Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/Origence Golf Classic raises approximately $80,000

ONTARIO, CA (August 14, 2020) — Practicing COVID-19 precautions, the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation/Origence Golf Classic was held Aug. 10 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA and raised approximately $80,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.  

The event attracted some 70 players. Origence, a brand of Ontario, CA-based CU Direct, served as the title sponsor. 

“We were grateful to still hold this annual event that helps us to fund the Foundation’s Bite of Reality, an interactive youth financial education program that provides youth in California and Nevada with a taste of real-work financial realities, helping them learn the basics of budgeting,” said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano. “Despite the pandemic and school shutdowns in the Spring, we were fortunate to pivot to a virtual program that still reached hundreds of young people in both states.”  

The tournament’s winning group came from Lake Forest, CA-based Eagle Community CU: Jeff Madland, Scott Rains, Chuck Morris, and Bob Thompson. The Closest to the Pin Winner at Hole #4 was Chuck Morris of Eagle Community CU.

In addition to Origence and CU Direct other major sponsors were CO-OP Financial Services, CUNA Mutual Group, SchoolsFirst FCU, Catalyst Corporate FCU, PSCU, Credit Union of Southern California.

L-R: The 2020 Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/Origence Golf Classic’s winning foursome—Chuck Morris, Jeff Madland, Scott Rains, and Bob Thompson of Lake Forest, CA-based Eagle Community CU.

About Richard Myles Johnson Foundation

Founded in 1958, the RMJ Foundation is dedicated to supporting credit union efforts in spreading the financial literacy message to young people. The Foundation offers the Bite of Reality program, a hands-on simulation program that teaches the basics of finances to teenagers. It is funded through donations from credit unions, League chapters, corporations providing credit union services, and individuals. More information about the Foundation is available at its website at   


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