OCCU sponsors fundraiser for affordable housing

EUGENE, OR (October 20, 2022) — OCCU partnered with Cornerstone Community Housing as a Champion Sponsor for their annual Housing Heroes virtual event, which raised more than $80,000.

Cornerstone isa Eugene nonprofit focused on preventing homelessness byproviding quality affordable housing for people on limited incomes.

Funds raised will support programs to promote health, nutrition, financial stability and adult education among the 1300 families Cornerstone serves in its residential communities.

“The work that Cornerstone is doing is directly tied to our vision of enriching lives,” said Russ Bernardo, chief lending officer at OCCU.

A video featuring Bernardo discussing OCCU’s involvement can be found here:

About OCCU

OCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $3.4 billion in assets. The credit union was founded in Eugene, OR, in 1956, and has an expanding network of branches and web tools to provide its more than 260,000 member-owners with a full suite of financial services. Membership is open to anyone living or working in 28 Oregon counties or anywhere in Washington. Learn more at

About Cornerstone Community Housing

Since 1992 Cornerstone Community Housing has been committed to building quality, affordable housing for people living on limited incomes while offering services that promote opportunities for personal growth and economic independence.


Griffin Edwards
Community Engagement
Communications Specialist


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