Rogue Credit Union is YOUR local financial co-op, and was founded to help people with their financial needs. One of the great things about credit unions is that as a not-for-profit organization, we are able to focus on what benefits people rather than what benefits the pockets of stockholders. It is our great honor to give our members and our communities the support they need to do amazing things! Below is a list of events and groups we have sponsored this year and we have supported both financially and through our staff involvement.
2016 Community Involvement and Sponsorships: (click on each event to view details)
For several years, Rogue Credit Union has supported ACCESS and their efforts to help those in our community. Our staff volunteers with ACCESS multiple times each year, repacking food boxes for families in need. To find out how you can get involved, click here.
American Music Festival
Rogue is proud to be the title sponsor of the American Music Festival in Brookings. The American Music Festival is a free concert series for community members and is held in Azalea Park during the summer months. Visit their Facebook page here.
Annual Mercy Foundation Festival of Trees
Central Point D.A.R.E to Cruise
Rogue is excited to be a sponsor of the Central Point Police Department's D.A.R.E to Cruise Show 'n Shine. This fun, family friendly event supports the Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at local elementary schools.
Children's Advocacy Center
Rogue is proud to support an organization that helps children during the most difficult days of their lives. The Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County provides a home-like environment where child victims of abuse can disclose abuse to law enforcement and child protective workers in privacy and safety. The CAC also provides prevention education, therapy and mentoring, regional support services and many other resources. Find out more about the CAC here.
Eagle Point D-9 Foundation
Rogue is a proud supporter of education and life-long learning. The D-9 Foundation provides financial assistance for graduating seniors in the D-9 School District who are seeking higher education.
Festival of Trees
Rogue is a proud sponsor of the Festival of Trees. The 21st Festival of Trees raised more than $487,000 that will benefit the Providence Palliative Care Program. These funds will support a multi-disciplinary care approach for those living with a serious illness or chronic condition. Find out more about the Festival of Trees here.
Gold Beach Snack Pack Program
Rogue staff volunteers at Cone Amor Ice Cream & Sweets fundraiser for the Snack Pack program. This program provides healthy snack packs for children who risk going hungry after school or on the weekends.
Grants Pass Rotary Duck Derby
Rogue is excited to be the title sponsor of the Rogue Duck Derby! The Duck Derby has raised over $900,000 to charity projects benefiting children in our communities. This year, the funds benefit the Josephine County Food Bank at Raptor Creek to help provide greater production and distribution of fresh produce to those in need. The Illinois Valley High School will receive 25% of proceeds to complete their All-Weather track. Visit their site here
Habitat for Humanity
We Build: Homes, Hope, and Community.
Each holiday season, Rogue staff volunteer wrapping presents for the community while raising awareness about Habitat for Humanity's mission to eliminate substandard and poverty housing in Jackson County. Visit their site here
High School Athletics
Rogue is a huge supporter of High School Athletics. Each year we donate to a multitude of athletic programs in the counties that we serve.
Rogue is proud to support the Hope Equestrian Center. Hope Equestrian is dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to those with special needs, at-risk youth and wounded veterans. Find out how you can get involved here.
Junior Achievement helps prepare young people for success in the global economy by focusing on the economics of life – work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Visit their site here
Founded in 1998 by current CEO Tom Cole, Kids Unlimited was created to provide opportunities for empowerment. Through the recognition that many children living in poverty endure hardships that often prevent them from gaining access to opportunity, Kids Unlimited was created. Kids Unlimited was created to provide all children despite their cultural or economic limitations an opportunity to believe in education. Visit their site here
Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank
Rogue proudly supports the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. This food bank provides emergency food assistance programs and supports other non-profit agencies in Klamath County. To find out how you can get involved, click here.
Kruise of Klamath
Rogue is excited to be the premier sponsor of the Kruise of Klamath. This is a three-day family friendly event filled with music, food and beautiful cars. Find details about next year's event here.
Klamath Ice Sports/Bill Collier Community Ice Arena
Klamath Ice Sports will develop and provide wholesome winter-time activities and attractive facilities for ice sports in the Klamath Basin, promoting participation by youth and families at a reasonable cost, in a beautiful year round multi-use pavilion setting. Visit their site here
Southern Oregon Kite Festival
Since 1993, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (SOKF) has been one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, bringing some of the most well-known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike… This invitational event originated as the dream of kite hobbyist Steve O’Brien and as the creation of Larry and Lynn Goodman, former owners of KCRE radio station in Crescent City, California. Beginning in 2001 the Port of Brookings Harbor assumed sponsorship of the festival. In 2006 the kite festival became a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated group of community volunteers. Visit their site here
Raining Cats and Dogs
Community programs fundraiser for The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor. Rotary strongly supports education by annually awarding four student scholarships, hosting the BHHS Student of the Month program, sponsoring BHHS sophomores to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Training Camp and hosting an annual foreign exchange student. Rotary’s First Harvest Food Program, expansion of the Snack Pack Program at Kalmiopsis School, and support of the Community Kitchen address local hunger needs. Rotary also supports the schools through the Sole Mates program which provides $2,500 each year in shoe vouchers for needy students, sponsoring the BHHS Interact program which helps students pursue service projects, offering 3rd grade swim lessons and water safety classes, and furnishing free dictionaries each year to all 3rd grade students. Visit their site here
Wild Rivers Music Festival
The Wild Rivers Music Festival is a one-day music extravaganza on the Southern Oregon Coast. Visit their site here
Douglas County Veteran’s Day Parade
Oregon's Greatest Veterans Day Parade – annually, Veteran’s Day, beginning at 11:00 AM in Downtown Roseburg Oregon. Visit their Facebook page here
Girlfriends’ Great Escape
Event for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley. Their Mission is to provide year-round positive, fun and safe places and programs for all kids, helping them to build self-esteem and develop skills necessary to make right choices, becoming responsible and productive citizens. Visit their site here
Grants Pass Christmas Parade
See the community in action as floats, bands and other entertainment march by in the annual Christmas Parade! Find a spot along the sidewalk and enjoy the show. Visit their site here
Klamath Snowflake Festival
Every year, Klamath Falls rings in the holiday season with the Snowflake Festival of events. These events are presented by non-profit and for profit groups to bring the community together with entertainment, activities and shopping opportunities. From the ever-popular Snowflake Parade, to the Christmas Tree Jubilee and Breakfast with Santa there’s something for everyone during this fun-filled time. Visit their site here
The Medford Cruise classic car show is a southern Oregon standard, featuring drift racing, drag racing, and show ‘n shines for classic hot rods, classic Chevys, classic sports cars, and classic Fords that culminates in an epic cruise through downtown Medford. Visit their site here
Medford Jazz Festival
Rogue staff love to groove! Rogue staff will be volunteering and providing financial functions for this year's 25th Medford Jazz Festival. The Medford Jazz Festival plays host to a century of different jazz styles and sub-genres packed into three full days of music, dancing and fun for all ages.
