Save for Your School This Summer and You Could Win Matching Funds* From Technology Credit Union

As Part of Its Grow Your Green Savings Campaign, Tech CU Launches Its Save 4 Your School Program to Encourage Grassroots Fundraising for Local Schools

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - In the wake of Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed $4.8 billion dollar cut from K-12 education next year, California's schools are facing teacher layoffs and dramatic shortfalls in classroom funding that we know will negatively impact our children. For those who want to do something and help their local schools with a grassroots fundraising campaign, Technology Credit Union is launching a summer promotion titled Save 4 Your School as part of its year-long online campaign The objective is to rally parents, students and teachers to come together and start a savings program this summer with proceeds earmarked to go towards their school, or a particular program that is in jeopardy.

Tech CU is lending its support as well: with Save 4 Your School, individuals or groups can save money throughout the summer with a Tech CU Savings Challenge Account, and Tech CU will match the funds* of the account that saves the most through September 30th.

"We're excited to partner with the community for such a worthy cause as helping our schools this fall," said Kathleen Litman, VP of Marketing for Tech CU. "With such large budget cuts looming, teachers and students will need all the help we can give them."

Participating with the Tech CU Save 4 Your School program is easy.

--  Put together a team or simply decide to save as a family or individual
--  Open a Tech CU Savings Challenge Account, register online at our Grow
    Your Green community ( for the Save 4 Your
    School program, and start saving -- make sure you indicate in the profile
    that these funds are for a school
--  Save a minimum of $25 in your account each month, and you'll be
    automatically entered into our monthly Grow Your Green cash prize drawings
    for a chance to win an extra $100
--  Encourage other school savers by sharing your progress and try to get
    them to sign up as well
--  The individual or team who saves the most by September 30th will
    receive matching funds from Tech CU for their school (up to $500)
--  The winning account will be announced the week of October 5th.
For more information on to Tech CU's Save 4 Your School program, go to

Please note: Anyone who lives, works or worships in the six counties of the Bay Area is eligible to join Tech CU, open a Tech CU Savings Challenge Account and participate in Save 4 Your School.


Technology Credit Union is a full-service, financial institution serving individuals who work, live, go to school or regularly worship in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Tech CU was started in 1960 and is now among the top 1 percent of the nation's largest credit unions. It is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by Tech CU's 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation's largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. With more than 78,000 members, over $1 billion in assets and 10 full-service branches around the Bay Area, Tech CU is a leader in the credit union industry. For more information, visit

*Tech CU will match funds up to $500

Contact Information: Contact Information: Tawnya Lancaster Public Relations Phone: 408-205-1618 Karen Rude Technology Credit Union Phone: 408-441-4736