Portland, OR. The Oregon Food Bank was one of six Oregon nonprofits that benefited from the generosity of First Tech Federal Credit Union. Members, employees and the community came together for the annual signature ‘Season of Giving’ campaign in December. First Tech launched its annual giving campaign seven years ago to illuminate the collective impact people and organizations can make when working together.

Through in-branch and online voting in Oregon, Washington, California and beyond, First Tech employees, members and the community played a role in allocating funds and employee volunteer hours. More than $200,000 and thousands of volunteer hours went to support 43 nonprofit organizations.

“There is no better way to end the year than by bringing our employees and members together to give back to the communities we serve,” said Greg Mitchell, First Tech President and CEO. “We’re proud to support so many organizations that are dedicated to creating stronger, healthier communities with our ‘Season of Giving’ campaign as well as through additional philanthropic efforts throughout the year.”

Front runners in the ‘Season of Giving’ voting campaign include Oregon Food Bank ($24,500), going beyond providing fresh, healthy food to Oregon families by championing self-reliance through nutrition programs.

“At Oregon Food Bank, we believe we can build resilient communities that never go hungry,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO. We are thankful for our early and long-standing partnership with First Tech Federal Credit Union in creating an Oregon without hunger.”

Other nonprofit recipients in Oregon included OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. (Portland), SMART Reading (Portland), Marion-Polk Food Share (Salem), PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend (Springfield) and FOOD for Lane County (Eugene).

By focusing on nonprofits working to improve the health and education of children and families, First Tech is committing to building a legacy of impact so communities can thrive for generations to come.

Additional partners supported through First Tech’s ‘Season of Giving’ campaign include the following organizations, among many others throughout and beyond the country:

  • California: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital-Oakland ($23,320), Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley ($9,160) and Valley Verde ($9,160)
  • Washington: Page Ahead ($19,160), Seattle Children’s Hospital ($12,500) and Food Lifeline ($9,160)

From First Tech Federal Credit Union:

First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2018, First Tech provided$3.2 million in charitable giving and more than 35,000 employee volunteer hours to the community; directing dollars and time to nonprofit partners who provide programs and services to children and families in need. First Tech’s philanthropic focus areas include support for education (STEM, early childhood literacy and financial education), research (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and supportive health services for children) and innovation (food, shelter and safety). Visit firsttechfed.com/community to learn more about the ways First Tech pays it forward throughout the year.

First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $12+ billion institution headquartered in San Jose, California. It is the nation’s premier credit union serving the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Agilent, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, Intuit, Google, and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to more than 620,000 members through its 41 branch locations, more than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, and online platforms. First Tech offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking, online banking, mortgages, financial planning, various consumer loans, and insurance services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit w ww.firsttechfed.com.