Bay Federal Credit Union raises $12,001 for LEO’s Haven, Chanticleer Park Neighbors Association

CAPITOLA, CA (March 12, 2018) — Bay Federal Credit Union’s annual silent auction generated $12,001 for LEO’s Haven and the Chanticleer Park Neighbors Association at Embassy Suites in Seaside on January 28.

The Chanticleer Park Neighbors Association is working to build an inclusive playground called LEO’s Haven at Chanticleer County Park, the county’s first inclusive playground for children of all abilities.

“We are beyond thrilled to have Bay Federal’s support for this project,” said Mariah Roberts, Executive Director of the Chanticleer Park Neighbors Association. “This truly embodies the best of what community can accomplish when we all work together.”

With over $1.5 million raised, the all-volunteer group is dedicated to completing the capital campaign this year, so ground can be broken and construction can start in 2019.

“Each year, our employees select a cause they feel deeply about for our silent auction to benefit,” said Bay Federal President and CEO Carrie Birkhofer. “We feel that creating an inclusive environment for all our community’s children is an important undertaking, and we’re confident that Chanticleer County Park will become the gem of our entire community.”

In recent years, Bay Federal’s silent auction has supported many organizations, such as Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center, Teen Kitchen Project, Camp Opportunity, and Aztecas Soccer Program. Bay Federal’s silent auction is held each year as part of its annual employee appreciation event, and team members are encouraged to seek donations from area businesses.

Bay Federal Credit Union employees present a check for $12,001.00 to Tricia Potts of LEO’s Haven and Mariah Roberts of the Chanticleer Park Neighbors Association in Live Oak, California, on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves over 86,000 members and 2,400 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $1.6 billion in assets, Bay Federal is the largest member-owned financial institution in the region. The organization has been proudly serving its members and the community since 1957. Bay Federal is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, with a primary mission of promoting community development alongside their financial activities. Bay Federal has an award-winning employee volunteer program in which employees have given their own money and volunteer for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events each year.


Amy Ivey,
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Bay Federal Credit Union

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