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In the News – SAFE Credit Union

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KCRA Channel 3   •   April
SAFE Credit Union Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence & Data Management Marleaux Flournoy is seen helping students at SAFE Budget Cents workshop at Mesa Verde High School during Financial Capability Month featured by KCRA Channel 3. 

Davis Enterprise   •   April
SAFE Credit Union announces it will provide a $20,000 grant to a Greater Sacramento region nonprofit with programs that support workforce development in underserved communities.

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Faye Nabhani discusses her goals, challenges and what motivates her in this Sacramento Business Journal article highlighting Sacramento's newest CEOs. 

East Sacramento News   •   April
SAFE Credit Union's teams were among more than 2,000 runners who participated in this year’s SACTOWN Run. The annual credit union event raised more than $216,500 for 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping local kids throughout California and Nevada receive the medical care they need.

GoodDay Sacramento - KMAX 31   •   April
GoodDay Sacramento reporter Rachel Wulff interviews Rebuilding Together Sacramento volunteers, staff and SAFE Credit Union Relationship Manager Alex Becerra on air about SAFE's grant to the nonprofit's 'Safe at Home' program. 

CU Today   •   April
SAFE Credit Union teams and volunteers were among 74 participating credit unions during  2024's annual SACTOWN Run.  

CBS 13 News   •   April
CBS 13 News' Reporter Rachel Wulff features how the Sacramento area nonprofit Rebuilding Together Sacramento and its dedicated volunteers are teaming up with SAFE Credit Union to ensure seniors can safely do basic tasks like bathing or going in and out of their homes. 

GoodDay Sacramento - KMAX 31   •   April
SAFE's Relationship Manager Alex Becerra joins Rebuilding Together Sacramento staff and volunteers during a live segment of GoodDay Sacramento to talk about the nonprofits "Safe at Home" program. 

KFBK News Radio, The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal   •   April
KFBK's Kitty O'Neal showcases how Sacramento area residents can volunteer for Rebuilding Together Sacramento's "Safe at Home" program. SAFE donated $15,000 to the nonprofit's program dedicated to preventing falls at home. 

America’s Credit Unions News   •   April
America's Credit Union News highlights how credit unions across the nation, including SAFE Credit Union, are using financial education to improve members' financial lives. 

Sacramento Oracle   •   April
Each year, SAFE is a sponsor of the SacTown Run and fields a team of runners and volunteers while inviting others to participate. The downtown Sacramento event benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
SAFE is closing it's K Street branch after reviewing realignment efforts. 

Bite Sized Finance Podcast   •   March
Podcast host Kelly Brothers talks with SAFE Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Faye Nabhani's about her career beginnings, the credit union industry, financial literacy, and the Sacramento area’s growing economy in an extensive 45-minute interview appearing on Apple Podcasts. 

Financial Insurance Council "Presents" Podcast   •   March
SAFE Credit Union Financial Wellness Manager Hector Madueno joins the Financial Insurance Council's podcast, "Presents" to discuss how financial institutions can play a role in improving financial literacy. 

The Natomas Buzz   •   March
Story highlights SAFE Credit Union's 2024 sticker design contest - inviting high school artists from Sacramento County to dream big and to illustrate those ideas into winning sticker designs for 2024.
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Land Park News   •   March
As part of celebrating Financial Capability Month, that recognizes the value of financial education in April, SAFE Credit Union is featured for holding its 2024 sticker contest inviting high school students to illustrate all that can be realized through building financial freedom. 

Inside Sacramento   •   March
The Midtown Association installed a wayfinding system to help visitors and residents navigate the area including the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. SAFE Credit Union and SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Governments) provided support to the Midtown Association for the program.  

Mountain Democrat   •   February
The Mountain Democrat, in Placerville, highlights how SAFE Credit Union is offering individual $4,000 scholarships to high school and community college students living within the credit union's 13-served counties, including El Dorado County. 

Mountain Democrat   •   February
Read about how SAFE gave a total of $120,000 in grants to eight Greater Sacramento region nonprofits. 

KCRA Channel 3   •   February
KCRA Channel 3 on Monday featured Play With Me Preschool preschoolers who received a hands-on lesson about money and personal banking during a field trip to SAFE Credit Union’s Antelope branch.

KFBK 1530 AM 93.1 FM, iHeartRadio   •   February
KFBK's Kitty O'Neal featured SAFE Credit Union's grants awarded in 2023 with a special focus on grants given to the area veteran's programs: Soil Born Farms and Volunteers of America, Northern California and Nevada.  

