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February 05, 2019 • 
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SAFE Credit Union donates $25,000 to Aerospace Museum of California


FOLSOM, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019) –SAFE Credit Union donated $25,000 to the Aerospace Museum of California to benefit the museum’s efforts to promote hands-on STEM education through aerospace science.

“SAFE Credit Union’s generous donation will help serve the Greater Sacramento community through STEM education exhibits at the museum,” said Aerospace Museum of California Board President Larry Miles. “Our goal continues to be to inspire students to explore, dream, and discover STEM through hands-on learning.“

Left to right: Aerospace Museum Executive Director Tom Jones, Aerospace Museum Board Chair Larry Miles, SAFE Credit Union AVP and Aerospace Board Member Melissa Bittman, and Sacramento County Board Supervisor Phil Serna pose with a $25,000 donation from SAFE to go toward the Aerospace Museum’s STEM education efforts.

The Aerospace Museum has been in operation for more than 30 years and houses over 40 historical aircraft. It showcases educational exhibits ranging from interactive presentations to ride simulators.

The vision of the Aerospace Museum of California is to provide an interactive STEM experience to every child, school, and family who participates in the museum’s exhibits. Because students need inspiration and opportunities to learn about space, the STEM programs at the museum are specifically designed to introduce students to aviation and aerospace through engaging hands-on learning.

“Supporting the Aerospace Museum is a goal that we at SAFE feel is a key way to support our local community while celebrating the heritage of military and civilian aviation.” said Melissa Bittman, assistant vice president of regional sales at SAFE and an Aerospace Museum board member.

About SAFE

SAFE Credit Union, established in 1940, is a leading financial institution in Northern California with more than $2.8 billion in assets and more than 231,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions for consumers and small businesses through 21 service centers across the Greater Sacramento region and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa County. SAFE offers its members a variety of banking services, including online, chat, mobile, phone, as well as a full-service, locally based call center. SAFE is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. SAFE is federally insured by the NCUA. www.safecu.org

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