OCCU has an incredibly devoted and talented board of directors, which I have been able to regularly collaborate with. Their commitment and passion for serving inspires me, as does their dedication to ensuring our more than 158,000 members are being served with remarkable experiences.
The OCCU staff has been working hard on your behalf to ensure that you will soon enjoy a new digital banking platform, MyOCCU Online & Mobile, which will roll out this spring. We’ve designed it with you in mind. From the intuitive navigation and customizable security options to the fully integrated bill pay and new self-service features, we are excited to introduce you to what we’ve been working on for more than a year.
What’s even better is that MyOCCU Online & Mobile will continue to evolve with regular enhancements. There will be new releases, so you will be able to look forward to even more dynamic functionality and added conveniences later in 2019 and beyond.
Trusting where you put your money matters, and OCCU values the confidence you place in us. In 2018, we took measures to further ensure the safety and soundness of your financial institution. We grew our capital reserves, which will allow us to invest in areas like technology, better rates and your community, all while operating well within regulatory and compliance standards.
Throughout last year, we had much to celebrate. We launched our OCCU Foundation and made an inaugural gift of $500,000 to support the Heartfelt House at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The Heartfelt House, located in Springfield, will be operated by Ronald McDonald Charities.
Our community giving, and involvement, didn’t stop there. In addition to the more than $180,000 given back to community organizations, OCCU continued its longstanding commitment to the University of Oregon’s PathwayOregon program, making college a reality for eligible Oregonians. I’m proud to say that our employees gave back too, donating nearly $48,000 to United Way of Lane County and spending more than 1,800 hours in the community volunteering.
Thank you for choosing OCCU today and every day. We recognize that you have a choice of whom you partner with for your financial services. We never take that for granted. In 2019, we look forward to continuing to demonstrate our commitment of giving you “More than you expect. Everything you deserve.”
President & CEO