Rivermark Raises $10,000 for Diabetes
Contact: David Noble, Vice President of Marketing
Beaverton, Ore. – Over sixty Rivermark employees and their families participated in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, October 2, at Oaks Park. The credit union’s walk team, nicknamed the Rivermark Walkers, exceeded their goal by raising $10,000 to help cure juvenile diabetes. Fundraising activities included an employee auction, an executive team raffle and car wash, $1 paper sneaker sales at all Rivermark branch locations and a jeans day, where employees could donate $5 to wear blue jeans each Wednesday leading up to the walk. Individual fundraising efforts also contributed to the goal, with one walker raising over $700.
Rivermark’s relationship with JDRF started five years ago when Scott Burgess, Rivermark’s President/CEO, was asked to serve as the corporate recruiter for JDRF’s annual walk. “The relationship with JDRF was a natural fit,” explains Burgess, who has since been appointed to a 2-year term as Board Chairman of JDRF’s Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter. “We take a lot of pride here at Rivermark at getting involved in the communities we serve. It is gratifying to play at least a small part in helping to find a cure. Fortunately, when our employees see a need, they give selflessly of their time and money,” says Burgess.
“The continued support from Rivermark plays a valuable role in our fundraising success,” said Judy Summers, JDRF’s Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter executive director. “Everyone I have crossed paths with at Rivermark has a strong desire to help, which makes working with Rivermark very enjoyable.”
In addition to the walk, Rivermark now participates in JDRF’s other annual events including the Hope Gala Auction each April. Over the past five years, Rivermark has raised more than $30,000 and has been acknowledged as a leading fundraising organization for the local JDRF chapter.
Rivermark Community Credit Union serves 85,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington, has nine branch locations and is over $759 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in 11 Oregon counties. For more information on Rivermark, visit their website at rivermarkcu.org.