WATCH: 2023 Credit Union Hero of the Year

Amanda Merz has deep ties to the nonprofit community in the Sacramento, Calif., area, and these relationships provide deep insights into community needs.

Merz is community impact manager at $4.6 billion asset SAFE Credit Union in Folsom, Calif.—and Credit Union Magazine’s 2023 Credit Union Hero of the Year. She works with a range of organizations that focus on SAFE’s three pillars of philanthropy: education, health care, and veterans.

“Amanda Merz takes a holistic approach to her work,” says Publisher Michelle Willits. “She has a well-rounded focus on the physical, mental, and financial health of members and the community. She knows the smallest actions can make the biggest impact.”

In this video, Merz’s colleagues commend her efforts to connect with people and organizations to benefit the community.


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