Ledger Dispatch   •   February
The Ledger Dispatch covering Amador and Calaveras counties shared how SAFE Credit Union is doubling its individual scholarship awards to $4,000 each for graduating high school seniors as well as students currently enrolled attending a community college. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   February

The Sacramento Business Journal recognized SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Faye Nabhani as being among their Power 100 list identifying the most influential power players in the Sacramento region's economy and business community.


KCRA Channel 3   •   February
KCRA Channel 3 shares video and details about SAFE Credit Union's co-sponsoring of SacBallet's Cinderella pre-matinee dress-up parties. 

Folsom Times   •   February
SAFE Credit Union Board Chairman Terry Tremelling and Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca Delmundo awarded college scholarships to the top-scoring students during this year's Academic Decathlon. SAFE generously donated $8,400 in scholarships for top-scoring students and teams from Sacramento and Placer counties. 

Credit Union Times   •   February
The Credit Union Times highlights SAFE's efforts to help its members "reduce costs and red tape" amid ongoing inflation with discretionary fee cuts. 

Yahoo! News   •   February
Yahoo! News shares news from The Sacramento Bee announcing Sacramento Ballet's debut of its new version of Cinderella and SAFE-sponsored pre-matinee dress-up parties. 

Placer Sentinel   •   February
The 2024 Academic Decathlon's winning and participating teams are featured. SAFE Credit Union supported the winners with individual awards. 

KFBK 1530 AM 93.1 FM (Online)   •   February
KFBK's Kitty O'Neal's full interview with Sacramento Ballet Executive and Artistic Director Anthony Krutzkamp for her Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal broadcast about the ballet's upcoming Cinderella performances while highlighting SAFE-sponsored pre-matinee dress-up parties for young attendees.

Fox 40 News   •   February
TV host Gary Gelfand interviews SacBallet Artistic and Executive Director Anthony Krutzkamp on his morning "Gary on the Go" segment about Sacramento Ballet's Cinderella performances, and SAFE-sponsored pre-matinee dress-up parties. 

Gold Country Media   •   February
Gold Country Media, with newspapers based in Placer County and Folsom, features how SAFE members and employees showed their gift-giving spirit in a big way during the holidays. 
Brit, Faye, Jared and Major Rio at SAFE Holiday Party with Angel Tree Gifts

Greater Sacramento Economic Council News   •   February
In a Q&A, Faye Nabhani is CEO and President of SAFE Credit Union and a member of GSEC’s Board of Directors discusses why she values economic development, working with  GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.

Meetings Today - People + Places   •   February
According to Meetings Today, Commitment to sustainability is a prominent pillar at many California convention centers, including the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. 

Scotsman Guide   •   February
Despite a slowed down market in 2023, the Sacramento region’s housing market is still a healthy one, explains SAFE Credit Union Senior Mortgage Officer Brandi Schaefer in the February edition of Scotsman Guide magazine.

Meetings Today - People & Places   •   January
Meetings Today highlights the benefits to booking conferences at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. 

Elk Grove Citizen   •   January
SAFE Credit Union announces a grant $20,000 to be awarded to a nonprofit organization that provides financial  literacy and financial stability programs in underserved communities.

Citrus Heights Sentinel   •   January
SAFE Credit Union staff and members contribute to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree holiday donation tradition. The combined effort was part of the credit union's annual Joy & Kindness campaign encouraging employees to donate to others during the holiday season. 
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West Sacramento News Ledger   •   January
SAFE donates $10,000 from its annual community grant program to assist the Yolo Crisis Nursery's Safe Stays program. 

The Sacramento Bee   •   December
Money Research Collective Reporter Martha C. White discusses how lenders can potentiall freeze home equity rates in an article picked up by The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Business Journal   •   December
Q&A with SAFE Credit Union Board of Director and new CivicWell CEO Bernadette Austin. 
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The Sacramento Bee   •   November
Sacramento-based architecture firm HRGA is looking to build a six-story hotel that would stand two blocks from the revamped SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District. 

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Roseville Today   •   November
Roseville Today features how Granite Bay, Rocklin and Roseville SAFE Credit Union and community members can show their gift-giving spirit by donating gifts at their local branches. 

