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

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

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

“Meriwest is honored to receive this generous donation from Elan to enrich and support the daily miracles that exist through our local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” said Julie Kirsch, President and CEO of Meriwest Credit Union. “Credit unions continue to believe in ‘people helping people,’ and we value our partners who share the same values.”

Elan’s Credit Card GM, John Owens, emphasized, “Credit unions are a vital resource to their communities with a mission to serve members and neighbors. We are proud to introduce Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact of our credit union partners on their communities. We believe that giving back is more important than ever, and the involvement of our credit union partners was a valuable component in making this project a success.”

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

About Meriwest Credit Union

Founded on May 5, 1961 in San Jose, California, Meriwest Credit Union is one of Silicon Valley’s largest and most established financial institutions, providing proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 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 in excess of $2 billion and offers its members a wide range of retail, commercial banking and wealth advisory products and services. The credit union was voted “Best Place’s to Work” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2020 and 2021 and was named to The Mercury News’ 20th Annual “Best in Silicon Valley Reader’s Choice Awards” in 2021. For more information, visit

About panache

As America’s leading credit card issuer, Elan serves more than 250 active credit union partners. For more than 50 years, Elan has provided an outsourced partnership solution that enables credit unions to offer a competitive credit card program. Elan has developed industry-leading technologies to improve card member satisfaction and drive growth while sharing the program’s economics with its partners. In 2022, Elan launched the Across the Country Charitable Giving program, which supports charitable organizations across the country in partnership with select credit union partners. Visit for more information.

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