Awards and Recognition

Advantis Receives Second Place Dora Maxwell Award for GROW: The Advantis Community Fund

Advantis was honored with the second place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in a social responsibility program for GROW, Advantis’ annual $50,000 community grant campaign. The honor was announced in October at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual Amplify convention in Portland.
Dora Maxwell Award

Advantis Named As Top Corporate Philanthropist by Portland Business Journal For Sixth Consecutive Year

Advantis Credit Union was recently named top corporate philanthropist in the small company category by the Portland Business Journal. The annual award recognizes local companies that give back through employee volunteer programs and through financial commitments to local nonprofits. This is the sixth consecutive year that Advantis has been recognized by the Business Journal for its philanthropic efforts. In 2014, Advantis contributed to more than 40 nonprofits and served 561 volunteer service hours. Additionally, Advantis provided $50,000 in grants to six local nonprofits through GROW: The Advantis Community Fund.
Corporate Philanthropist Award

Advantis named #9 Residential Mortgage Lender By Portland Business Journal

The Portland Business Journal named Advantis Credit Union the #9 Residential Mortgage Lender in Portland based on residential loans in 2014. Advantis funded 847 residential loans in 2014, and had a metro residential loan volume of $185.18 million.

Advantis Hops Debit Card Honored With CUNA Diamond Award

The Hillsboro Hops debit card received a 2015 CUNA Diamond Marketing Award. Advantis received the award in the Plastic Card Access Design category.
HOPS Debit Card

Advantis Named As Top Corporate Philanthropist by Portland Business Journal For Fifth Consecutive Year

The award recognizes local companies that give back through innovative programs and through their strong commitment by employees to make lasting differences in their communities. Advantis was named in the small company category, contributing to more than 40 nonprofits and serving 545 employee volunteer hours in 2013. Additionally, Advantis’ GROW campaign provided $50,000 in grants to six local nonprofits last year. The GROW Community Fund was developed to provide members and the community a voice in Advantis’ corporate giving decisions and uses multiple channels including social media, television and branch locations to gather and encourage votes on which community projects to fund.
Portland Business Journal Award

Advantis Ranked as Fourth Largest Local Credit Union

Advantis Credit Union is now the fourth largest credit union in the Portland and SW Washington area according to the Portland Business Journal. The ranking is based on shares and deposits as of December 2014.

Advantis Receives 2013 Top of the Hill Award

Advantis is honored to have recently received a 2013 Top of the Hill Award from the Northwest Credit Union Association. This special recognition is for credit unions that have excelled and increased their participation in major advocacy programs including: Project Zip Code, CULAC, and the CU Advocate Program.

Top of the Hill Award

Advantis Board Chair Named Credit Union Advocate of the Year

Jake Jensen, Advantis Board Chair, was named the Northwest Credit Union Association 2013 Oregon Credit Union Advocate of the Year. Over the past year, Jake has worked tirelessly on behalf of the credit union movement, supporting the Don’t Tax My Credit Union campaign, delivering the CU message in person to members of Congress, and by hosting an Oregon Congressman at Advantis for a town hall meeting. When Jake isn’t volunteering for Advantis and supporting credit unions, he’s protecting and serving the community as a Portland police officer.

Advocacy Award
Mark Minickiello, NWCUA VP Legislative Affairs, Pamela Leavitt, NWCUA Oregon Legislative Affairs Specialist, Advantis Board Chair Jake Jensen, Jennifer Wagner, NWCUA VP Legislative Advocacy

Advantis Awarded for 2012 GROW Campaign!

Last week, Advantis received a Spectrum Award from the Northwest Credit Union Association for our 2012 GROW Community Fund Campaign! Launched in 2011, GROW: The Advantis Community Fund awards small and moderate sized non-profits with funding for locally-identified needs, helping these organizations improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. In 2012, Advantis awarded $50,000 in total grants to seven organizations for specific, one-time capital expenses and short term projects that promised long-term benefits for our community.
Learn more about our 2012 GROW projects!

Grow Award

Advantis donates $7,500 to help at-risk youth achieve an education

We believe education and learning can lead to incredible possibilities. That's why Advantis recently donated $7,500 to non-profit Friends of the Children, funding scholarships for at-risk youth to further their education and vocational training. The scholarships will help youth facing poverty, unstable home lives, and other challenging circumstances achieve greater opportunities. This is the second year Advantis has supported the scholarship program at Friends of the Children, a non-profit organization that provides Portland's most vulnerable children with intensive and long-term mentoring and resources throughout their K-12 school years.

Friends of the Children Donation
Advantis Credit Union President/CEO Bob Corwin and Vice President of Marketing Wendy Edwards present a check to Terri Sorensen, President of Friends of the Children, to support the non-profit’s college scholarship program on April 9, 2013