Redwood Credit Union Races 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, Marin, and Mendocino Counties. More than 100 volunteers, including employees, family, and friends, walked or ran in the Sonoma and Mendocino County races, which took place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, while RCU’s Marin and Napa county branch locations raised funds for local nonprofits through the Bay Area Human Race, which took place at the Marin County Fairgrounds on May 13th, 2017.  The Human Race events are put on by the local volunteer centers in each county.

Human Race participants in all four counties collected pledges and raised money for local nonprofits of their choice. At the Sonoma and Mendocino County Human Race events, RCU’s mascot, Reddy the Redwood, posed for photos and offered moral support to walkers and runners.

“RCU supports numerous fundraising events throughout the year, but the Human Race is special in that it allows our staff to raise funds for whichever nonprofit they are truly passionate about,” said Mishel Kaufman, senior vice president of risk management and team captain for RCU’s Human Race efforts. “There is such strong support throughout the community for the Human Race and we’re always excited to be a part of that.”

Redwood Credit Union is an active supporter of the communities it serves, through sponsorships, fundraising and volunteering. In 2016, RCU employees and officials collectively volunteered more than 4,100 hours at community events.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union 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, investment and financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU is over $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 285,000 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. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook at and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for regular news and updates.