Recognizing Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden for making a positive impact in the San Diego community

SAN DIEGO (August 11, 2023) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to present the third quarter 2023 George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award to Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden, selected for their positive impact on the San Diego community through the North Park Vaudeville. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that devote their time, talents and resources to helping others make San Diego a better place to live.

Husband and wife duo Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden started out by putting on plays for retirement communities. Soon after, the couple opened North Park Vaudeville in 2003. The theater specializes in 10 minute plays, and together, they’ve produced about 900 productions. Their audition process is unique when compared to other theaters as Bushnell and Golden focus on supporting new work and new people. In 2005, they created their “STARS Program,” a theater arts program for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. The program teaches students acting, directing and other theater skills, then gives them roles on a main stage or in special stage shows.

“I have believed that mainstream theater misses out on a lot of excellent actors by its exclusiveness,” said Golden. “We plan to implement the same standards of excellence for our STARS productions as we do for any of our other shows.”

Currently, they are producing the North Park Playwright Festival, an event geared toward new, short plays. The event brings playwrights from around the world to San Diego, and more than 600 new plays have been produced since the festival first started. For more information, visit

“Congratulations to Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden for being selected as the third quarter recipient of the 2023 George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “We congratulate the North Park Vaudeville for the positive contributions they make in our community.”

The life of longtime KOGO personality George Chamberlin was defined by doing the right thing. During his life, George's positive outlook, integrity and generosity touched many people. By doing the right thing daily, George created a legacy that is honored through the George Chamberlin Leadership Award. Along with his leadership and legacy, Chamberlin was also a renowned financial expert and provided a wealth of financial and business news updates to the Southern California community. Chamberlin presented financial wellness workshops for SDCCU for several years, offering his expertise to help educate members of the community on various topics, including budgeting, investments and retirement planning.

SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of more than $12 billion, more than 433,000 customers, over 40 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. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit