First Tech Federal Credit Union Bolsters Support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Launches Java4Kids Program

First Tech Federal Credit Union, the financial partner for the people in tech, through its partnership with Tyfone, the preeminent force in digital transformation, account holder engagement, and back-office efficiency for community financial institutions (CFIs), is now providing Java4Kids coffee in its Hillsboro corporate headquarters. All proceeds generated will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, First Tech has nearly $17 billion in assets and more than 660,000 members. The credit union is one of the founders of CU4Kids, which brings together credit unions and business partners from across the country to raise funds for CMN Hospitals. First Tech has raised millions of dollars throughout the years to support children’s healthcare. By adding the Java4Kids program at its headquarters, the credit union is enabling employees, as well as members, to actively participate in the fundraising efforts by simply enjoying a cup of coffee.

The credit union operates a coffee shop, Ground Up, that is completely run by local high school students. Ground Up now serves Java4Kids coffee drinks to customers and bags of Java4Kids coffee beans can be purchased in store or online – generating a $5 donation to CU4Kids per bag sold. Proceeds from drink purchases are donated to a scholarship fund for Hillsboro School District students.

Monique Little, Chief People and Administrative Officer, First Tech, said, “Part of First Tech’s DNA and part of the DNA of our friends at Tyfone is giving back to the community. Our partnership with Tyfone and our existing student operated Hillsboro School District coffee shop, Ground Up, provides an incredible opportunity for us to blend forces to make a very meaningful impact in supporting Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We are so excited about being the first credit union retailer of Java4Kids and for continuing this work to make an even deeper impact in the lives of children and their families.”

For more than 35 years, First Tech has led the way in fundraising efforts for CU4Kids. In 2023, First Tech raised more than $1.5 million with the help of employees, members, other credit unions and business partners for CU4Kids at the Credit Unions for Kids Northwest Classic Golf Tournament, and has raised more than $13.7 million at the event since its launch in 2000. At the upcoming 2024 Northwest Classic, attendees can buy Java4Kids coffee to further support children’s healthcare.

Nick Coleman, Director, National Strategic Partnerships, CMN Hospitals, said, “Children’s access to healthcare is an increasingly important cause. CU4Kids and CMN Hospitals are proud to have innovative partners like Tyfone and First Tech who make good on the credit union ‘People Helping People’ promise and give back to their local communities. Unique and creative campaigns like Java4Kids help grow the CU4Kids fundraising initiative year over year and have a significant impact on children.”

CU4Kids has been a proud partner of CMN Hospitals since 1996, contributing more than $200 million to CMN Hospitals. Today, CU4Kids is the credit union industry’s ‘charity of choice,’ and thousands of credit unions support 170 CMN Hospitals providing 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care by supporting the health and emotional well-being of families.

“Every time you brew a cup of Java4Kids coffee, you can be reminded of the fact you made an impact on a child’s life and health,” said Josh DeTar, Executive Vice President of Evangelism, Tyfone. “We are deeply humbled by the opportunity to partner with First Tech to support the Ground Up coffee shop and raise donations through Java4Kids at First Tech.

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