Folsom Telegraph, Gold Country Media   •   November
The Folsom Telegraph, and Gold Country Media, cover how SAFE is partnering this year with the Sacramento Metro Salvation Angel Tree program as part of SAFE’s annual Joy & Kindness philanthropic holiday campaign.

Carmichael Times   •   November
SAFE Credit Union sponsors the Veterans Day celebrations at the Aerospace Museum of California. 

Gold Country Media   •   November
SAFE Credit Union employees volunteered nearly 1,000 hours – equating to up to $32,000 in donated time – to Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo county communities and nonprofits during the month of September.

Placer Sentinel   •   November
SAFE, partnering with college’s Associated Students Incorporation (ASI), is featured for bringing its new Budget Cents program to California State University, Sacramento students.
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Gold Country Media   •   October
The North State Building Industry Association named SAFE Senior Mortgage Officer Brandi Schaefer as Mortgage Professional of the Year, and named SAFE mortgage officers Damian Azizi and Ryan Smith as finalists this year.

Grapevine Independent   •   October
At a time when many are especially in need of food assistance during record high inflation, SAFE Credit Union volunteers recently showed up in force to donate their time at the Rancho Cordova Food Locker.

Sacramento Press   •   October
SAFE Credit Union partners with Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to support a new 'wayfinder' system in heart of the city's Midtown. 

Ledger Dispatch   •   October
The Ledger Dispatch covers the Sacramento Business Journal's naming of SAFE Credit Union as one of the Sacramento region’s Best Places to Work for the sixth year in a row.
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The Sacramento Business Journal   •   October
The Sacramento Business Journal names SAFE Credit Union as the 2023 Best Place to Work in its very large business category. The paper recognizes the credit union's flexible work schedule and "everyone belongs" atmosphere.  

CU Today   •   September
SAFE Credit Union to be named "California Advocate Credit Union of the Year" and SAFE Board Chair Terrance Tremelling to be honored as "Advocate of the Year" at the upcoming California and Nevada Credit Union League ceremonies and conference. 

Davis Enterprise   •   September
The Davis Enterprise covers the appointment of SAFE's new senior vice president of IT, Michelle Bradshaw. 
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San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group   •   August
SAFE is highlighted as a preferred lender in a special section article about mortgage rate buy downs. 

Daily Democrat   •   August

SAFE Credit Union's Financial Education team hosts a workshop on "Understanding Your Dollars & Cents."


Credit Union Times   •   August
"Faye Nabhani, president/CEO for the $4.7 billion, Folsom, Calif.-based SAFE Credit Union, is officially joining the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC)." 

The Davis Enterprise   •   August
"SAFE President and Chief Executive Officer Faye Nabhani is officially joining the Greater Sacramento Economic Council."

Grapevine Independent   •   August
This summer's interns volunteer work at "Single Mom Strong" is featured. 

The New York Times   •   August

SAFE Credit Union Assistant Vice President of Wealth Management David Simula is quoted in a story about how student debt loads are affecting Gen X retirement planning.


KFBK News Radio 93.1 FM, 1530 AM   •   August
Reporter Bridget Bjorlo highlights SAFE Credit Union's summer interns from Cordova, Mesa Verde and Rio Linda high schools who gained corporate citizenship insights during their internship.

Credit Union Times   •   August
SAFE hires new Chief Experience Officer, Jerrod Keller. 

Rio Linda Online News   •   August
SAFE Credit Union interns from Cordova, Mesa Verde and Rio Linda high schools rolled up their sleeves to make a difference for single moms and their kids this summer. 

Inside Sacramento   •   August

SAFE Credit Union awarded $24,000 in scholarships to 12 regional high school graduates, including four from Sacramento schools -- Derek Larson from Christian Brothers High School, Shamar Knox from C.K. McClatchy High School, Sofia Perez-Lanza from St. Francis High School and Tait de Boer from C.K. McClatchy High School. 


Ledger News   •   July
“We are delighted to be able to say, 'thank you’ and offer this new benefit to our members,” says SAFE Credit Union Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Allison Yee-Garcia. “Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker performance is a cherished Sacramento tradition and SAFE is proud to support the region’s creative economy with its ongoing commitment to their performance venue at the SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District.”

Gold Country Media   •   July
Three students in Placer County were awarded a SAFE Credit Union scholarship of $2,000 each. The students plan to study at Chico State, California State University, Long Beach and the University of California at Davis. 

