United Way gives SAFE Credit Union award for Championing Community

September’s “Corporate Community Champion”

Folsom, Calif. – United Way California Capital Region leaders recently named SAFE Credit Union as their September “Corporate Community Champion” for the credit union’s ongoing pledge to grow and support its many programs.

“We are so excited to recognize SAFE for their commitment and partnership to United Way and our local community,” United Way California Capital Region President & CEO Dr. Dawnté Early says of SAFE’s support since 2002. “SAFE’s focus on supporting local health and education efforts also aligns with United Way’s mission to end poverty and create stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities.”

Kindergarten 2 College program

SAFE is a founding partner of the capital region United Way’s Kindergarten 2 College program. “SAFE knows how critical it is for children to start saving for college at an early age, and we appreciate their support of these efforts,” Early says.

The credit union also sponsors SAFE employees to participate in United Way’s Women United and Young Leaders Society programs and is a corporate partner with their Workplace Giving campaign in which SAFE employees can sign up to donate. SAFE often provides space for United Way meetings and for the nonprofit’s free tax preparation programs.

Roseville resident joins board

Eric Grabin of Roseville: Safe Credit Union and United Way

SAFE Business Development Manager Eric Grabin, of Roseville, joined the United Way California Capital Region board of directors in July. As a board member and volunteer, he has worked to help increase the program’s membership, fundraising and volunteer event participation.

In 2018, he began volunteering for the Capitol Region Young Leaders Society Council where he has worked to helped with mixers, speaker series and the United Way’s annual Brews & Brains trivia fundraising event held every October. He now also serves as a liaison between both the board and the council.

“I was looking for a nonprofit that I could add value to and focus my volunteering efforts to
make an impact in our community,” Grabin says. “I have also been able to introduce my family to different volunteer events so that they know the value and impact that volunteering can do in our community.”

Along with Grabin, SAFE Community Impact Manager Amanda Merz is also being recognized for her efforts since 2017 to support the Women United program.

Established in 1923, the United Way California Capital Region partners with 150 nonprofits to impact communities and with 300 companies each year to raise $3 million for area nonprofits. For more information about the United Way California Capital Region visit their website.

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