SDCCU named 2020 Corporate and Social Responsibility Awards finalist

Award winners honored at December 10 virtual event

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 14, 2020)San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, was recognized as a Corporate and Social Responsibility finalist  by the San Diego Business Journal at their December 10 virtual event. The Corporate and Social Responsibility, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awards, in its inaugural year, were designed to recognize the significant accomplishments of companies that embrace corporate and social responsibility, and diversity, equity and inclusion for the betterment of the community, and help make the world a smarter, healthier and more sustainable place.

“SDCCU is honored to have been selected as a finalist by the San Diego Business Journal,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “Our culture values employee volunteerism and encourages giving back and being involved in the communities where we live and work, and we are proud to be recognized as a company whose work is changing the community for the better.”

SDCCU was selected as a finalist in part for its commitment to putting people first and profits second, the principle that San Diego County Credit Union was founded on 82 years ago that continues to guide its decisions. This year, that principle remained at the forefront in guiding SDCCU’s response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. SDCCU’s leadership team began executing a response plan for employees, customers and the community, several weeks before they were told to do so by local, state and national officials. This plan included early communication, personal protection equipment, enhanced sanitation, social distance procedures, reduced branch hours, split shifts, remote work for 18 percent of staff, comfortable clothing, a temporary 25 percent base pay increase for branch employees, 20 percent for operations employees, ongoing wellness screens and much more. These internal programs were in addition to what SDCCU offered customers who were facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, which included consumer loan deferment, ATM fee waivers and early certificate withdrawal penalties waived.

SDCCU also mobilized quickly to deliver financial wellness information and webinars to the community at a time when it was needed most. SDCCU financial experts presented complimentary financial wellness webinars for customers and the community every Wednesday since March. For more information on upcoming webinars visit

About San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU)

SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions and ranked a top five credit union in California by Forbes. SDCCU proudly serves the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of over $13 billion, more than 437,000 customers, over 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Membership required. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit


Nathan Schmidt
EVP, Chief Experience Officer & Digital Channels
San Diego County Credit Union
PO Box 261209, San Diego, CA 92196-1209
P: (858) 597-2504

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