Medford Movies in the Park
Rogue is happy to bring Medford's Movies in the Park to our communities. This free community movie series is offered June-August. You can find a schedule of this summer's movies and pre-event activities here.
Medford Rogues Baseball Club
We're a proud sponsor of Medford based summer collegiate team, The Rogues! Find out when and where you can catch a game here.
Medford Youth Baseball
Rogue supports youth athletics through sponsorship of Medford Youth Baseball.
Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Rogue staff gets in the holiday spirit by volunteering at Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park in Brookings. With over 50,000 lights, this is one of the largest light displays in Oregon, and a fun family event!
Neighborhood Food Project
Neighbors give a bag of food every two months. It's incredibly easy, because we supply the bag…and we pick up the food! This provides food pantries with a steady, year-round supply of food…and provides donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. People also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins. Visit their site here
Pear Blossom Festival
The Rogue Credit Union Pear Blossom Festival is one of the Rogue Valley's signature community events. Join us each year as we celebrate spring with family friendly events. Find out more here.
4th of July Celebrations
Rogue is proud to sponsor these great 4th of July Celebrations:
Port Orford 4th of July Jubilee
Central Point 4th of July Freedom Festival
Eagle Point 4th of July.
Rogue Valley Earth Day
Working together to create sustainability is what Co-ops are all about. Together with the Rogue Co-ops, Rogue Credit Union sponsors this great event that builds community awareness energy conservation, local food and farms, renewable electricity sources and more. Find out more about Rogue Valley Earth Day here.
Roseburg Graffiti Weekend
Graffiti Weekend is the premier car show event in the Pacific Northwest located in Roseburg, Oregon. This regional event began in 1982, and with each successive year, Graffiti Weekend has grown to attract visitors and car enthusiasts in neighboring states such as Washington, Idaho, California, and beyond! Visit their site here.
The Oregon Tech Athletic department is dedicated to preparing our student-athletes for professional and personal success in the real world by learning the values of integrity and excellence on the court, field, and in the classroom. To that end, we are committed to field teams with the talent and ability to compete at the top of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, as well as regionally and nationally in the NAIA while representing Oregon Tech with dignity and class. Visit their site here
SOU Summer Programs
Come to Southern Oregon University this summer for an unforgettable, hands-on, educational experience. We will be offering over 50 exciting classes and residential camps. Visit their site here
Santo Community Center
The Santos Community Center is the first and only community center in Medford. Rogue Credit Union has committed to sponsoring this great facility for the community to use for classes and events. Check out upcoming events, or learn how you can use this facility for your next event.
Rogue Credit Union is dedicated to supporting those seeking higher education. Each year we donate $18,500 to graduating seniors in the communities we serve. Find out more about Rogue scholarships here.
Shoes for Kids
Rogue is proud to support Shoes for Kids. Shoes for Kids provides shoes and hygiene items to approximately 100 low income students in Port Orford each year.
Rogue is excited to sponsor Southern Oregon University Athletics. This partnership supports collegiate athletes and offers a ticket discount to Rogue members who attend SOU athletic events. Find out more about SOU athletics and team schedules here.
Rogue is a proud sponsor of local Sparrow Clubs. Sparrow Clubs not only provide financial and emotional support for critically ill children and their families, but also empower students to help others through charitable service to their communities. To learn more about this year's Sparrow, click here.
The Southern Oregon Spartans are a Junior A Hockey Team based in the Rogue Valley. Rogue Credit Union is proud to sponsor this local team. Check out their schedule here.
Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier's Food Drive
Rogue Staff loves volunteering at the Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier's Food Drive. Each year our staff assembles food boxes for the hungry in Josephine County.
Taste of Klamath
Rogue is proud to sponsor the Taste of Klamath. This event showcases the local artists and the best food and beverages that Klamath County has to offer. The funds raised by this event support the Ross Ragland Scholarship program which benefits low-income children who attend the Ross Ragland Summer Youth Theater Day Camp. Find out more about this event here.
The Touchdown Club awards funds to local school athletic programs. For every touchdown or field goal scored during football season, Rogue contributes $15. To date, Rogue has donated over $11,000 to local high schools through this program.
United Way Day of Caring
Each year, Rogue Staff volunteers their time at the United Way Day of Caring. This year, over 30 Rogue Credit Union volunteers painted, cleaned, constructed storage units, weeded and more at the Easter Seals in Medford. Check out their site here.