Coast Central Credit Union Fall Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2021 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.5 million to 165 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Seventh Generation Centro del Pueblo, For All Time Cat Haven, and Junction City Fire Protection District. CCCU typically …


Coast Central Credit Union Awards 11 Scholarships to Local Students

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has selected 11 exceptional high school seniors out of 50 applications submitted to receive up to $55,000 in 4-year scholarships.  The students are required to attend either Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. 2021 recipients Arcata High:                             Megan Bryant Eureka High:                            Klayre Barres Ferndale High:                        Trista Mayhorn Fortuna High:                          Gracie Betts Hayfork High:                          Vanessa Patton Hoopa High:                            Mackenzie Brazil McKinleyville High:                Carmen Benavides-Garb Northcoast Prep Academy:  Aiden Vayo Tur St. Bernard’s Academy:         Sabrina Gardner …


Coast Central Credit Union Scholarships Available

Coast Central Credit Union announced it is currently accepting applications for its college scholarships, available to all high school seniors graduating this year from schools in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Generally, up to 13 scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Recipients are required to attend Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. Its Board of Directors bases its selections on commitment to education, either through outstanding academic performance or consistent improvement during high school, as well as financial need. …


Coast Central Credit Union Spring Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the spring 2021 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.4 million to 150 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, and Weaverville Parks & Recreation. Last year, CCCU …


Coast Central Promotes Zinselmeir and Fonsen

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that Fatima Zinselmeir has been promoted to AVP Quality Service & Development, and Jenny Fonsen has been promoted to Senior AVP Member Services. Zinselmeir is responsible for management of CCCU’s Quality Service and Training programs, which encompass employees from all areas of the credit union, including Member Services Branches (MSB) and departments. Under its Standards of Excellence, CCCU has a longtime commitment to exceptional service and positive internal culture in which employees receive ongoing training and the opportunity for awards through numerous recognition programs. In Zinselmeir’s over 25 years of financial institutions experience, including …


Swan Joins Coast Central’s Board of Directors

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Klark Swan has been appointed by its volunteer Board of Directors to replace Joyce Jury, who retired this year after serving on the Board for nearly 30 years. Swan is a graduate of Humboldt State University and currently works as a manager at Sequoia Conference Center, part of the Humboldt County Office of Education. She has been active in community service locally for nearly two decades, serving as founding president of both Lost Coast Rotaract as well as Friends of Redwood Coast Montessori. She is currently president-elect of Rotary Club of Eureka. “We are …


Coast Central Credit Union Fall Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2020 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.4 million to 140 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Northern California Community Blood Bank, Humane Society of Del Norte, and Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire. Additionally, as part of its COVID Community Care Fund, CCCU awarded …


Lisa Landry Promoted to Coast Central Member Services Manager

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that Lisa Landry, previously Senior Member Services Supervisor at its McKinleyville location, has assumed the role of Member Services Manager at its Bayshore Mall location in Eureka, reporting to VP Member Services Kristin Blair. The location reopened earlier this month, offering seven-day-a-week banking. Lisa oversees a team of 18 employees and is responsible for operations, lending, and new member opportunities. Lisa replaced previous Bayshore Manager Lynda Gleave who retired last month following 31 years in that position. Lisa has been with the organization since July 2019, though she held earlier stints at CCCU for …


Brandy Morton Joins Coast Central as Controller

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Brandy Morton has joined the organization as Controller in its Accounting Department, reporting to VP Chief Financial Officer Fred Moore. Michael Burghart, current Controller, will be retiring next month. Morton comes to the organization with 15 years of related experience with the Hoopa Valley Tribe, primarily in its Fiscal Department, serving as Chief Financial Officer for the last five years. Her expertise spans oversight of day to day operations while adhering to Federal, State, and Tribal regulations; monthly and annual budgets; financial analysis, purchase order and payroll processing; general ledger management; financial compliance audits; …


Coast Central Announces $55,000 in COVID Community Care Fund Awards

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that 15 community organizations have been selected to receive awards as part of the credit union’s recently established COVID Community Care Fund. Last month, CCCU communicated information about the Fund available to local organizations experiencing significant financial hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding amounts were available up to $5,000 each. From a pool of 43 non-profits who applied for a total of $189,000, recipients are: Humboldt County AJ’s Transitional Living $5,000 Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods $5,000 Healy Senior Center $5,000 McKinleyville Community Collaborative …