Tech CU Wins
Golden Bridge Award for Card Manager; Receives Honorable Mentions for Desjardins
Adult Financial Education and Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards
CUNA Awards Celebrate
Tech CU’s Efforts to Teach Financial Education and Contribute to the Community
San Jose, Calif. –
October 25, 2018 – Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) today
announced that it has won a Golden Bridge Award for its Card Manager product
and received honorable mentions from the CUNA Desjardins Adult Financial
Education award for its adult financial education initiatives and the Dora
Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service award for its charity work in
the Bay Area community.
An awards program
that encompasses the best in organizational performance, innovations, products/services,
and customer satisfaction programs, the Golden Bridge Awards has named Tech CU
a Silver winner for its Card Manager product, which provides Tech CU debit and
credit cards holders with card controls, (i.e. deactivate card remotely if lost
or stolen; control when and where card can be used), including specific
merchant and transaction types.
CUNA honor, the Desjardins award recognizes Tech CU for its work aimed at
educating both members and nonmembers in financial literacy.
The award honored
- Free seminars - topics
ranging from estate planning to tips for investing.
- Global Members Program - designed to assist individuals
new to the country establish credit.
- Family Banking product – helps parents teach their kids
about money and enforce accountability.
“We know that financial education is essential to the average
family trying to decide how to balance a budget, buy a home, fund their child’s
education or save for retirement. Our goal is to help make our members’ lives
easier — providing access to resources. We’ve tried to do this is by offering live
seminars, along with articles and white papers on our website,” said Todd Harris, CEO of Tech CU.
The CUNA Dora
Maxwell Social Responsibility Community award honored Tech CU for its work with
the Family Giving Tree, which included collecting backpacks and school supplies
for low income students. In 2017, Tech CU was able provide more than 80
backpacks, plus school supplies totaling more than $3,500.
“Tech CU prides
itself on involvement with our local community,” said
Guy Hadnot, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Tech CU. “This program is only one example of what
we do each year. Our collective efforts demonstrate how as a team, we are able
to work together to assist many. We have also participated in holiday wish
drives, mentored students, provided financial literacy workshops and much more.”
Tree’s vision to create a world where every child is made to feel like a
valuable and empowered part of their community is one we strongly believe in.
It’s an amazing organization and one we’re looking forward to continuing to
work with in the years to come,” said Janikke Klem, VP of
Community and Government Relations at Tech CU.
About Tech CU
Tech CU (Technology Credit Union)
has assets in excess of $2.5 billion, making it one of the 20 largest credit
unions in California. It serves more than 100,000 members throughout the San
Francisco Bay Area — including employees of such companies as Tesla, eBay,
Applied Materials, Nvidia and Facebook. As a federally insured not-for-profit
organization, instead of maximizing profits to pay company stockholders, we
invest our resources to deliver lower rates, outstanding service and member
benefits. Founded in 1960 by the innovative employees of Fairchild
Semiconductor, today we continue to be an industry leader, providing convenient
and easy-to-use financial products for all stages of our members’ lives,
including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial
lending and business banking. In 2018, Tech CU was named the best performing
credit union in CA, and third top-performing credit union in the U.S. among 538
credit unions by S&P Global Market Intelligence. To learn more, please