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The Travis Credit Union Foundation will make a $20,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Merced Valley Children’s Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital this year.


Vacaville, CA – On Tuesday, December 6, Travis Credit Union in partnership with the Travis Credit Union Foundation hosted its first Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Almost 100 guests gathered for this momentous occasion to celebrate individuals and community partners for their commitment to supporting local communities.


portrait of Doug Marshall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Travis Credit Union

Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) recently announced the appointment of Doug Marshall as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Marshall will oversee the organization's marketing strategy and community relations, including advertising and branding, public relations, community and member outreach, and marketing services.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) was recently recognized for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts with an award from the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS). The award is given to cross-specialty influencers, businesses, and organizations that have spearheaded initiatives to change the face of their industry by fostering diversity, facilitating an inclusive culture, and/or advocating for underrepresented groups.


portrait of Catherine Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Travis Credit Union

Vacaville, CA – Kevin Miller, President and CEO of Travis Credit Union (TCU), announced the appointment of Catherine Johnson as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. As Chief People Officer, Johnson will have oversight and responsibility for TCU’s Human Resources, Learning & Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion engagement programs, as well as be an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) invites high school seniors who college-bound to apply for its 2023 Community Impact Scholarship. The program was established in 2004 and was initially named after the first woman to serve on the Travis Credit Union Board of Directors - Mary Keith Duff, who believed in the power of the community impact the credit union will have on future generations. Through this scholarship, TCU provides annually twenty scholarships for a total of $40,000, recognizing local students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities.


Lois S. Dittmer, Travis Credit Union’s Founding Member and Former Member of the Board of Directors Passes Away

Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) remembers the life of one of the organization's founding members and former member of the Board of Directors, Lois S. Dittmer, who passed away in Fairfield, California on September 6, 2022, at the age of 103.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) was honored for the seventh time with the Air Force Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award. The award marks the third recognition in the past four years. This national recognition from the United States Department of the Air Force was presented to TCU at the Defense Credit Union Council’s Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, acknowledging TCU as the on-base financial institution that has gone above and beyond its duty to provide superior and customized financial service and financial education to Air Force members and their families.


Vacaville, CA – For a third consecutive year, Travis Credit Union (TCU) has earned America’s Best-In-State Credit Union recognition, presented by Forbes and Statista Inc. The 2021 list was announced on June 21, 2022, on Forbes.com. TCU first won this prestigious recognition in 2019.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) has awarded 20 local high school students $2,000 scholarships as part of the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship program. TCU provides these annual scholarships to deserving young members to help them cope with the rising costs of higher education and to reinforce the credit union’s commitment to the financial wellness of future community leaders.


Vacaville, CA– Travis Credit Union (TCU) recently sponsored Napa Valley College's 16th Annual Youth Business Plan Competition, allowing over 150 students to get insight into what it takes to build a successful business model. The annual competition provides an opportunity for high school and college-age students to research and write a business plan and enter the Business Plan Competition. The competition paid tribute to Charlie Monahan, who worked with Napa Valley College for more than 20 years and served as the associate dean, career pathways & economic and workforce development.


Vacaville, CA – After a nationwide search, the Board of Directors has chosen Thomas Kevin Miller as President and Chief Executive Officer of Travis Credit Union (TCU), starting April 13th, 2022. The Board followed the succession plan to ensure an orderly process for executive leadership transition. TCU's Board of Directors are elected by the membership and give their time and experience to ensure the organization meets the needs of its members and the community.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union (TCU) joins the fundraising efforts of the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) in support of Ukrainian credit unions and pledges to donate fifteen thousand dollars to the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund campaign. The Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund campaign aims to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of war-torn residents as well as the two million refugees who have fled the country.


Travis Credit Union (TCU) recently launched a series of Financial Inclusion Forums in Solano, Contra Costa and Yolo counties.


Vacaville, CA – Barry Nelson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Travis Credit Union (TCU), announced his retirement effective April 15, 2022. From the onset, Barry believed in providing value-added guidance that would build the community and enrich members' lives. Following the credit union philosophy of People Helping People he embraced the Awesome Cause initiative, focused on changing lives and lifting communities through financial wellness.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union has received national recognition for its outstanding financial education efforts to empower communities through financial literacy. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced on November 2, 2021, that the credit union earned First Place as the nationwide winner of the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.


Benicia, CA – It's a mad, mad, mad world out there, and over 130 Benicia High School students got a glimpse into the unpredictable world of finance at last week's Mad City Money (MCM) program, hosted by Travis Credit Union Foundation.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union, serving twelve counties in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley, welcomed Richard Word and Sal Vaca to the Governing Board, during the Board of Directors meeting in August 2021.


Vacaville, CA – San Francisco Business Times just announced that Travis Credit Union ranked 35th on the 2020 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists List.


Vacaville, CA – The Travis Credit Union Foundation's COVID-19 Relief program started its second phase on July 24, 2021. The Foundation launched an immediate philanthropic campaign to support 10 community organizations in five counties in order to alleviate long-term economic problems brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations from the general public will be matched up to $10,000 by the Travis Credit Union Foundation, which will provide grants to each nonprofit from Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Merced, and Yolo counties.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union recently awarded 20 local high school students the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship. TCU offers annual scholarships to assist its young members with the increasing cost of higher education and to reinforce its commitment to the financial success of our country’s future leaders.


Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union, serving 12 counties in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley, elected Deborah Aspling to oversee the financial cooperative as Board Chair, effective at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in April 2021.


Vacaville, CA – A week ago, the Travis Credit Union Foundation partnered with Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville to put students’ financial savvy to the test. Through a hands-on, live budgeting simulation dubbed Mad City Money, students got a taste of what it is like to balance their finances in the real world—complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments.


Travis Credit Union Experts Offer Advice

Vacaville, CA – At a pivotal time when more than half of Americans are feeling somewhat anxious about their financial situation due to the pandemic (NextAdvisor), there are steps you can take now in all the main areas of personal financial management to ensure that you are spending, saving, borrowing, and planning in a way that will enable you to take control of your financial life.


Vacaville, CA – For those seeking support in getting their finances back-on-track in 2021, Travis Credit Union is offering free online financial education on a variety of topics for all ages, open to members as well as non-members. The webinars featured for the month of March are listed below, with links to registration.

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Contact: Damian Alarcon
Director of Corporate Relations
Travis Credit Union
Phone: (707) 469-4985

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa, and Merced counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the twelfth largest credit union in California, with 225,000 members and more than $4.7 billion in assets. As a Community Development Financial Institution, we use our collective resources to support those we serve, to become self-sufficient and to prosper, including those in our community with limited access to safe and secure financial services. As one of the premier financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members, its solid, secure history, and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.