Bay Area companies support charities of employees’ choice

Posted on: August 6, 2010

In Wednesday’s (8/4) San Jose Mercury News (California), Linnea Smith Jessup writes, “The Bay Area New Group’s Top WorkPlaces 2010 recognizes the many facets of what make companies particularly appealing to their employees. One aspect noted by several of the corporate winners was the phenomenal effort expended by the companies and the employees in giving back to their local communities and even the wider world. … For example, Pacific Service Credit Union, with corporate offices in Walnut Creek, has a community involvement committee that meets monthly and researches various organizations … The group makes recommendations to the CEO and the Board of Directors, keeping the emphasis on health, safety, well being and education. The company provides funds as well as equipment and food to several charities. In the educational field, the company provided computers for The Bread Project’s training facility, plus funds for Oakland East Bay Symphony’s music program in Oakland schools and for the Silicon Valley Education Foundations Stepping up to Algebra program for eighth graders. If an employee volunteers time at a specific organization, the credit union may make a donation in the employee’s name to the organization, noted Noelle Fischer-Herbert, VP of Corporate Development.”

Posted August 6, 2010