SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union surpasses fundraising goal for CHLA Walk & Play L.A. 2023

Credit Union Members and teammembers provided support to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through event participation and in-branch fundraising activities

SANTA ANA, CA (June 16, 2023) — SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union serving school employees and their families, today announced that the Credit Union raised more than $12,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). The amount raised was through a combination of participation at the CHLA Walk & Play L.A. 2023 annual fundraising event and a fundraising campaign held in the Credit Union’s branch locations in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Overall, $12,439 was raised, making SchoolsFirst FCU the top corporate fundraiser for this event.

A team of 28 SchoolsFirst FCU teammembers participated in the CHLA Walk & Play LA event on May 20, held at the Santa Monica Pier. Walk & Play L.A is designed to help CHLA raise critical funds to support its mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children.

Funds were also raised through the Miracle Butterfly Icon Campaign held in SchoolsFirst FCU branch locations in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire from April 24 through May 20. When SchoolsFirst FCU Members donated $1 or more to the cause, their names were written on a paper butterfly icon and displayed in the branch. All donations directly benefited CHLA.

“SchoolsFirst FCU has a long-standing commitment to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), the charity of choice for credit unions,” said Kevin Martin, executive vice president, strategic integration and Member experience at SchoolsFirst FCU. “We are proud to support CHLA’s critical role in providing life-saving care to children and their families.”

Caption: A team of 28 SchoolsFirst FCU teammembers participated in the CHLA Walk & Play event at the Santa Monica Pier on May 20, 2023


Caption: SchoolsFirst FCU Members who donated $1 or more to CHLA got the opportunity to write their name on a paper butterfly icon that was displayed at participating branches.

About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is the fifth largest credit union in the country and has been recognized by Forbes as the number one credit union in California. Serving school employees and their families, the organization is dedicated to delivering World-Class Personal Service and improving the financial lives of its Members. Today they serve more than 1.3 million Members with a full range of financial products and services. SchoolsFirst FCU was founded in 1934, when 126 school employees pooled $1,200 and established a Member-owned cooperative to help improve each other's lives. In 2022, the Credit Union reported nearly $28 billion in assets and remains the largest credit union in California. For more information about SchoolsFirst FCU, visit

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Larry Meltzer

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