community partners articles

Columbus Day

January 28th, 2013

52 Places to Volunteer in Seattle

In 2011, 34% of Washington residents volunteered, ranking us 9th in the country for Volunteering and Civic Engagement. Can you imagine what it would be like if 100% of residents volunteered? With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here… (keep reading)

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January 4th, 2013

Support Youth in Focus at the Little Big Show

If you live in or near Seattle, you know that our city has a vibrant art scene. From the multitude of art museums to the thriving local music scene, there’s no doubt that art holds a special place here. That’s why last year, Starbucks, KEXP, and Seattle Theatre Group launched a series of quarterly benefit… (keep reading)

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November 16th, 2012

Meet Raiana, SMCU’s Newest Business Development Specialist

As some of you may know, SMCU’s Business Development Specialist, Nina Cavelli, has decided to stay home with her new baby boy Trevor, so there is a new addition to the Business Development team: Raiana Troupe! She comes from the Southcenter Branch and is full of knowledge about the Credit Union and Seattle community. If… (keep reading)

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November 13th, 2012

Meet our 2013 Feel Good Checking Partners!

For the last four weeks, we’ve been on the hunt for our 2013 Feel Good Checking partners. More than 50 non-profit organizations were nominated by members of our community. SMCU reviewed each one of the nominees and created a list of 21 finalists, who went before a public vote to determine the winners. In each… (keep reading)

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November 1st, 2012

CHECKING FOR CHANGE: Vote now for our 2013 Feel Good Checking partners! (Voting ends November 7th)

Over the past few weeks, you have nominated more than 50 amazing local non-profits. After reviewing all of these incredible organizations, we have chosen 21 finalists, including our current partners who are up for re-election, to be in the running to become one of SMCU’s seven 2013 Feel Good Checking® partners. To choose the finalists, we… (keep reading)

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October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by… (keep reading)

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September 24th, 2012

The Run Around 5K

Join SMCU on September 29 at the Run Around 5K. Not a runner? No problem. The race is non-competitive, and plenty of participants will be walking rather than running. Proceeds will be donated to the Associated Recreation Council who supports youth scholarships at Rainier and Van Asselt Community Centers for at-risk youth and low-income families.… (keep reading)