PORTLAND, ORE., Sept. 11, 2013 — Advantis Credit Union has been named one of Portland’s top corporate philanthropists by the Portland Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year. The announcement was made today at the Business Journal’s annual corporate philanthropy awards luncheon.
Among the hundreds of companies competing for consideration in this year's awards, Advantis was named a top corporate philanthropist in the small company category, contributing to nearly 50 nonprofit organizations throughout the community in 2012 and serving more than 450 employee volunteer hours. Through its GROW campaign, Advantis supports small and moderate-sized nonprofits with grants of up to $10,000 for specific one-time capital expenses. The annual campaign invites members and the public to vote for projects online and help determine which should receive grant funding. Since 2011, Advantis’ GROW fund has contributed $150,000 and assisted 21 nonprofits within the community.
"It’s an honor to be recognized for the fourth year as one of the Portland area’s most philanthropic companies," said Advantis’ President and CEO Bob Corwin. "Supporting local nonprofits is a natural extension of the credit union philosophy of people helping people and we take every opportunity to assist the organizations that are working to make our communities strong."
About Advantis Credit Union
Advantis Credit Union, with $1 billion in assets, is one of Oregon’s largest member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperatives. With more than 50,000 members and five branches in the Portland metro area, Advantis has served the area for 85 years. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in 23 counties in Oregon, including: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, or Yamhill counties and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the state of Washington.
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