BELLINGHAM (January 26, 2024) — WECU announced that it donated more than $491,000 to local nonprofits throughout the year 2023. This is the largest amount WECU has donated in any year in its more than 85-year history.
Over the past decade, WECU has consistently demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility by contributing approximately $4,000,000 to various charitable organizations. This milestone reflects the credit union’s deep-rooted belief in the power of community engagement and its role in creating positive change.
Jennifer Kutcher, President & CEO of WECU, expressed the institution’s pride in reaching this impactful milestone. “At WECU, investing in our community is not just a responsibility; it’s an integral part of our organizational culture. We believe that supporting and partnering with local nonprofits is a powerful way to strengthen the fabric of our diverse communities and make a lasting impact on the lives of others.”
WECU’s donations have supported a diverse range of causes, including education, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and social justice. The credit union remains committed to identifying and addressing the evolving needs of the community, aiming to foster positive change and contribute to the overall well-being of its members.
2023’s donation total represents WECU’s ongoing dedication to corporate social responsibility and its role as a responsible financial institution that actively contributes to the betterment of the communities it serves. As WECU continues to grow, so does its commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of its members and the community as a whole.
WECU, originally established in 1936 as Bellingham Teachers Credit Union, is a thriving credit union headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. With a rich history and commitment to the community, WECU extends its financial services to individuals and businesses across the entire state of Washington. Boasting a dedicated team of over 400 local professionals, WECU takes pride in serving a vast membership base exceeding 150,000 individuals. The credit union’s robust financial standing is reflected in its assets, surpassing $2.5 billion.