SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (7/25/11)--Dennis Cutter, president/CEO of $1 billion asset Numerica CU, Spokane Valley, Wash., recently took a road trip around Spokane, making stops at five non-profit organizations--giving them each $5,000. The donations were a surprise for the organizations, which included Women’s & Children’s Free Restaurant, the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Union Gospel Mission, The Hutton Settlement, and the American Childhood Cancer Organization. “I thought it went better than I expected,” Cutter said in a video of the event recorded by Numerica CU employees who joined him for the road trip. “Everyone was very, very appreciative, but I think that the best part was the surprise.” “Giving back to our communities is what a credit union is all about,” Cutter said when asked why he wanted to spend the afternoon hand-delivering donations rather than mailing them. Use the link to view the video.