Annual Giving Report
First Tech is committed
to strengthening the communities in which our members and employees live and work. From corporate sponsorships and charitable contributions to scholarships and community service, we donate our time, money and energy to make our neighborhoods stronger.
Our Focus To develop the leaders of tomorrow by:
Investing in K-12 education with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and literacy
Supporting community health
Providing basic human needs support
I n 2 0 1 3 , Fi r s t T e c h i n v e s t e d $ 8 0 0 , 0 0 0 i n t o o u r c o m m u n iti e s .
$302,000 invested in STEM and literacy, including First Techâ€™s Scholarship Program $142,000 donated to Credit Unions for Kids $87,000 given to March of Dimes $12,576 matched through our employee giving program 11,403 hours served in our communities
Support Tomorrow’s Leaders We’re committed to ensuring that students are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders. We believe that preparedness includes reading proficiency and an education infused with STEM curriculum.
Event attendees enjoying the show.
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Seattle Science Festival
In 2013 we awarded $23,500 in college scholarships to First Tech members pursuing higher education. In addition, we donated more than $280,000 to fund initiatives related to literacy and STEM.
Supporting sponsorships and activities
Our education partners Bay Area Science Festival
The Seattle Science Festival, an 11-day celebration of
Salem Keizer Education Foundation,
science and technology, took place throughout the
Beaverton Education Foundation
Awesome 3000, Oregon
Happy Hollow Foundation
Puget Sound area during June. More than 25,000 people
Silicon Valley Education Foundation,
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
Pioneers & Purpose, California
Colorado Springs Science Festival
SMART, Dinner & Gala, Oregon
June 8. During this event, our science-based Tessellation
Silicon Valley Leadership Group,
Hillsboro Schools Foundation
booth was bursting at the seams with children of all ages,
Women & Girls Leadership Summit,
Computer History Museum
Science & Health Education Partner-
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
ships, Colorado Springs Science Festi-
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
Invent Your Future Enterprises
Invent Your Future Enterprises, Dare
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
2BDigital Conference, California
Teaching Tree Learning Center
attended the Festival’s Science EXPO Day on Saturday,
coloring, tiling and creating patters with our giant-sized Tessellation puzzle.
The festival is known for bringing together Seattle-area schools, universities, cultural institutions, research centers and businesses’ to celebrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to promote growth and prosperity in the community.
Seattle Science Festival Bellevue Schools Foundation
First Tech’s Tessellation booth.
The 13th annual Dave and Dan Classic, presented by First Tech, raised more than $220,000 for Credit Unions for Kids.
Supporting Community Health In addition to having a solid education, it is also vital that our future workforce be healthy and have access to the best medical treatments if needed. That’s why we continue to support non-profit organizations that work to improve child mental and physical health. This year alone we’ve donated over $220,000 toward supporting the health of our community.
An army of First Tech volunteers stepped up to help out.
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Dave & Dan Celebrity Golf Tournament Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit organization under which America’s credit unions raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This collaborative “people helping people” philosophy includes individual credit unions; local chapters; state leagues/associations; two national trade organizations; business partners and several trade publications.
Each year, the tournament brings together many wellknown celebrities, including popular baseball legends, NFL players and other special celebrity guests to raise money for a good cause. Over the past 13 years, The Dave & Dan Classic (formerly known as Hank & Moose) generated more than $2.7 million to help children get out of hospital beds and back onto the playground. As a result, it has become one of the top credit union-sponsored events in the nation supporting Credit Unions for Kids.
S u p p o r ti n g sponsorships a n d a c ti v iti e s California Parenting Institute, 4aChild, California March of Dimes, March for Babies, Oregon & California
O u r C o m m u n it y H e a lt h Pa r t n e r s Credit Unions for Kids, Lunch at Tiffany’s, Oregon Cupertino Rotary Club Morrison Child & Family Services Rotary Clubs of Eugene/Springfield March of Dimes California Parenting Institute
Several Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals benefitted from the
Credit Unions for Kids
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
• Doernbecher Children’s Hospital • Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House of Stanford Silicon Valley FACES Developmental Pathways CORA
• Sacred Heart Medical Center
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
• Oakland Children’s Hospital
Wilsonville Kiwanis Club
• UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Sonoma County Community Child Care Council
We couldn’t have done it without our celebrities.
Providing Basic Human Needs Support The need for emergency support can happen at any time and often comes with little warning. Whether disaster relief or the need to access food, clothing or shelter, we want to provide ongoing support for our communities.
Leadership Conference Day of Giving.
A successful blood drive thanks to our donors and volunteers.
In 2013 we donated over $80,000 to provide support to those in urgent need.
Si g n at u r e o r g a n i z ati o n
American Red Cross
S u p p o r ti n g sponsorship a n d a c ti v iti e s
c o m m u n it y pa r t n e r s American Red Cross Blood Source
Year after year, the American Red Cross reaches out
American Red Cross,
with compassionate care and provides basic human
Surviving in Style, Oregon
Food for Lane County
needs support. We proudly support them by joining
Hopelink, End Summer
forces with their network of generous donors, volunteers
and employees who all share a mission of preventing and
Larimer County Food Bank,
Idaho Food Bank
Corporate Food Fight, Colorado
Inter-Faith Community Services
Food for Thought Hopelink Houston Food Bank
Larimer County Food Bank Oregon Food Bank, Waterfront Blues
Marion/Polk Food Share
Oakridge Food Box Oregon Food Bank
Both here at home and around the world, the American Red
West Valley Community Services,
Placer County Food Bank
Cross respond to community needs in five key service areas:
Chefâ€™s of Compassion, California
San Jose Family Supportive Housing Second Harvest Food Bank
Disaster relief Supporting Americaâ€™s military families Lifesaving blood Health and safety services International services
Silicon Valley FACES TLC Meals on Wheels West Valley Community Services Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
Heroes on the job Throughout the year First Tech provides opportunities to contribute to various charitable organizations.
Our community commitment and engagement makes First Tech unique. And it takes an army of volunteers with an ongoing commitment to organizing opportunities that fit within our focus areas. The group continually looks for ways to engage and encourage participation. Weâ€™d like to recognize the 2013 Network Committee for all their efforts:
Collectively, we made some big accomplishments in 2013:
C h a r ita b l e D r i v e s Season of Giving: We collected over 700 toys and coats for children and donated over 75,000 to local charities Blood Drive: Our Beaverton headquarter location donated 203 pints of blood Amy Nelson
Food Drives: During our summer food drive we collected 2,200 pounds of food Mobile Phone Drive: We collected 300 phones to Portland Womenâ€™s Crisis Line and Cell Phones for Soldiers
2014 promises to be an exciting year for
community giving efforts. We invite you to stay involved, informed and committed to the long-term success of our community.
(upper left) Enterprise Solutions department volunteer event at the Children’s Book Bank in Portland (upper right) A special donation for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (left) Cupertino Branch supporting March of Dimes’ Blooms for Babies fundraiser
(left) Roseville Community Branch participating in the Season of Giving (right) Miracle Jeans day with Helping out at the during the
Proud supporter of March of Dimes’
Helping to feed the hungry at
holidays at the Salvation Army
annual March for Babies event
the Oregon Food Bank
the 153rd Branch
(left) Supporting Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s Awesome 3000 Run (right) Beaverton’s Backpack Build sends kids back to school
South Salem Branch lends helping
with the tools to be successful
hands at the Oregon Food Bank
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