Our Local Impact Sets Us Apart

On our Testimonial page, you’ll notice recent notes from members about how Travis Credit Union has helped them. These include an April 11 comment from a member at our Merced branch that read: “Everyone that helped me was really good. I’ve been so glad to have transferred from the bank I was using.”

Another note, this one from a member at our Fairfield Branch, said: “I come in often and everyone knows me by first name. I love that about TCU. Keep up the excellent work.”

Pat and I are proud of the local impact the credit union has had in our community, not just with our services and products, but with our commitment to financial education, literacy and advocacy. We believe that what we do to help our neighbors, friends and family members become better money managers, sets us apart from other financial institutions. These aren’t just token ideals; they are part of the credit union’s culture and social responsibility.

For example, Travis Credit Union was recently certified by the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to better meet the needs of low-income consumers. We’re among only 808 organizations in the U.S. to receive this designation, which allows us to expand our programs in these areas.

Another example can be found in this issue of Smart Money Matters. We’re proud to announce the 2016 recipients of our $1,500 Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship. To date, we have awarded more than $281,500 in scholarships since 2004 to college-bound members.

Other efforts include our free financial seminars, our free tax preparation services program and our popular Mad City Money Teen Financial Bootcamp on managing money. Overall, we reached 10,564 people with our financial literacy efforts in 2015.

These are just a few examples of the local impact the credit union has had over the past year. Pat and I are thankful for having a dedicated group of volunteers, managers and employees who make this all happen, year after year. We’re equally grateful to our members for placing their financial trust in us, which allows us to do what we do.

Have a safe and fun summer!

Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson
President & CEO

Patricia Moreno

Patricia Moreno
Board Chair

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