UNCLE Credit Union, serving four Northern California counties, welcomes the community of Stockton and the surrounding areas to a grand opening celebration at its location at 2131 W. March Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event features a ribbon cutting, hosted food trucks, music, activities, prizes and plenty of fun. In partnership with St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin, UNCLE is also hosting a fundraising drive to benefit St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute. For each attendee who contributes $10 to the cause at the event, UNCLE will match the contribution.
Festivities begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs will provide a special welcome to the neighborhood. UNCLE representatives will include Board Chairman Chung Bothwell, President and CEO Harold Roundtree, Board Director John Freeman and Assistant Vice President/Financial Center Manager Jake Harbour, who is based at the new West March Lane Financial Center.
“An exciting event like this is a wonderful opportunity for individuals in the community to bring their families for an evening of fun, while learning about the many unique benefits of credit union membership as it relates to their financial health,” said UNCLE Credit Union President and CEO Harold Roundtree. “It’s also a way to connect with what we do on a larger level. That is, to promote the well-being of the communities we serve by supporting the worthy causes and critical services that are working to improve quality of life in the area.”
Lindsay Bureaux, spokeswoman for St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin, added, “As a not-for-profit hospital, community donations are a primary reason we’re able to sustain state-of-the-art treatment and high-quality, affordable care for our 500 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. Contributions from individuals and organizations like UNCLE Credit Union allow us to bring the latest advances in cancer fighting technology and care to the Central Valley.”
Although there is no fee to attend the grand opening, those who make an optional donation of $10 or more to St. Joseph’s will enjoy a 30-second turn in UNCLE’s Money Booth to collect one of three prizes. The only cancer center in San Joaquin County accredited by the American College of Surgeons, St. Joseph’s provides highly specialized treatment and compassionate care from a team of board-certified medical professionals.
UNCLE Credit Union is expanding its retail network in the Central Valley with two Stockton-based mergers in 2018. The West March Lane location is the second UNCLE Financial Center to open in Stockton this year. A merger with Allied Credit Union was completed on July 31, 2018. Earlier this year, UNCLE completed a merger with Stockton Community Federal Credit Union. With the addition of the two Stockton locations, UNCLE has three financial centers in San Joaquin County and four in Alameda County. In 2001, the credit union established a foothold in the San Joaquin market with its Tracy Financial Center, at 1829 W. 11th St.
Established in 1957, UNCLE Credit Union is an over $449 million, full-service financial institution serving more than 27,000 members. The organization offers the benefits of credit union membership and a full array of financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. UNCLE has seven financial centers located in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. To learn more, visit www.unclecu.org.