Credit Union Times   •   July
In the article, Tiffani relays her career from its beginnings to her current position where she focuses on engaging with borrowers and supporting her team. 
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CUNA News   •   July
The CUNA Finance Council announced its executive committee and officers during the Council’s Annual Conference including SAFE Credit Union Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick. 

Ledger Dispatch   •   July
SAFE Credit Union awards a $2,000 scholarship to Amador High School graduate Emma Lee. Lee is one of 12 students from Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties students to each receive one of the credit union’s annual scholarship awards. 

Carmichael Times   •   July
Students from Bella Vista and Mesa Verde high schools among this year's SAFE scholarship award recipients. 

Mountain Democrat   •   July
SAFE Credit Union awards a $2,000 scholarship to Union Mine High School graduate Rosalinda Sanchez-Gonzalez.


Roseville Today   •   July
SAFE Credit Union awards $2,000 in scholarships each to three Placer County high school graduates this year.

The Davis Enterprise   •   June
"SAFE Credit Union AWARDED $24,000 in scholarships to 12 Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento area 2023 high school graduates."

Style Magazine   •   June
SAFE's $20,000 grant to Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada ( is recognized with information about how the nonprofit plans to spend the award to help homeless veterans.

Citrus Heights Sentinel   •   June
"San Juan High School graduating senior Brooklyn Wagner won first place in a sticker design contest held by SAFE Credit Union."

Yahoo Finance and KCRA 3   •   June

KCRA 3 News Sacramento covers a proposed new 28-story convention hotel adjacent to the SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District. 

SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District

The Sacramento Observer   •   June
SAFE Contact Center Representative Tiffany Coleman writes a powerful commentary on the importance of financial education and literacy in the Black community in advance of Juneteenth. 

Carmichael Times   •   June
"The credit union is awarding a $10,000 grant to Rancho Cordova-based Soil Born Farms – providers of job training and therapeutic experiences for veterans at its 55-acre American River Ranch farm."

Folsom City Lifestyle   •   June
In its "Business Monthly" column on page 10, Folsom City Lifestyle spotlights SAFE Chief Financial Officer in the new magazine's first edition. 

Roseville Today   •   May
Roseville Today covers SAFE's recent partnership with Roseville-based PRIDE Industries, to provide job opportunities to people of all abilities. 

Comstock's Magazine   •   May
SAFE's Financial Education team is highlighted in this Comstock's Magazine spread. 

Meetings Today   •   May
The SAFE Credit Union’s Convention Center is making a lasting impression on visiting companies and employees, according to a recent article by Meetings Today.

KFBK News Radio   •   May
KFBK's Kitty O’Neal features SAFE Credit Union’s new Budget Cents program and interviews SAFE Assistant Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca Delmundo. 

CU Today   •   May
In a thought leadership piece appearing in CU Today, SAFE Credit Union Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick contends something has to give in order to alleviate the ongoing pressures banks and credit unions face in maintaining healthy balance sheets
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Davis Enterprise   •   May
"Veteran data and application engineer Marleaux Flournoy joins SAFE Credit Union’s senior executive team. As senior vice president, Flournoy brings more than 20 years of experience as an industry expert.."
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Gold Country Media, The Placer Herald   •   May
"Amanda Merz of Rocklin won the National 2023 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award for her work in overseeing SAFE Credit Union’s philanthropy through grants, scholarships, sponsorships, volunteering and donations, according to the Credit Union National Association’s magazine."

Yahoo! Finance   •   May
Read about how for the second year, SAFE Credit Union is granting funds to one of the only remaining Sacramento-area organizations providing transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Citrus Heights Sentinel   •   May
"Nearly 200 local high school students last month participated in a program at Mesa Verde High School, designed to teach financial literacy and real-world budgeting."

Yahoo! Finance   •   April
The one-day conference drew on the growing synergy between credit unions and FinTechs in the Greater Sacramento Region.

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
SAFE Credit Union Board Member Ryan Larkin offers insights regarding his new position as CEO of MDStaffers. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
SAFE Contact Center Assistant Manager Kerrie Becketti speaks about her experiences with the credit union's Employee Resource Groups. 

Sacramento News & Review   •   April
SAFE's longtime auto expert Assistant Vice President Lawrence Lomeli gives his tips for affordably buying an EV. 

My Folsom   •   April
SAFE Credit Union's Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick was among this year's recipients honored in the ‘Choose Folsom‘ Community Awards given by Folsom community and business leaders in March.

