Redwood Credit Union finishes strong in the race to support local nonprofits

RCU contributes over $45,000 to local communities through two regional Human Race events

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 10, 2018) — Redwood Credit Union (RCU) employees contributed over $45,000 to local nonprofits by sponsoring, fundraising, and participating in Human Race events in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. More than 120 volunteers, including employees, family, and friends, walked or ran in the Sonoma County race on April 27th and the Mendocino race on May 5th. Both Human Race events are put on by the local volunteer centers in each county.

Human Race participants collected pledges and raised money in a variety of ways for local nonprofits of their choice. Different departments raised funds by offering pozole, taco, nacho, and Hawaiian BBQ lunches for staff who donated, and several engaged local restaurants in “dine and donate” days. There was also a silent auction and a day of sponsored candy-grams delivered to RCU employees.

“RCU loves supporting the Human Race, as evidenced by the inventive ways our employees raise funds,” said Mishel Kaufman, senior vice president of risk management and team captain for RCU’s Human Race efforts. “I think the fact that each person can choose the nonprofit for which they’re raising funds makes it more meaningful to each individual. This is a special event for us and the whole community.”

Redwood Credit Union is an active supporter of the communities it serves, through sponsorships, fundraising and volunteering. In 2017, RCU employees and officials collectively volunteered more than 7,300 hours at community events.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. With a mission to passionately serve the best interests of its Members, team members, and communities, RCU delivers many ways for its Members to save and build money through checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, digital banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary). RCU has more than $8.5 billion in assets and serves more than 465,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on FacebookInstagramX, and LinkedIn for news and updates.


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