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Donor story: Credit Union makes meaningful impact in Springfield

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Ron Neumann of the Oregon Credit Union outside the Heartfelt House in Springfield, Oregon

Oregon Community Credit Union gift helps make Heartfelt House possible

Oregon Community Credit Union has been a part of the community for 63 years. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, OCCU is committed to making a meaningful impact. They’re passionate about supporting youth, education, financial health and community prosperity to help strengthen the communities they serve.
This passion is why OCCU actively supports the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation. Since its first gift 27 years ago, OCCU has given a total of $1.7 million to programs and services at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart, including:
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Hoerauf Endowment for Student Clerkships for the Center for Medical Education and Research
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatrics Department
  • Lunch at Tiffany’s annual co-sponsorship
OCCU’s most recent gift of $500,000 supports the Heartfelt House, which will serve as a “home away from home” for families whose loved ones are patients at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at RiverBend. 
“We find strong alignment in the mission of the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Foundation and OCCU.
Both organizations are committed to supporting personal and community health in caring and sincere ways,” says OCCU’s President and CEO Ron Neumann. “By supporting the work of the Foundation, we believe we can create a ripple effect that will positively impact our more than 150,000 members and nearly 400 employees, which in turn creates a healthier, more prosperous place for us all.”
Read more about philanthropic gifts to PeaceHealth in the 2019 Impact Report.