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Oregon CUs philanthropy leadership honored
BEAVERTON, Ore. (9/29/10)--Several Oregon credit unions were honored for their leadership in corporate philanthropy by the Portland Business Journal’s 2010 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, according to the Credit Union Association of Oregon. Advantis CU of Milwaukie, Unitus Community CU of Portland, and Oregon Community CU, Eugene, were recognized in the Small Company category. Oregon Community celebrated its 10th year of academic scholarship support with its neighbor, the University of Oregon. Oregon Community has $924 million in assets. Unitus Community was noted for its “adopt a classroom” project in which employees visit and engage students in a classroom throughout the school year. Unitus has $829 million in assets. Advantis was recognized for supporting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Portland Sunshine Division. Advantis has $722 million in assets. First Tech CU, Beaverton, was honored in the Medium Company category for its donations to hunger and child abuse prevention, and literacy and environmental causes. First Tech has $2.2 billion in assets. Rivermark Community CU, Beaverton, was honored for its support of children’s charities and contributions to Clackamas Parks and Recreation. Rivermark has $497 million in assets. OnPoint Community CU, Portland, was featured in an award for Innovative Partnerships that recognized the credit union’s corporate internship program at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland. The school requires each of its 300 students to work five days a month in a professional work environment. OnPoint provides three annual full-time-equivalent positions for students. OnPoint has $2.8 billion in assets. Forest Park CU, Portland, also made the top rank of corporate givers. The credit union has $44 million in assets.


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