Members 1st Credit Union Tops Fundraising Goals for Make-A-Wish Radiothon

Members 1st Credit Union Tops Fundraising Goals for Make-A-Wish Radiothon

Members 1st Credit Union raised a total of $5,000 for Make-A-Wish in the foundation’s annual fundraising radiothon, and the donations from credit union staff and members exceeded Members 1st’s goal and will allow funding for half a wish.

“We were thrilled—but not surprised—to see the generous participation of our members and staff in giving to the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Caroline Redmann, CEO, and President of Members 1st. “Those funds will go to help ease the suffering of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in our community.”  

Fundraising began in mid-February, a month before the radiothon, with branches challenged to raise $700 each. Anderson Rhonda branch exceeded their goal and raised over $1,400 at that branch alone! 

Staff participated with general donations, and the credit union matched up to $150 in donations from staff members, while credit union members who made $1 and $5 donations were given blue and gray stars to sign and hang at the branch. The credit union ended fundraising with a donation challenge announced on-air, where Members 1st matched $500 in donations received in the last hour of fundraising. 

The Make-A-Wish Foundation exceeded its goal of $75,000 for this year’s radiothon with donations of $86,734.

About Members 1st Credit Union
Members 1st Credit Union is a locally owned cooperative dedicated to providing relevant financial services that our members need to achieve their goals and dreams. Members 1st has five branch locations in Redding, Anderson, and Chico. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, owns land, or owns a business within Butte, Glenn, Shasta, and Tehama counties. For more information, visit one of our convenient branches, call (530) 222-6060, or visit

Branch Locations
1380 Hilltop Road
Redding, CA 96003

1260 Pine Street
Redding, CA 96001

5020 Rhonda Road, Ste. H
Anderson, CA 96007

550 Salem Street
Chico, CA 95928

969 East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

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