UNCLE Credit Union contributes to Livermore Lab Foundation to advance STEM education initiatives and scientific knowledge

LIVERMORE, CA (November 4, 2021) — UNCLE Credit Union, a full-service financial cooperative serving four Northern California counties, with assets over $625 million and 31,000 members, continues to support the Livermore Lab Foundation with a donation of $10,000 this year. Formed in October 2016, the Livermore Lab Foundation is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge, inspiring a new generation of scientists and engineers, and creating transformative technologies to enhance human health, safety, and quality of life. In addition, the Foundation supports STEM education programs, student fellowships, and student research at  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The Lab has a proud history of community engagement, service, and charitable giving. Its contributions include annual grant programs, training for teachers in cutting-edge areas of applied science, and the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, just to name a few. UNCLE’s donation to the Livermore Lab Foundation is made in the spirit of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s HOME Campaign. The annual giving program of the HOME Campaign is exclusive for laboratory employees and began on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

UNCLE Credit Union is passionate about investing in science and technology to advance research innovation and technological accomplishments addressing a myriad of societal changes, and as such was one of the first contributors to the Livermore Lab Foundation.

“We are honored UNCLE Credit Union is supporting the Foundation, and the extensive STEM opportunities at LLNL,” said Dona Crawford, chair, Board of Directors for the Livermore Lab Foundation. “UNCLE’s contribution will directly enable the next generation of STEM leaders to pursue their passions.”

UNCLE Credit Union Board Chairman Chung Bothwell adds, “65 years ago, UNCLE was  founded by four employees of the Lab and we share a guiding principle which places high value on creating a positive impact on our local communities. Like the Lab, UNCLE recognizes the importance of STEM programs and initiatives which build a better world for our future generations. Our continuous contributions to the Livermore Lab Foundation directly align with these beliefs.”

The Livermore Lab Foundation is an IRS recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations can be accepted from any member of the public, including individuals, businesses, other nonprofits, colleges, and universities and are tax deductible in accordance with IRS charitable giving. Donations may be designated for STEM student programs or may be used as general support where funds will be allocated where most needed to harness the power of science to address some of the greatest challenges in neurodegenerative disease, climate science, and more. The Foundation recently launched a new carbon education initiative designed to help the general public and students understand the concept of carbon neutrality and the specific CO2 reduction goals in California. Information on this initiative can be found at

To learn more about the Livermore Lab Foundation, visit

About UNCLE Credit Union

Established in 1957, UNCLE Credit Union is a $700+ million, full-service financial institution serving approximately 34,000 members. The organization offers the benefits of credit union membership with a full array of financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. UNCLE has five financial centers and one sales office located in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley, as well as 5,600 branches and more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs available through participation in the CO-OP Shared Branching Network. In addition, members have access to a wide spectrum of mobile and online banking services. UNCLE Credit Union is renowned for its community involvement, professional and personalized service, and unwavering commitment to helping members achieve their financial goals. To learn more, visit


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