Taking a Stand Against Inequality
A Message from our President/CEO
We mourn together the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others in our nation’s long struggle with systemic racism and inequality. With recent events and the underlying circumstances, I believe it is important to restate Rivermark's unequivocal commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Rivermark’s core values, a guide in everything we do, center around challenging the status quo, valuing meaningful and inclusive partnerships, and listening to understand. I believe these values can also be strong guiding principles to move forward together, taking action to create a culture of equity and justice.
As a mission-driven not-for-profit organization, Rivermark exists solely for the purpose of serving the community. Our continued obligation to address economic inequalities for our communities of color are put into action through our lending programs, our financial empowerment programs, our hiring, and our community focus. Simply, the credit union and our employees are here to help.
And we pledge to do more. As an initial show of support for social justice and those who work tirelessly to move it forward every day, Rivermark is donating $5,000 to the Urban League of Portland and will continue to focus our community giving on organizations and programs that will help make us a more just society through addressing housing insecurity, food insecurity, and children’s health and welfare.
Thank you for being a member of the Rivermark family and helping us make a difference in the community.
Rivermark Core Values
- CURIOUS - we challenge the status quo by thinking beyond our role
- REAL - we value meaningful and inclusive relationships
- EMPATHETIC - we listen and seek to understand
- DRIVEN - we demonstrate quality and celebrate wins
- IMPACTFUL - we focus on meaningful results for our members and community
- TEAM - we create accountable partnerships through shared understanding
Seth Schaefer, President/CEO
Rivermark Community Credit Union