Associated Press   •   April
SAFE's Chief Technology Officer Mike McCarthy comments about adopting remote work models.

The Mountain Democrat   •   April
SAFE Credit Union is celebrating Financial Literacy Month by tapping into the talents of area high school students to help create the credit union’s three sticker designs for 2023.

The Davis Enterprise   •   April
The paper share's SAFE Credit Union's call for high school students to celebrate Financial Literacy Month by helping to create the credit union’s three sticker designs for 2023.

CUInsight   •   April
The Annual Credit Union SACTOWN Run raises more than $210,000 for 11 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. SAFE's Community Impact Manager Amanda Merz thanks this year's volunteers. 

Credit Union Times   •   March
Larry Braley, vice president of wealth management, for SAFE Financial Services is featured for receiving the 2022 Pete Snyder Innovation Award from Promoting Credit Union Investment & Insurance Programs (PROCU).

Daily Democrat   •   March
SAFE Financial Educator Miriam Dougherty is featured in this piece showcasing how the local resident works to be a change for good in teaching others about how to acheive financial freedom. 

California and Credit Union League Online Discussion   •   March
SAFE's Chief Lending Officer Tiffani Vargas joins the California and Credit Union League along with Golden One Credit Union's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Allyson Hill to discuss Sacramento's 2023 economic outlook. The league's program and discussion is led and hosted by League Economist and Board Member Robert Eyler. 
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Daily Democrat   •   March
The Daily Democrat spotlights SAFE Credit Union's Financial Wellness Educator Miriam Dougherty and her work during America Saves Week. 

Boss Magazine   •   March
SAFE Chief Technology Officer Mike McCarthy is interviewed about SAFE Credit Union using near-field communication cards to replace physical credit and debit cards. 

Gold Country Media (The Press-Tribune, The Placer Herald and The Loomis News)   •   February
Gold Country Media features SAFE Credit Union Community Impact Specialist Amanda Merz' nomination for the 2023 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award while highlighting her career and commitment to volunteerism. 

Messenger Publishing Group   •   February
Several Messenger Publishing Group newspapers, including the American River Messenger, Carmichael Times, Grapevine Independent, Rio Linda News and the West Sacramento Ledger run Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick's take on the need to include financial literacy within California's K-12 required curriculum. 

The Sacramento Business Journal   •   February
SAFE Board of Director Bernadette Austin's new position as CEO of CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission) is announced. The Sacramento nonprofit supports leaders responding to the climate crisis and its impact on their communities
Bernadette Austin

Credit Union Times   •   February
SAFE is featured with other prominent credit unions who donated to nonprofits during the winter months. SAFE awarded a $5,000 grant to Cottage Housing to fund new educational courses for its formerly homeless clients so they can learn important life and financial skills. 

Roseville Today   •   February
SAFE Credit Union CEO Faye Nabhani and Board Chairman Terry Tremelling awarded college scholarships to the top-scoring students of the 2023 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. SAFE is a long-time sponsor of the annual competition.  

The Mountain Democrat   •   February
Piece announcing and offering details about how SAFE Credit Union is increasing its annual scholarship awards from $1,000 to $2,000 this year for 10 high school seniors continuing their education after graduation.

The Daily Republic   •   February
The Daily Republic features SAFE's $5,000 grant toward the Construction Industry Education Foundation to sponsor a school’s participation in its Design Build Competition.

Sacramento Business Journal   •   February
Sacramento Business Journal article covers new SAFE Credit Union President and CEO Faye Nabhani's commitment to new technologies, members and the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts District. 

The Appeal Democrat   •   February
The Appeal Democrat relays new details about SAFE Credit Union's annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors. 

AITHORITY - AI Technology Insights   •   January
SAFE Credit Union's reimagining of how to put the experience of its members at the forefront in cooperative banking is covered along with recent executive promotions. 

Credit Union Times   •   January
SAFE Credit Union announces three promotions.

The Sacramento Business Journal   •   January
SAFE's new President/CEO Faye Nabhani is showcased as one of the top Sacramento area finance leaders to watch by Sacramento Business Journal writer Mark Anderson. 

KFBK News Radio   •   January
KFBK's Kitty O'Neal interviews SAFE Community Impact Manager Amanda Merz during her "Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal" segment about SAFE's recent grant to community garden community organizers Alchemist CDC. 

