Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) surprised the United Way of Kitsap County right before the Christmas holiday with a giant check – both literally and figuratively.
The Board of the United Way of Kitsap County was aware of a $15,000 sponsorship donation being made by Kitsap Credit Union, but were surprised at their end-of-year meeting to find the check amount had been doubled.
Employees of KCU voluntarily donated over $12,000 to the community organization out of their own wallets and paychecks – either in one-time donations or through payroll deductions. Elliot Gregg, CEO/President of KCU, donated the remaining amount to bump it to an even $15,000 making the total donation a gasp-inducing $30,000.
KCU’s Chief Financial Officer Brad Miller was at the board’s meeting to present the check to United Way of Kitsap County President Claire Bradley and the rest of the board.
Before presenting the check, Miller shared, “We are a member-owned cooperative. We have 15 branches – 11 of them are located in Kitsap County. We have over 100,000 members – a majority live in Kitsap County. For us to succeed, we need our members to succeed. For our members to succeed, we need our community to succeed. And for many in our community to succeed, we need the United Way of Kitsap County. Thank you for all that you do.”
This donation will help fund multiple community events and projects throughout 2018 including the United Way Day of Caring, the Letter Carriers Food Drive, and more.