San Diego County Credit Union Recognized with Spirit of Stonewall Award
Award recognizes people and organizations that contribute to the LGBTQ community through their leadership, activism and fundraising efforts
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (June 21, 2018) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to be recognized with a Spirit of Stonewall Award, which recognizes people and organizations that are contributing to the LGBTQ community through leadership, activism and fundraising efforts.
“We want to ensure that everyone feels welcome and supporting the LGBTQ community is one way to do that while helping an organization that is serving the community and giving back,” said Teresa Halleck Campbell.
SDCCU’s community support includes sponsoring the annual San Diego Pride celebration and the organization’s mission to foster pride in and respect for all LGBTQ people. For the past five years, Team SDCCU, adorned in teal and rainbow, proudly sails the SDCCU sailboat along University and 6th avenues in the San Diego LGBTQ Pride Parade. During the parade, Team SDCCU marches (dances) past our branch on 5th and University in the heart of Hillcrest, which is decked out in a rainbow pride window cling and rainbow upward LED lighting year-round. Similar upward LED lighting can be found on the sdccu.com Tower in North Park, at 32nd and University, to celebrate San Diego LGBTQ Pride Week. Team SDCCU can also be found staffing a booth, with a Cool Zone lounge, at the two-day festival in Balboa Park.
Since 2014, SDCCU has proudly sponsored the San Diego LGBTQ Community Center’s AIDS Walk/Run, San Diego’s largest fundraising event to help fight HIV/AIDS and stand up for those impacted by the disease.
SDCCU is also a member of the Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA), an organization that supports small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity. GSDBA is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second largest gay, lesbian and supportive chamber in the nation.
Additionally, SDCCU has a partnership with the Hillcrest Business Association and sponsors various activities, including CityFest, in order to help keep the Hillcrest area fabulous.
SDCCU will be recognized as part of this year’s San Diego Pride festivities with a Spirit of Stonewall VIP reception taking place at Brick Bar in Hillcrest on July 13. The reception will be followed by the Spirit of Stonewall Rally happening at 6 p.m. at the Pride Flag.
SDCCU is one of California’s largest credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 387,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.