Corporate Philanthropy: Stanford Federal Credit Union

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stanford Federal Credit Union has established itself as one of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s most generous and consistent corporate supporters. Over the past decade, the organization has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the health of our community’s children through its support of patients, programs, and employees at our hospital.

This year, Stanford Federal Credit Union increased its giving to a new level with a five-year, $500,000 commitment to the expansion of our hospital. “As part of the Stanford community since 1959, we are honored to help sustain the environment of caring, innovation, and health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford,” says Joan Opp, president and CEO of Stanford Federal Credit Union. “We count many hospital employees as our members and the expansion ensures a bright future both for them and for the families in need of the hospital’s care.”

This summer, the organization served as a Spotlight Sponsor of the 2014 Summer Scamper 5k, 10k, and kids’ fun run, our premier community event. A sponsor for many years, Stanford Federal Credit Union brought more than 40 employees and family members to participate in the fun day.

In addition, the credit union’s generosity extends to the hospital’s Art Cart program, which provides children with creative activities and a much-needed respite from medical treatment.

Our hospital’s employees also remain a strong focus for the credit union, through an ongoing campaign, “You Switch. We Donate. Kids Win.” Since 2011, for every Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital employee who opens an account, the credit union makes a donation to the hospital — totaling more than $22,000 to date. In addition, Stanford Federal Credit Union has helped recognize employees and physicians  for their personal donations through its support of the hospital’s employee giving campaign, donating a book to the hospital library on behalf of every hospital employee who becomes a Monthly Giving Partner through the campaign.

Stanford Federal Credit Union is owned and operated by 50,000 members including the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and volunteers of Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and 100 local companies.

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