The fundraising effort raised money through the sale of $1 snowmen; individual donation amounts ranged from $1 to $2,386. “We are very excited about the amount of money we raised and we couldn’t have done this without the hard work of our employees and donations from both employees and members,” said Patelco President and CEO Ken Burns, who serves as the co-chair of the CU4Kids Advisory Board for the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. “Here at Patelco we pride ourselves on our commitment to improving our surrounding communities and this donation drive was a way to give back.”
Patelco will hold a check presentation ceremony on January 16 at their corporate office during which Burns will present the check to Tina Evans, the director of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
In addition to fundraising for local hospitals, Patelco also launched a CaféGive Facebook app to raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to aid Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast. $6,535 was raised. Patelco added an additional $5,000 to bring the total donation amount to $11,535.
Patelco will continue its focus on charitable giving and community involvement in 2013 with additional programs devoted to youth financial literacy, elder financial protection and other various community outreach drives, campaigns and volunteer opportunities.
About Patelco Credit Union
Founded in 1936, Patelco Credit Union ranks among the largest credit unions in the nation and is the fifth largest in California with more than $3.8 billion in assets and 270,000 members. Throughout its 76-year history, Patelco has helped people and their communities prosper through volunteer initiatives and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity in banking, and garnering trust. Patelco is a federally insured, not-for-profit, full-service credit union that offers the same types of products and services as large banks. Membership in Patelco is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit Patelco Credit Union at patelco.org.