"The spirit of credit unions is 'people helping people.' That philosophy is present within our credit union," said Kasey Easley, SELCO Community Credit Union communications specialist.
ShelterCare knows this philosophy very well.
SELCO will again be the title sponsor for ShelterCare's art benefit, "Expressions." The event, slated for May 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, showcases dozens of local artists who donate their work to auction to raise money for the agency. Last year, with SELCO's help, ShelterCare raised more than $20,000 through the event.
"We have been extremely fortunate to have SELCO as the title sponsor of this benefit for four years," said Lucy Vinis, ShelterCare Director of Development. "They play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to help the community's most vulnerable members."
"People deserve to have access to basic needs, and ShelterCare does a wonderful job providing those services," Easley said. "Often, these services have a ripple effect and can lead to great, positive change in a person’s life. Our partnership with ShelterCare aligns with our mission—working together is a perfect fit!"
At SELCO, giving back is a deliberate part of the culture, she said.
"Our management has built in several layers of giving; we give from the corporate level, a localized branch level, and at the employee level," said Easley. "Our team members work to make a positive impact in our communities both inside and outside of our branches. To us, the organizations we support are another way of reaching community members who need it the most. Our role is to serve others, and supporting non-profits is just one of the ways we do that."
SELCO helps people in all walks of life achieve their financial goals through saving, borrowing, and investing. We focus on developing life-long relationships with our members by offering a full range of financial solutions – everything from banking and loans, to investments and insurance. As a cooperative, member-owned financial institution, our focus is on returning the best value to our members through competitive rates and personal service.