Sacramento, Calif., April 22, 2011–The Golden 1 Credit Union was honored for its commitment to community service at the 2011 People Helping People Awards luncheon, held April 12 in Sacramento. The credit union received the "Exceptional Community Support" award, which is designed to recognize businesses that provide exemplary support for community projects and charities.
"Golden 1 takes pride in being actively involved in the communities we serve," said Donna A. Bland, Golden 1's President and CEO. "This award helps validate our dedication to those who may be less fortunate."
The award was presented by the Community Services Planning Council (CSPC), which recognized businesses, civic organizations and individuals throughout the Sacramento region. Golden 1 was commended for contributing time, talent and resources to worthy causes.
"Golden 1 employees are very generous when it comes to volunteering to help others," Bland continued. "Our employees provided 2,752 hours of volunteer time in 2010 alone."
Golden 1 also encourages its employees to provide monetary support for charitable causes. Its fundraisers for United Way and Children's Miracle Network have generated tens of thousands of dollars for these organizations—and many others. Through payroll deductions and a variety of company-wide programs, Golden 1 employees show a giving spirit that goes above and beyond every day of the year.
In addition, the credit union received accolades for providing free educational workshops that, among other things, teach financial literacy to people of all ages. In 2010, nearly 9,800 people benefited from Golden 1's free workshops.
The Golden 1 Credit Union is California's leading credit union, with more than 80 branches, $7.7 billion in assets and 600,000 members.
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