Redwood Credit Union Finishes Strong in the Race to Support Local Nonprofits

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) employees contributed over $45,000 to local nonprofits by sponsoring, fundraising, and participating in Human Race events in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. More than 120 volunteers, including employees, family, and friends, walked or ran in the Sonoma County race on April 27th and the Mendocino race on May 5th. Both Human Race events are put on by the local volunteer centers in each county.

Human Race participants collected pledges and raised money in a variety of ways for local nonprofits of their choice. Different departments raised funds by offering pozole, taco, nacho, and Hawaiian BBQ lunches for staff who donated, and several engaged local restaurants in “dine and donate” days. There was also a silent auction and a day of sponsored candy-grams delivered to RCU employees.

“RCU loves supporting the Human Race, as evidenced by the inventive ways our employees raise funds,” said Mishel Kaufman, senior vice president of risk management and team captain for RCU’s Human Race efforts. “I think the fact that each person can choose the nonprofit for which they’re raising funds makes it more meaningful to each individual. This is a special event for us and the whole community.”

Redwood Credit Union is an active supporter of the communities it serves, through sponsorships, fundraising and volunteering. In 2017, RCU employees and officials collectively volunteered more than 7,300 hours at community events.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4 billion in assets and serves over 303,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit