UNCLE Credit Union, which serves four counties in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.
A $636 million full-service financial institution, UNCLE has been a trusted provider and major contributor to the communities it serves since its inception in 1957. The multi-award-winning organization has been recognized by both its industry and its membership area for excellence in service, culture, leadership, philanthropy, financial strength and performance.
The credit union has its roots in the radiation laboratory at the University of California, Livermore, which would later become the research and development institute known as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Four physicists employed by the lab pooled their funds to form Radiation Laboratory Livermore Credit Union – providing financial services to the entire lab community. As the cooperative grew in size and financial strength, it expanded its charter and expanded its offerings to include an evolving line of competitive products and services. In 1988 it was renamed UNCLE Credit Union, an abbreviated form of University of California Livermore Employees Credit Union.
“This anniversary holds special significance for us as an organization dedicated to promoting the financial success of our members. It is symbolized by the blue sapphire – which represents loyalty, prosperity, trust and integrity,” said UNCLE Credit Union Chairman of the Board, Chung Bothwell. “As a co-op, our earnings are reinvested into the credit union to provide the products and personalized service that help our members achieve important life goals and create a more secure financial future. For six and a half decades, the trust and faith entrusted to us has enabled us to prosper and prosper for the benefit of all of our members.