Redwood Credit Union Gives 111% in United Way Campaign

Robin McKenzie/Senior Vice President, Marketing & PR
(707) 576-5270 / 1 (800) 479-7928, ext. 5270 /

Santa Rosa, CA – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently completed their 2010 United Way workplace giving campaign with total contributions of more than $82,000 – achieving 111% of their $73,500 fundraising goal – to support local non-profits.

“Once again, I am awed by the generosity of our employees and Officials during RCU’s annual United Way fundraising campaign,” said RCU President & CEO Brett Martinez. “Exceeding our campaign goals year after year is a genuine testament to the dedication our staff and Officials have to their communities, and it is truly moving to see our employees step up and engage to support nonprofits, particularly during these economically challenging times when need is greatest.”

The Credit Union offered several unique incentives to encourage employees to contribute: weekly prize raffles, casual (jeans) days, ice cream parties for branches and departments with full participation and a drawing to win an exclusive lunch with the Credit Union’s Executive Team.

Redwood Credit Union employees and volunteer Officials participate in the United Way campaign annually to contribute funds for local non-profits across two United Way chapters: United Way of the Wine Country and United Way of the Bay Area. Because the Credit Union serves Members in multiple North Bay counties and San Francisco, the contributions benefit people in all the communities RCU serves, including Sonoma, Mendocino, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Lake and Solano Counties.

RCU supports a variety of non-profits and community efforts including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, local volunteer centers, and the Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino County Human Races.

Redwood Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving the North Bay since 1950. The $1.7 billion Credit Union offers complete banking services to consumers and small business owners, and has 15 branch locations throughout the North Bay and San Francisco. Anyone living, working or owning a business in the North Bay or San Francisco is eligible to bank with Redwood Credit Union. For more information, please call (707) 545-4000 or 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit Redwood Credit Union online at


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