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, 2018Tech 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.

A prestigious CUNA honor, the Desjardins award recognizes Tech CU for its work aimed at educating both members and nonmembers in financial literacy.  

The award honored Tech CU’s: 

  • 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.”

“Family Giving 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 visit:   


Contact Information:

Linden Kohtz

Public Relations

(512) 964-3784

[email protected]


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