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KCU employees give to United Way

United Way Executive Director David Foote, center, and UW board member Barry Loonam, left, accept a donation from KCU CEO Elliott Gregg. - Courtesy photo
United Way Executive Director David Foote, center, and UW board member Barry Loonam, left, accept a donation from KCU CEO Elliott Gregg.
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The board of directors, management and staff of Kitsap Credit Union are committed to the “People Helping People” philosophy on which credit unions were founded. This philosophy is more than mere words, but action the Credit Union chooses to operate under, as demonstrated by a recent $34,000 donation to the United Way of Kitsap County.

Approximately two-thirds of the 2008 donation was contributed on behalf of its 300 employees through the payroll deduction program. The United Way payroll deduction program is one of the largest fund-raisers for the agency, helping to support 36 Kitsap County partner agencies that support children, health and wellness, elderly and the differently abled.

Kitsap Credit Union supports and encourages employee involvement in all community programs and offers many opportunities for employees to make a positive impact in their communities. Employees have a history of coming up with creative ways to raise United Way Annual Giving Campaign dollars. Employees have volunteered their time and skills with United Way’s annual Day of Caring event as well as hosting special events such as employees selling cookbooks or purchasing a yard of duct tape and collectively duct taping their CEO Elliott Gregg to the wall.

United Way Executive Director David Foote and board member Barry Loonam accepted the donation at March’s board meeting. Elliott Gregg, Kitsap Credit Union CEO, presented the donation of $34,000 on behalf of its 300 employees.

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