Today we celebrate serving San Diego for 86 years! We were founded on August 13, 1934 in the place we call home, San Diego, CA. We’ve come a long way since that day and right now, we’re happy to reflect on a few of our favorite memories from this past year:
San Diego 34th Annual Coastal Cleanup
We had a blast sponsoring I Love a Clean San Diego’s Coastal Clean Up last September. Our beautiful beaches give us so much and we’re thankful to be able to give back to them.
Downtown Branch Reopening Celebration
It’s been a fantastic journey remodeling and reopening our Downtown Branch. Upon completion, we celebrated with a Member Appreciation Week and Evening Mixer, highlighted by the San Diego Chamber, Jerry Sanders, and some awesome gift baskets designed by The Basket Corner.
Small Business Assistance
Although it’s been a rocky road this 2020 year, we are thankful to be able to support nearly 300 local small businesses through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program process. These businesses are essential to the San Diego culture and, as a local Credit Union, we are pleased to have the opportunity to do what we were designed to do: support San Diego as a City and all those who live and work here.
Launch of Badge of Honor College Scholarship
Another highlight of this past year was the launch of our new Badge of Honor College Scholarship program; designed to bring positivity and support to college-bound seniors of first-responder guardians who were impacted by COVID-19. In fact, we received so many great applications that we chose to award more scholarships than originally intended!
Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze Challenge® San Diego
Despite the weekend hikes not going as planned, we are stoked that we were, and are, still able to raise funds for Make-A-Wish®, hike our beautiful trails (socially distanced of course), and deliver Leave No Trace reusable bags to help keep San Diego clean.