Honorees were recognized for their contributions to various Travis Credit Union and Travis Credit Union Foundation financial wellness initiatives, including Mad City Money’s Teen Financial Boot Camp, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), community volunteerism through TCU’s Volunteer Time Off program, free shredding events and much more.
The event featured touching testimonies from those that have directly been impacted by these programs. “Travis Credit Union’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has been my lifeline,” proclaimed Glenda Myers, a VITA client and TCU member of 33 years.
To date, Travis Credit Union’s VITA program has brought over $2.5 million back to the community through free tax returns and over 7,500 teens have received financial education through Mad City Money.
Damian Alarcon, TCU's Associate Vice President of Community Relations remarked, “The Volunteer Recognition Event is a hallmark moment for Travis Credit Union and the Travis Credit Union Foundation to honor the spirit of volunteerism. Our partners being recognized help us spread financial education and promote financial wellness. Congratulations once again to all the winners!”
Tuesday’s Awardees include:
- Youth Impact Champion - Leo Callejas
- Social Impact Champion - Jan DeGracia
- Partner of the Year - Merced - Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Partner of the Year - Napa - Napa County Office of Education
- Partner of the Year - Solano - Solano County Office of Education
- Partner of the Year - Yolo - United Way
- Legendary Award - Kathleen Ramos
- Military Champion - MSgt Joshua Wells, Commander of the Travis Air Force Base Airmen Leadership School
To learn more about Travis Credit Union and the Travis Credit Union Foundation financial wellness initiatives, go to www.traviscu.org and www.tcufund.org.
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 230,502 members and more than $4.7 billion in assets. Travis Credit Union is recognized as a Forbes 2019, 2020, and 2021 Best-in-State Credit Union. 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.