Bay Federal Credit Union raises more than $21,000 for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

CAPITOLA, CA (August 5, 2019) — Bay Federal Credit Union employees raised $11,055.33 during the month of May in their annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser. Thanks to a philanthropic match of $10,000 from CO-OP Financial Services, Bay Federal sent more than $21,000 to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Bay Federal received CO-OP Financial Services’ Miracle Match in recognition for its creative fundraising methods. Bay Federal raised funds through raffles, bake sales, branch decorating contests, and a “Coin Wars” competition to collect pocket change at the credit union’s corporate offices. The credit union surpassed the amount it raised last year by more than $500.

The funds raised will remain local at the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. The foundation regularly serves sick, injured, and special needs children in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties.

“It is an honor to support our outstanding local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program,” said Bay Federal President and CEO Carrie Birkhofer. “This program provides support, aid, and comfort to children and their families in a time of need. This is part of Bay Federal’s commitment to the people who live in our community, which is why I am incredibly proud of our team members’ dedication to this cause.”

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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