Our Success is Your Success
A message from the CEO – Trisha Baker
This year I’m honored to be in my fifth year serving as the President and CEO of LCCU. While this is an important milestone for me, LCCU’s 80th anniversary is far more significant. I’m proud to be a part of a financial institution with a rich history for caring deeply about its members and its community.
With over 35 years in the credit union industry, I’m often asked why credit unions, and LCCU in particular, are so important. To me, it’s the fact that we can literally change people’s lives for the better. How many organizations can say that? This is what inspires me every day. I come to work each day and do my best to lead the employees of LCCU – leading by example that members are our passion and that it is our job to help our members have bright financial futures. One of the most rewarding parts of our work is that we are able to help LCCU be a vital part of the LC Valley Community. As our members thrive, our community thrives. Just this last year, LCCU’s success has provided the opportunity to contribute to the future success of many of our community’s most important and much-needed institutions. Since we were chartered by teachers in 1939, education is near and dear to our hearts. In 2019, we were able to donate $25,000 to Lewis-Clark State College’s Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center in Lewiston and $10,000 to the new Lewiston High School. We’re also proud to be able to support many organizations that provide for children in need. We have donated to the LC Crew for their annual shoe drive, the grand opening of the Boys & Girls Club of the Nez Perce Tribe (Lapwai Unit), Children’s Miracle Network, local food banks, and many more. There are so many people in our community that are making a difference locally, and we are happy that we can help support their efforts.
LCCU’s success is directly related to the trust our members have in us. And for that, I thank you, and your community thanks you!