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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 Tech’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.

Si g n at u r e E v e n t

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


Literary Arts

Science & Health Education Partner-

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

ships, Colorado Springs Science Festi-

Salem-Keizer Education Foundation

val, Colorado

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.

Si g n at u r e E v e n t

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

event, including:

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,

Developmental Pathways

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

Hunger, Washington

and employees who all share a mission of preventing and

Larimer County Food Bank,

Idaho Food Bank

relieving suffering.

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

Festival, Oregon

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:

Chef’s of Compassion, California

San Jose Family Supportive Housing Second Harvest Food Bank

Disaster relief Supporting America’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.

The Network

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. We’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

Andrea Munoz

Chylon Pappas

Deanna Pringle

Heather Estin

Laureen Rangel

Mike Vaughan

Sarah Jacobson

Sandi Allaway

Susan Soto

Tawna Masdonati

Theresa West

Valdemar Sandoval

Food Drives: During our summer food drive we collected 2,200 pounds of food Mobile Phone Drive: We collected 300 phones to Portland Women’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


Annual Giving Report 2014  

First Tech Annual Giving Report 2014