Redwood Credit Union (RCU) received the Corporate Community Service award at the 25th annual Heart of Marin awards held January 11, 2018 at the Marin Center, hosted by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL). The Corporate Community Service award recognizes a local company that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy among its employees.
In 2017, RCU’s staff provided over 2,000 hours of volunteer support at 115 events supporting local nonprofits and community organizations in Marin, including the Marin/San Francisco Food Bank, Novato Human Needs Center, Marin YMCA, Conservation Corps of the North Bay, and many others. RCU regularly hosts “Bite of Reality” financial events at local high schools to help teens learn important real-world money management skills—more than 3,000 Marin students benefited from these programs. In addition, RCU supports SchoolsRule—a coalition that provides literacy, technology, arts and health education to all Marin public school students—through a unique program that generates a donation for every RCU credit or debit card transaction made by a Marin County Member, providing more than $30,000 to support SchoolsRule programs annually. In 2017, RCU also raised more than $31 million dollars through the North Bay Fire Relief Fund to assist people who were impacted by the devastating fires last October.
“RCU is extremely honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Matt Martin, Vice President of Community and Government Relations for RCU, who accepted the award at the event. “Giving back and supporting the well-being of our local communities is an integral part of who we are as an organization, and we are continually inspired by the amazing spirit this community has for giving and helping people in need.”
RCU also sponsored the Heart of Marin Volunteer of the Year award, which was presented to Kim Lambert of Canal Alliance by RCU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Ron Felder at the event.
Redwood Credit Union has 17 branch locations throughout the North Bay and San Francisco, including 3 Marin branches in San Rafael, Mill Valley, and Novato.
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 and investment 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 more than 300,000 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 news and updates, follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.