TCU celebrates 60th Anniversary with Ceremony and a Donation
Last October, longtime members of Travis Credit Union, local elected officials, Travis Air Force Base military leaders, TCU board directors and others gathered to celebrate the credit union's 60th birthday. The cake-cutting ceremony was held at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, where TCU was founded in 1951.
"Since 1951, Travis Credit Union has grown from a modest beginning at Travis Air Force Base to a robust community-based financial institution serving Northern and Central California," said TCU President and CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk at the event, held on October 17, 2011.
Col. John Payne, vice commander for the 615th Contingency Response Wing, praised the credit union's success and thanked it for helping service members and their families. Retired Lt. Gen. John Gonge, who also served as the credit union's CEO for 18 years, reminisced about leading the credit union. "They are some of the greatest workers I have ever known," Gonge said.
Credit union officials also presented a multi-year donation which totals $50,000 to the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum Education Foundation. Travis Credit Union is the 12th largest credit union in California, with more than 175,000 members and approx. $1.9 billion in assets.