Meriwest Credit Union donates $12,500 to Children’s Miracle

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meriwest Credit Union has been selected by its partner, Elan, a leading credit union service provider, as one of 50 credit unions to designate a recipient of a $12,500 donation from the Across the Country Charitable (ATC) program. These donations are intended to be used for local charitable initiatives to support families in their communities. In partnership with the Credit Union Leagues of California and Nevada (CCUL), Meriwest has chosen to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, in support of local hospitals, to help them continue their mission of providing the best possible care for children in need.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. In turn, CMNH uses the money where it is most needed: in areas such as research, care, innovative programs and resources. All donated funds stay in the community, ensuring that every dollar raised will help local children. Meriwest is proud to accept this generous donation from Elan and help Bay Area children get the care they need.

“Meriwest is honored to receive this generous gift from Elan to help enrich and support the daily miracles that exist through our local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” said Meriwest Credit Union President and CEO Julie Kirsch. “Credit Union continues to embrace ‘People Helping People’ and we truly value our partners who share the same values.

Elan’s General Manager of Credit Cards, John Owens, said, “Credit unions are a vital resource for their communities, with a mission to serve their members and neighbors. We are proud to launch Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact our credit union partners are having in their communities. We believe that giving back is more important than ever and the inclusion of our credit union partners has been an important part of bringing this project to fruition. »

To learn more about the Elan program and Across the Country Charitable Giving, visit

About Meriwest Credit Union

Founded in San Jose, California on May 5, 1961, Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and most established financial institutions, provides proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to more than 80 000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. and Pima County, Arizona. Meriwest is one of the 200 largest credit unions in the United States with assets of over $2 billion and offers a broad range of personal banking, business banking, and wealth management consulting products and services to its members. members. In 2020 and 2021, the credit union was voted “Best Place to Work” by Silicon Valley Business Journal and was included in The Mercury News’ 20th Annual “Best in Silicon Valley Reader’s Choice Awards” in 2021. More information can be found at

About Elan

As America’s leading agent credit card issuer, Elan serves more than 250 active credit union partners. For over 50 years, Elan has provided an outsourced partner solution that enables credit unions to offer a competitive credit card program. Elan has developed cutting-edge technologies to improve cardholder satisfaction and drive growth while sharing program economics with its partners. In 2022, Elan launched the Across the Country Charitable Giving program by engaging with nonprofit organizations across the country in partnership with select credit union partners. For more information, visit

Helen Grays Jones
Meriwest Credit Union
Community Relations Manager
Direct Line: 408-365-6328
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