Inside Sacramento   •   January

Inside Sacramento columnist Jessica Laskey highlight's SAFE Credit Union's $5,000 grant to support the Alchemist Community Development Corporation’s Community Gardens project.


Carmichael Times   •   December
Carmichael Times features SAFE's grant to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Service's No Child Left Hungry program. 

Inside Sacramento   •   December
Original artwork commissioned by SAFE Credit Union raises money for nonprofit benefitting women and children. 

Comstock's Magazine   •   November
Retiring SAFE CEO Dave Roughton discusses his role during the past six years at the helm, and his key recommendation bettering the Greater Sacramento economy.

ABC 10 News - Your California Life   •   November

SAFE Credit Union Senior Vice President of Finance Alexis Fitzpatrick joins Your California Life host Desiree Sheppard to give financial tips on how to avoid overspending and manage your budget during the holidays. 

Alexis 6   •   November
SAFE Credit Union donates $5,000 to support community gardens in Sacramento's River District and Oak Park. 

TD Ameritrade   •   November
SAFE grants funds to support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ No Student Left Hungry program.
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CU Management   •   November
SAFE Credit Union President Faye Nabhani is featured among many women first to lead their credit unions as CEO.  

Credit Union Times   •   November
SAFE Relationship Manager and Host of the Perfect Cents Podcast Alex Becerra receives the “Star of Tomorrow Award” from the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

Credit Union Times   •   November
Tiffani Vargas’ promotion to SAFE Credit Union Chief Lending Officer is highlighted. 

STYLE Magazine   •   November
STYLE Magazine hails SAFE Credit Union’s Perfect Cents Podcast as being among the top 10 local podcasts for listeners to follow.

Ledger Dispatch   •   October
SAFE Credit Union’s donated David Garibaldi portrait of tennis legend Serena Williams raises $4,500 at auction for Saint John’s Program for Real Change. 

Daily Republic   •   October
More than 750 SAFE employees volunteer during the company’s Building CommYOUnity Month. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   October
SAFE Credit Union Chief appoints Tiffani Vargas to new Chief Lending Officer role

ABC 10 - California Life   •   October
SAFE Financial Education Manager Hector Madueno shares tools to learn and teach family members about managing finances.

The Sacramento Observer   •   October
SAFE’s Chief Human Resources Officer Colleen Nerius shares her insights on the importance of fostering employee EQ’s, emotional intelligence – especially as we continue to emerge out of the pandemic. 

KFBK News Radio   •   October
KFBK's Kitty O'Neal interviews SAFE Credit Union Community Impact Manager Amanda Merz about SAFE's art donation to Saint John's Program for Real Change and the credit union's annual Impact Day where Sacramento artist David Garibaldi inspired employees and created the artwork. 

Fox 40 News Studio40 Live   •   October
Studio40 Live Hosts Gary and Scott talk about Saint John’s Program for Real Change’s annual fundraising event featuring SAFE Credit Union’s donated Serena Williams painting up at auction. 

Roseville Today   •   September
SAFE Credit Union is recognized for its ongoing efforts to support communities through the United Way California Capital Region.  

Sacramento Business Journal   •   September
Michael Popp joins SAFE Credit Union as Senior Vice President, Real Estate Lending.

Sacramento Business Journal   •   September
Hector Madueno joins SAFE Credit Union as new Financial Education Manager.

Appeal Democrat   •   September
SAFE Credit Union announced this week that it is inviting its members and the public to decide which two Sacramento region nonprofits, including those in Yuba and Sutter counties, will each receive $5,000 grants through its grant program.

Rio Linda Messenger   •   September
SAFE invites members and the public to choose recipients of of two $5,000 economic development grants. 

Credit Union Times   •   September
Senior Mortgage Officers Damian Azimi, Brandi Schaefer and Ryan Smith – were named as three out of the four finalists for the Mortgage Professional of the Year award at this year’s North State Building Industry Association’s awards recognizing industry partners and professionals on Sept. 9.

Credit Union Times   •   September
 The Credit Union Times names SAFE Credit Union Chief Human Resources Officer Colleen Nerius as an Individual Executive for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Luminaries 2022 Finalist

Davis Enterprise   •   September
SAFE Mortgage Officers Up for Awards

Sacramento Business Journal   •   September
CEO Dave Roughton discusses low consumer sentiment and called for political, business and nonprofit leaders to come together to develop a unified strategy to tackle homelessness: 

Inside Sacramento   •   September
SAFE Credit Union teams up with Sacramento Vice Mayor and Councilmember Angelique Ashby’s Youth Action Corps to provide free summer financial education courses to high school students. 

