In honor of their service to the Mid-Willamette Valley this year, 10 Maps Credit Union members have been selected to receive the first ever Maps Community Awards from the Maps Community Foundation.
Keizerite Patti Tischer was one of the lucky members selected and $1,000 will be donated to the Keizer Community Food Bank in her name.
“I believe that everyone can make some difference in their community. I enjoy giving back to my community and try to make a difference for others,” Tischer said. Tischer is also the current president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association.
The Foundation will donate a total of $10,000 to 10 nonprofits.
“In a challenging year, we wanted to lift up our community and celebrate the ways our Maps members have been helping in response to the pandemic and wildfires,” said foundation executive director Kim Hanson.
The winners, nominated by the community and selected by Maps staff, exemplify many of the ways local residents have helped one another in 2020 a year when a pandemic and then wildfires challenged the region and state.
Maps Community Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Maps Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative with 70,000 members and 10 branch locations.