Provident Credit Union participates in its communities through donations, staff volunteerism, and Credit Union driven programs. With our roots serving educators through the California Teachers Association, emphasis is given to supporting local schools and educational programs as well as personal health and safety of our members' communities.
Provident Credit Union is committed to bringing value to the financial lives of our members, their families, and their communities. Because we are entrusted to safeguard our member's money, we are accountable to them to make decisions consistent with our Credit Union's long history of "People Helping People." For this reason, our support as a good corporate citizen focuses on education & financial literacy, personal health & safety, affordable housing, and support for our local business community.
The Belmont/ Redwood Shores Education Foundation (Scholar’s Circle) put on its 11th annual Save the Music Festival on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Twin Pines Park. Provident believes in keeping our youth as well-rounded individuals, so we make sure to donate to keep activities in school, such as music, alive. Provident donated $2,500 to this musical event.
The San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce had their Bacon and Brew Festival on Saturday September 28, 2013. This event is a venue for organizations to target market families within the Peninsula community. This was a family fun day event, and because Provident is always out in our local communities, we sponsored this event for $2,500.
For their 10th Annual Back to School event, the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Foundation, Inc. unites a local, disadvantaged child with a Deputy Sheriff for a shopping spree. Each child selected will be carefully screened to ensure the proper families are chosen. Approximately $200 is spent on each child on needed school clothing and new backpacks filled with educational tools. Provident is a firm believer that every child no matter what financial background, have the same opportunities to grow and be successful in their education. Provident believes education determines our community’s future; therefore we donated $1,000 to the cause.
Cheri Mora, the Chair of the El Camino Chapter Advocacy put on an event called the El Camino Chapter PAC Night. The event took place on Tuesday, June 25th at the Elks Lodge in San Mateo. Provident is a big supporter of the California Credit Union League and its El Camino Chapter. The proceeds were donated to support candidates who understand the unique role credit unions play in the community. Provident donated four tickets and free parking for an A’s Game, four tickets including parking to a Giants Game, four $25 gift cards to the Cheesecake Factory, Macy’s, Target, and Red Robin, and two $50 gift cards to Costco and Arco...this donation is a value of $556! Provident believes in our local credit unions and wants them to stay strong, and with these donations, they will.
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit organization, providing after school and summer programming at no or low cost to youth in San Mateo County. On Monday June 17th, 2013, Provident Credit Union donated $2,000 to promote after school programs to enrich our children at a low cost. The children are our future, and education is what Provident was first founded on, therefore it is important to donate to these programs, and keep them alive.
Provident Credit Union was proud to have presented the 26th Annual Kainos Benefit Golf Tournament May 13, 2013 at Stanford University Golf Course arranged by the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce. Over the past twenty five years this Chamber has been able to present over $700,000 to Kainos Home and Training Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults. The Tournament began over 20 years ago as the Chamber was increasingly asked to contribute to this cause or that cause. At that time the leadership of the Chamber decided they wanted to be able to make a larger impact on one organization. It works because of the excellent working partnership that the chamber enjoys with Kainos." Provident believes support needs to be given to disabled people who need the extra help to create a brighter future for themselves. This is why Provident donated $10,000 to the cause.
Riley's Place's mission is to serve children with chronic or life-threatening illness, children who are homeless, who have special needs, or who need opportunities to experience and appreciate the healthful benefits of interacting with animals and nature. Provident believes in making life a little better for a young child who's sick, by offering love from animals to give them something to be excited about. This is why Provident Credit Union donated $250 at the benefit dinner.
Maureen Freeschet, President at Notre Dame de Namur University hosted an event to raise funds for underprivileged students. This "President's Gala" raised funds for underserved, low-income students. Provident Credit Union is a big believer of helping underprivileged students continues in their education even if they can't afford it. This is why Provident Credit Union donated $1,000 for the May 10th event: to help students who might not be able to afford school get a little extra help to succeed in life.
The 2013 "Spring Awakening: Seeds of Hope" event is put on by CORA, which is San Mateo County's only agency dedicated solely to helping those affected by domestic violence and abuse. People came to this benefit dinner to celebrate spring and support survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The funds contribute to shelter, counseling, legal and educational services for abused victims. Provident Credit Union donated $1,000 on May 9, 2013 to contribute to the issue of domestic violence. Provident believes every home should be a safe home.
Each year the Mothers' Auxiliary Fashion Show at Serra High School provides an opportunity to bring our community together to honor our students and their families. Your support of this event ensures the continuance of affordable educational excellence at Serra High School. Provident believes in bettering the education in our local communities, and therefore donated $150 to the fundraiser on April 27th, 2013.
