SCE Federal Credit Union Branch Manager awarded prestigious Kare Community Award for 2019

George Silva recognized for extraordinary level of support to local causes

IRWINDALE, CA (May 22, 2019) — The Board of Directors of the Kare Youth League, a non-profit youth organization that operates in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire, awarded the 2019 Kare Community Award to SCE Federal Credit Union Branch Manager George Silva at the organization’s annual Invitational Brunch, held in the Lexus Dugout Club at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 4.

The Kare Community Award recognizes one individual each year who has given an extraordinary level of support to the Kare program and other worthy causes throughout the San Gabriel Valley. George Silva and SCE Credit Union have supported Kare Youth League on projects large and small including its most recent and largest capital project, Kare Park in Irwindale, CA. He has also volunteered his time supporting Kare’s members by umpiring youth baseball games.

“Mr. Silva and SCE Credit Union’s faithful support of our boys’ and girls’ program has been an inspiration to us all,” said Kare Youth League Development Director Dave Carson. “George is a great guy and we are so honored to present George Silva with the Kare Community Award.”

Silva, born and raised in Boyle Heights, was locally educated at Roosevelt High School and East L.A. Community College. His career in banking brought him to SCE Credit Union, where he is currently in his fourteenth year as manager of the Irwindale branch.

In addition to the responsibility of running the largest of SCE Credit Union’s nine branches, Silva willingly takes on leadership roles with many of his volunteer commitments, serving the local residential and business community:

  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Baldwin Park – Past chairman of several committees including Co-Event Chair, Food Chair, Sponsorship Chair
  • American Diabetes Association – Volunteer and captain of the SCE Credit Union Tour De Cure Team
  • City of Baldwin Park – Past Planning Commissioner
  • Baldwin Park Business Association – Board President
  • Chamber of Commerce, Irwindale – Current Business Ambassador
  • City of Baldwin Park, Volunteer/Coordinator of Credit Union’s Involvement and Support of City Functions
  • Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park – Current Bio-Ethics Committee Member
  • Irwindale Educational Foundation – Current Board Member
  • Kare Youth League – Advisory Committee Member and Volunteer

Silva is passionate about working with people, building relationships and partnerships, and achieving success in his business and personal life.

Colleagues who have worked alongside Silva comment he is an invaluable member of any team and one who will take on not only his own significant role, but also handle other needs that may arise. He is generous, dependable, loyal and always a gentleman.

“We’re incredibly proud of George Silva,” said SCE Federal Credit Union President and CEO Dan Rader. “On a daily basis, year after year, George embodies the credit union’s mission to improve the lives of our members, our communities and our team. He has been heavily involved in many of the credit union’s volunteer efforts in the local community, including the American Diabetes Association’s Ride for the Cure, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Christmas with the Cops, and our own Mad City Money financial simulation events for teens. We thank the Kare Youth League Board of Directors for recognizing George for his significant contributions.”

George Silva

About SCE Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1952 by IBEW Local 47, SCE Credit Union has always been committed to the people we serve. Today, we have convenient access to serve our members in Southern California and Southern Nevada.  SCE FCU is proud to partner with our foundation, the Center for Financial Empowerment to carry out our vision to provide much-needed financial education to the next generation of members.  Our Mission is to improve the lives of our members, our communities and our team.

About Kare Youth League (

Kare Youth League is a non-profit youth organization that has operated in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire for 87 years. Based on the principle “Their Future Is Now,” Kare Youth League offers sports and guidance for boys and girls, instilling the principles of loyalty, teamwork, respect and generosity that will serve them throughout their lives. The organization operates at four centers in Arcadia, Covina, Irwindale and Upland.

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