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First Tech Federal Credit Union engages members, employees and the community in annual ‘Season of Giving’ campaign

Credit union difference of people helping people shines bright with more than $200,000 supporting nonprofit partners in the Northwest and California

SAN JOSE, CA (December 23, 2019) — First Tech Federal Credit Union members, employees and the community came together for its annual signature ‘Season of Giving’ campaign. First Tech launched its annual giving campaign seven years ago to illuminate the collective impact people and organizations can make when working together.

Through in-branch and online voting in Oregon, Washington, California and beyond, First Tech employees, members and the community played a role in allocating funds and employee volunteer hours. More than $200,000 and thousands of volunteer hours went to support 43 nonprofit organizations.

“There is no better way to end the year than by bringing our employees and members together to give back to the communities we serve,” said Greg Mitchell, First Tech President and CEO. “We’re proud to support so many organizations that are dedicated to creating stronger, healthier communities with our ‘Season of Giving’ campaign as well as through additional philanthropic efforts throughout the year.”

Frontrunners in the ‘Season of Giving’ voting campaign include:

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital-Oakland ($23,320), providing life-changing and innovative care for young patients and their families.
    “At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals we are committed to treating the entire patient, not just the disease,” said Anthony Candito, Director of Corporate Partnerships. “Our Child Life Services department provides art, music and pet therapies that play an integral role in the healing process and would not exist without the generosity of wonderful supporters like First Tech Credit Union.”
    Visit ucsfbenioffchildrens.org to learn more about UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s mission to be the best provider of healthcare services, the best place to work and the best environment for teaching and research.
  • Oregon Food Bank ($24,500), going beyond providing fresh, healthy food to Oregon families by championing self-reliance through nutrition programs.
    “At Oregon Food Bank, we believe we can build resilient communities that never go hungry,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO. We are thankful for our early and long-standing partnership with First Tech Federal Credit Union in creating an Oregon without hunger.”
    Visit oregonfoodbank.org to learn more about Oregon Food Bank’s work to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
  • Page Ahead ($19,160), working with schools, social service agencies, preschools and early childhood centers across Washington to provide underserved children with books and literacy programs.
    “The Season of Giving partnership with First Tech will enable kids in need to receive a home library this summer, so they can keep their reading skills sharp while school is closed,” said Susan Dibble, Executive Director. “We so appreciate First Tech’s partnership to help children develop the literacy skills they need to thrive in school and society.”
    Visit pageahead.org to learn more about Page Ahead’s work to positively impact literacy outcomes for all kids.

Additional partners supported through First Tech’s ‘Season of Giving’ campaign include the following organizations, among many others:

  • California: Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley ($9,160) and Valley Verde ($9,160)
  • Oregon: Doernbecher ($20,000) and SMART Reading ($15,500)
  • Washington: Seattle Children’s Hospital ($12,500) and Food Lifeline ($9,160)

About First Tech Federal Credit Union

First Tech Federal Credit Union is the banking partner for tech innovators. As the largest national credit union founded by and for the people of tech, First Tech understands the unique financial needs of their community and tailors services and solutions for them, including in-person banking, online and mobile banking, mortgages, loans, an investment division and more. Because First Tech is member-owned, it puts people over profits, with competitive rates and lower fees that provide members with the roadmap they need for future financial success. Founded more than 70 years ago, First Tech has over $17 billion in assets and serves employees of cutting-edge companies like Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike and Google through its dozens of branch locations and more than 5,600 Co-Op Shared Branch locations across the U.S. First Tech is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit www.firsttechfed.com.

About First Tech Federal Credit Union’s community commitment

First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2018, First Tech provided $3.2 million in charitable giving and more than 35,000 employee volunteer hours to the community; directing dollars and time to nonprofit partners who provide programs and services to children and families in need. First Tech’s philanthropic focus areas include support for education (STEM, early childhood literacy and financial education), research (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and supportive health services for children) and innovation (food, shelter and safety). Visit firsttechfed.com/community to learn more about the ways First Tech pays it forward throughout the year.

Contacts

Carey Kerns
The Hoffman Agency
503-754-7975
firsttech@hoffman.com

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