STCU’s Financial Education Efforts Result in National CUNA Award

STCU received a national CUNA Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, for “My Life, My Money,” a program that reached over 1,400 students last year.

Inspirus Credit Union Helps Refugee Children Share Their Stories

With a generous donation, Inspirus Credit Union supported a diverse group of students at a Tukwila high school in sharing their Stories of Arrival.

How Northwest Credit Unions Can Help Schools Teach About Money With Free and Low-Cost Resources

An innovative partnership between a credit union and a local college of education will provide free financial literacy lesson plans in English and Spanish.

Calling Oregon Credit Unions: Take Survey by Monday to Help State Increase Access to Financial Education

Oregon credit unions have an opportunity to be part of a Financial Literacy Working Group the State Treasurer is establishing in March. Fill out a quick survey by February 29 to earn a seat at this important table.

News and Notes from Member Credit Unions

Gesa CU opens its eighth student branch, Mid Oregon CU pays it forward, Global CU promotes Military Saves Week, Sound CU announces a new Chief Business Services Officer.

Rogue’s $2.5 Million Loyalty Dividend Demonstrates Credit Union Difference

Medford, Oregon-based Rogue Credit Union deposited $2.5 million into the accounts of 81,000 members as part of the first “Rogue Rewards Loyalty Dividend.”

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Spokane Area Credit Unions Contribute Over $28K to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Eleven Spokane-area credit unions contributed their share of the NWCUA’s Roaring 20’s auction funds to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital February 9.

Eugene and Portland Area Credit Unions Contribute to OHSU Doernbecher and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart

Thirty years after founding Credit Unions for Kids, Northwest credit unions keep the tradition strong with contributions of nearly $100,000 to two Oregon children’s hospitals. Toys, wagons and baby swings were part of the bounty.

Lower Valley Credit Union Proves Its Worth to the Hispanic Community

Washington’s Lower Valley Credit Union is the first in the Northwest to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, showing it is willing and able to be a strong partner to this growing community.

Yakima Valley Credit Unions Collaborate to Contribute to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital received some “credit union love” and generous Credit Unions for Kids contributions on January 13.

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.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

NW Priority donates Santa-sized haul of toys and bikes; Kitsap Chapter celebrates emergency room doctors and nurses; Gesa supports culinary center in providing meals for homeless teens; Mid Oregon rolls out the dough for the holidays; and Christmas dinner is on the house, thanks to Wauna.

NWCUF Grants $11,800 for Spokane Windstorm Relief

Spokane-area credit union employees suffered tens of thousands of dollars in property damage in the historic windstorm. The NWCUF and regional credit unions stepped up to help.

Bruce Rouillard, Former Washington League CEO, Leaves Lofty Legacy

Rouillard, who passed away last week, leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of contributions to the Credit Union Movement. One story shows how deep his credit union commitment flowed.

Disaster Relief, Financial Education, New Programs Highlight Foundation’s 2015

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation made life-changing impacts this year in asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Sound opens West Seattle Branch; Gesa will match donations for Habitat for Humanity through December 24.

Share the Love Awards Another $30,000 to Charity in November

The video campaign to highlight credit unions’ community impact benefited a children’s cancer program, a farmers market, and an organization that gives food to children who need it.

After Record Rainfall and 35-Foot Waves, Fibre Federal Extends Hand to Flood Victims

Fibre Federal Credit Union created a special, low-interest loan to help those who sustained losses during the record-breaking floods last week.