Comstock’s Magazine   •   August
In a piece appearing online in Comstock's Magazine, SAFE Credit Union's Chief Financial Officer Chris Harris outlines how everyday investors can still earn interest despite high inflation.

The Roseville Press-Tribune   •   August
SAFE opens its new expanded and updated branch in the Campus Oaks Shopping Center. 

Patch - Roseville   •   August

Campus Oaks Shopping Center SAFE Credit Union opens in West Roseville.



Village Life   •   August
SAFE commits $10,000 to support foster kids and teens throughout Sacramento, El Dorado and Yolo counties. 

STYLE Magazine   •   August
SAFE features members in new ad campaign including in television ads and on area billboards. 

KCRA News   •   July
Anchor Edie Lambert: "Eighty-nine girls are attending this year's American University of Women Tech Trek. It's a financial education hosted by UC Davis and SAFE Credit Union. This workshop challenges participants to manage a budget and to make some real decisions."

Inside Sacramento   •   July
SAFE releases new ‘YOU’ stickers celebrating Sacramento’s landmarks and cultures. 

Inside Sacramento   •   July
Seniors from Cornerstone Christian, St. Francis, and West Campus high schools are recognized for each winning a $1,000 scholarship from SAFE. 

Sacramento Observer   •   June
SAFE Human Resources Coordinator Taylor Morgan shares her personal journey to achieve financial freedom and provides tips to those striving to do the same.

The Sacramento Bee   •   June
SAFE Credit Union lending expert provides a snapshot on what basic fees to expect when purchasing a home. 

Davis Enterprise   •   June

Credit Union Times   •   June
National trade publication announces and features SAFE's additions to its Board of Directors in 2022. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   June
Veteran marketing leader joins SAFE as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. 

Credit Union Times   •   June
In its West Coast coverage, the national trade magazine featured Allison Yee-Garcia’s new role as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at SAFE. 

BOSS Magazine   •   June

SAFE’s effort to remain current in the market as demonstrated by its recent overhaul to its core banking platform is featured. 


STYLE Magazine   •   June
Folsom-based Arthur Murray Dance Studio and Roseville-based Wellness Together, nominated by SAFE, win Sacramento District Small Business Administration (SBA) “Business of the Year” and “Minority-owned Business of the Year” awards. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   May
SAFE Credit Union Board Member Ryan Larkin receives C-Suite Award and is featured in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Ledger-Dispatch   •   May
SAFE offers members an opportunity to donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento when buying a new home or refinancing an existing mortgage with another lender. 

The Mountain Democrat   •   May
Union Mine High School senior among 10 SAFE $1,000 scholarship winners. 

GoodDay Sacramento   •   May
SAFE supports veterans transitioning back into the workforce through the Sierra College Foundation with a $20,000 grant benefiting the Suits of Armor program. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
In their annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, SAFE Credit Union is recognized as 2022's Champion for Economic Opportunity, which recognizes organizations supporting financial literacy, job placement and professional development in the region. 

Appeal-Democrat   •   April
Students at Wheatland High School get a taste of real-world budgeting during one of SAFE’s hands-on financial workshops. 

Sacramento Business Journal   •   April
Dave Roughton may be retiring from his role as CEO and president of SAFE Credit Union, but his investment in the organization — and its impact on Sacramento — hasn’t wavered.

KFBK News Radio   •   March
SAFE’s Vice President of Consumer Lending Tiffani Vargas shares her expertise on how first-time buyers still have many down payment choices – even in a sellers’ market.  

The Press Tribune   •   February
During the ceremony, SAFE Credit Union CEO Dave Roughton and Board Chairman Terry Tremelling awarded college scholarships to the top-scoring students. A long-time Academic Decathlon sponsor, SAFE generously donated $10,000 in scholarships for top-scoring students.

Credit Union Magazine   •   February
Credit Union Magazine Q &A with SAFE Credit Union Assistant Vice President Communications Micah Grant on his career path, Black History Month, professional diversity, and his personal interests.

Comstock’s   •   January
SAFE Credit Union Senior Vice President of Enterprise Applications Gina Olson encourages employers to promote skill-based workers despite not having degrees during the onset of the Great Resignation.

The Mountain Democrat   •   January
In its 22nd year, SAFE offers 10, $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors. 

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