From left, NAFCU President B. Dan Barger; Oregon State Credit Union Chief Communications and Experience Officer Laurie Roe; Oregon State Credit Union Supervisory Committee Member Jamie Hughes; Oregon State Credit Union Board of Directors First Vice Chair Shannon Grindy; Oregon State Credit Union General Counsel James Brannen; and NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Greg Mesack. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State Credit Union)

Oregon State Credit Union recently earned a prestigious trade industry award for its fundraising efforts, the credit union announced.

The White Hat award is given by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions to the member credit union raising the most money during the association’s fundraising campaign the previous year. The 2021 award was announced at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13. 

Donations from credit union employees were collected for NAFCU’s Political Action Committee. Additionally, a combined match from NAFCU and the credit union totaling $72,394 was distributed in Oregon through CU4Kids to support nonprofit children’s hospitals.

Oregon State Credit Union President and CEO Richard Hein said the credit union has always been among the top donors supporting credit union advocacy.

“Every year our team demonstrates their passion for the credit union movement and for helping children through their advocacy donations,” Hein said. “Winning the award this year is a testament to the commitment we share for credit unions and our communities.”

It’s the first time that OSCU has won the award.