileged kids get ready for school by sponsoring a school supply “shopping spree” together with other leading community organizations.

Doernbecher: Credit Unions Among Most Generous Contributors to Knight Cancer Challenge

Credit Unions for Kids’ $12 million in contributions to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has helped to advance life-saving research and treatment for sick children, while also ensuring the future of “the best care possible,” the Ambassador Advisory Group learned this week.

Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers: What Do Members Want?

In a fascinating study, CUNA Mutual Group’s TruStage consumer brand finds that middle-income credit union members see financial stability and family as key drivers of success, but differences abound across generations.

Northwest Credit Unions Donate Record $1.59M to Credit Unions for Kids

Credit unions in the Northwest and nationally provided record financial support to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2014.

Fred Meyer Employees Federal Credit Union Mourning Loss of Longtime Manager Gerald Rutz

Gerald H. “Jerry” Rutz, who led Fred Meyer Employees Federal Credit Union from 1963 until his retirement in 1992, passed away March 8, the credit union announced this week. He was 83.

With ‘JA in a Day,’ OSU Federal Can Teach Financial Literacy Lessons to Children Quickly

OSU Federal is partnering with Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington and students from Oregon State University to teach financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and more to elementary- and middle-school students in a unique, one-day program called “JA in a Day.”

Six Red Wagons, Hundreds of Toys, Smiles from Sick Children: Priceless

Other than meeting the “patient families” perhaps nothing results in more emotional and financial support for Credit Unions for Kids than the “Fleet of Little Red Wagons.” The tradition takes center stage at the Boardwalk of Miracles dinner and auction in Portland Oct. 9.

Ride and Rock is Shining Example of Credit Unions for Kids Fundraising Success

A partnership between iQ and Fibre credit unions rallied the credit union community together and raised nearly $40,000 for sick children. The Ride and Rock was one of many events this year benefiting Credit Unions for Kids. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Josalyn Alston recaps a colorful and memorable day.

Canepa Bang: You Can’t Argue With the Needs of Sick Children and Families

Partly for her role helping to establish and build a national presence for Credit Unions for Kids, Sarah Canepa Bang is receiving the Herb Wegner award for Individual Achievement. She reflects on the success of the credit union movement’s “charity of choice.”

Trust, Commitment are Keys to Financial Education Outreach

More than 30 credit union educators attended a Financial Education Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene Wednesday, sharing in the “secret sauce” of financial literacy. The NWCUA’s Financial Education Committee and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation will use the presentations to build an online resource library for educators.

North Coast to Host Cash Mob in Bellingham

North Coast Credit Union is hosting a cash mob to collect cash and goods for donation to Lydia Place, which provides housing and education to homeless women and their children in a formal, six-month program. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 22.

FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

The FTC is publishing a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on proposed modifications to COPPA in an effort to further strengthen protection for internet users 13 years of age and younger.

New Comic Book Brings Unique Approach to Financial Education

Strategic Link business partner MAP has teamed up with Spider-Man and the Avengers to help kids become Financial Superheroes.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what in the Northwest credit union movement.