Rivermark Creates $100,000 Endowment with The Oregon Community Foundation
For Immediate Release:
Contact: David Noble, Vice President of Marketing
Joan Vallejo, Communications Director
Oregon Community Foundation
BEAVERTON, OR – Rivermark Community Credit Union is pleased to announce it has established the Rivermark Community Fund in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation. The fund will provide grants to non-profit organizations that support small businesses with ready access to capital and other resources to succeed, resulting in improved economic vitality in the local community.
Rivermark made an initial grant of $100,000 to establish the fund and will pursue opportunities to continue to grow the fund through a variety of activities, including employee and member donations. Rivermark has set a goal of reaching $1 million in assets for the fund through employee and member donations.
“Establishing the Rivermark Community Fund is another example of how Rivermark and its employees continually seek ways to give back to this community,” said Scott Burgess, President and CEO of Rivermark. “We’re excited to make this initial contribution and look forward to increasing the size of this ongoing fund in the years ahead.”
“It’s very exciting that Rivermark is showing such a strong commitment to the community,” said Max Williams, President and CEO of The Oregon Community Foundation. “The unique focus of this fund provides an opportunity for Rivermark to partner with non-profit organizations for sustained philanthropy and economic growth.”
Non-profit organizations that support small businesses are encouraged to contact the Oregon Community Foundation online at http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/jobs-and-the-economy.
About Rivermark Community Credit Union
Rivermark Community Credit Union serves over 85,000 members at its seven area branches and online. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Rivermark has been offering superior financial services with a member focus since 1951. For more information about Rivermark visit their website at www.rivermarkcu.org.
About The Oregon Community Foundation
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awarded more than $90 million in grants and scholarships in 2015. For more information about OCF, please visit http://www.oregoncf.org.
Photo from left to right:
• Nick Hodson, Vice President of Finance, Rivermark Community Credit Union
• Scott Burgess, President & CEO, Rivermark Community Credit Union
• Wendy Usher, Philanthropic Advisor, Oregon Community Foundation
• Seth Schaefer, Vice President of Operations, Rivermark Community Credit Union
• Jackie Henderson, Vice President of Human Resources, Rivermark Community Credit Union
• Gayle Gustafson, Vice President of Lending, Rivermark Community Credit Union
• David Noble, Vice President of Marketing, Rivermark Community Credit Union