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RCU Exceeds United Way Campaign Goal

RCU’s Employee Giving Campaign Contributes Over $98,000 to Local United Way Chapters

Oct. 13, 2014

RCU Exceeds United Way Campaign Goal

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) completed its 2014 United Way workplace giving campaign this week, with total contributions of $98,175, exceeding this year’s campaign goal of $98,000. The Credit Union raised $96,000 for United Way last year.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is a core value for RCU, and I’m proud to see our employees and Officials embrace our United Way campaign for the sixteenth consecutive year,” said Brett Martinez, President and CEO of RCU. 

The Credit Union offered several unique incentives to encourage employees to contribute: prize raffles, casual days, smoothie parties and more. RCU’s campaign efforts support both United Way of the Wine Country, and United Way of the Bay Area. Because the Credit Union serves Members in multiple North Bay counties and San Francisco, the contributions all the communities RCU serves, including Sonoma, Mendocino, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Lake and Solano Counties.

In addition to supporting with monetary contributions, RCU employees recently volunteered in United Way’s Day of Caring. Volunteers this year focused on two projects in Santa Rosa, helping to refurbish a bicycle shed for the North Bay Children’s Center and to pack meals for Council on Aging.

RCU supports a variety of other nonprofits and community efforts throughout the year, including the American Red Cross, local volunteer centers and the Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino County Human Races.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, 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, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has nearly $2.4 billion in assets and serves over 237,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit  


Pictured (l to r) are Redwood Credit Union's Lonica Furniss, Meg Cadiz and RCU President & CEO Brett Martinez with United Way of the Wine Country President & CEO Mike Kallhoff, United Way of the Wine Country's Melissa Dobar and Mary Bigelow.

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