Ventura County Credit Union’s Melissa Miller (left) and Tina Estes (right) present a $2,500 check to Andrea Gallagher of Senior Concerns, an adult day care center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The gift was part of the $945 million, Ventura, Calif.-based credit union’s recent $50,000 donation supporting 11 local nonprofits that have been helping Ventura County residents through the coronavirus pandemic. VCCU also donated $2,000 each to five local Boys & Girls Clubs, $10,000 to Food Share of Ventura County, $5,000 to the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project, $10,000 to the Health Care Foundation for Ventura County, $10,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation and $2,500 to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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