The 44th Annual Redwood City/San Mateo County Progress Seminar has been collaborating with business, government, and community leaders for over 43 years. The concept of the Progress Seminar lends itself to an environment of informal discussions about regional issues and the opportunities to meet those issues. The Progress Seminar is unique to San Mateo County and is a testament to business and community leaders that they recognize its importance each year. The Progress Seminar continues to grow and evolve as it has from the beginning and has become an even more vital venue to focus on issues facing Peninsula communities and how business and public policy can shape the future of those communities by coming together. Provident believes it's vital to work on issues in our community and local businesses. This is why Provident donated $5,000 for the April 12th-14th annual Progress Seminar.
The 44th Annual Redwood City/San Mateo County Progress Seminar has been
collaborating with Business, government and community leaders for over 43 years. The concept of the Progress Seminar lends itself to an environment of informal discussions about regional issues and the opportunities to meet those issues. The Progress Seminar is unique to San Mateo County and is a testament to business and community leaders that they recognize its importance each year. The Progress Seminar continues to grow and evolve as it has from the beginning and has become an even more vital venue to focus on issues facing Peninsula communities and how business and public policy can shape the future of those communities by coming together. Provident believes it’s vital to work on issues in our community and local businesses. This is why Provident donated $5,000 for the seminar April 12th-14th at the Annual Progress Seminar.
Provident Credit Union believes in development of young people, and encouragement to be better. In order for the youth in the community to have the tools to succeed, it is important to donate, to help programs such as the YMCA to grow. The Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our community. This is why Provident Credit Union donated $500 to the cause.
Provident every year awards students and aspiring teacher’s scholarships. This year we awarded seven people with College and Teaching Credential scholarships. These people are outstanding students and people who want to further their education so they themselves can be educators.
For the Teaching Credential scholarship, Provident awarded three people as the recipients of this award: Carroll Fife, who is working towards the goal of getting her credential, Christina Ziegler who also has the goal of becoming a teacher, and Brian Krause, another person who dreams of being a mentor to students to better their future.
Provident also awarded four students with college scholarships right out of high school. Provident is a firm believer in higher education, as this is what the reward is all about. The college scholarships were awarded to Ashlin Bruce, Lyndsay Klimenko, Matthew Ng, and Jennifer Wei to further their educations.
These people are all outstanding students and role models for aspiring teachers and aspiring students. Provident is happy we could play a part in their bright futures.
Provident Credit Union participated in the "Creating Financial Wisdom" Seminar at Canada College on February 28, 2013. The Seminar's main focus was on students interested in starting a small business after graduation. The college's Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities invited local financial experts to educate students on how to budget and save hard earned money, how to invest and plan for the future, how to gain access to capital for small businesses, the importance of managing debt, and how to qualify for loans to start and operate a business.
Leila Perreras, Provident Credit Union's Business Development Manager, was asked to speak at this seminar on personal finance and financial literacy. Personal finance is an important factor when starting a small business. Leila highlighted key money management basics and important tips. Provident is proud to offer support to Canada Community College and reach out to prospective business owners at the college level. College students are often unaware of all of their financial options, and what is required when starting a small business and are hopefully well prepared to start their next business venture.
The El Camino Chapter-CCUL Rebuilding Together Project Event selects homes that need to be rebuilt and worked on. The project helps clean, revamp and does general work on houses to people in need. In return this helps our community stay clean and up to date. Provident Credit Union believes in keeping our local community a great place to live and work so we donated $2,500 to the cause.
The Peninsula/Silicon Valley Chapter of CalCPS expects to award scholarships to students enrolled at colleges and universities in the chapter’s geographic area. Individual awards may range from $250 to $2,000. Provident Credit Union believes in furthering education and helping students to grow individually as well as professionally. We know education dictates the future of our community which is why on January 17th 2013 we donated $500 to the Chapter Scholarship fund.
Every December, Provident is a proud supporter of the Redwood City Hometown Holidays event, which is celebrated in the city where our headquarters are located. Our 2012 donation of $1,000 went towards the parade, entertainment, snow and fireworks display. Toys will also be collected during the festivities to make this holiday season a happier one for local children in need.
The Arbor Bay School Annual Fund is made up of yearly gifts from parents, alumnae, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends of Arbor Bay School. It is the primary source of support to bridge the gap between the cost of educating students and tuition revenue. Tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund support the cost of the special extras that make an Arbor Bay School education extraordinary for the students we serve. Provident believes we should always assist children with learning differences and better their lives for a successful future, which is why we donated $500 to this campaign.