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Altura Donates $600,000 to ‘The Cheech’


Helping Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry
Meet Key Fundraising Deadline

(Riverside, Calif.) June 11, 2018 – Altura Credit Union made a $600,000 donation to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum last week, helping the project meet a key fundraising deadline. Actor, comedian and renowned art collector Cheech Marin was on hand to accept the donation from Altura CEO Jennifer Binkley at a gathering of donors and supporters at the credit union’s downtown Riverside branch.

“The Cheech,” a term coined by Marin himself, will be a permanent home for Marin’s more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures and photography, making it the most prominent collection of its kind in the U.S.

Best known as part of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Marin said, “I am so excited to see how Altura Credit Union is stepping up to help bring my collection and celebration of this art here to a permanent home in Riverside. It is the support from both private and public donors that is making this vision come to life, and the truth is, this is only the beginning.”

Altura Donates $5,000 to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center


(Riverside, Calif.) June 4, 2018 – Altura Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (MSRPAC) in Riverside, Calif., fulfilling a promise made during Altura’s annual spring auto loan promotion and car sale to donate $25 for each loan to the center.

Held at Altura’s Riverside headquarters, the annual spring car sale also partnered with Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center to offer on-site pet adoptions for the second time during the spring sale.

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Altura Credit Union representatives donate $5,000 to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (MSRPAC) in Riverside, Calif. The no-kills center is supported solely by private donations and fundraising projects. From left, are Tara Morlett, Chris Andrus, and Robert Whitton III from Altura; MSRPAC Executive Director Carrie Ridgway and Development Director Katie Pickett, and Altura’s Tina Covington and Kara Adams. Altura donated $25 for each loan during its Spring auto loan promotion event, up to the $5,000.

Tamale Festival Celebrates Riverside Heritage

Altura Credit Union Sponsors 6th Annual Event

(Riverside, Calif.) May 24, 2018 – For a third year, Altura Credit Union was the title sponsor of the Riverside Tamale Festival, the signature fundraising event of the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation. The 6th annual event, held in late April, raised funds to restore the Trujillo Adobe. Built in 1842, the adobe is among the last remaining first non-native settlements in the area. It is a designated Riverside landmark and California site of historical significance.

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