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Partnership with Surfrider Foundation

  • January 25, 2021

Teaming Up to Share Member Benefits


HAWTHORNE, CA—SkyOne Federal Credit Union and the Surfrider Foundation have joined forces to expand member benefits and mission-related efforts to protect the ocean, waves and beaches.

SkyOne, a local not-for-profit financial cooperative, provides members with free tools, such as financial education and affordable banking services, to help manage finances and save for the future.

The Surfrider Foundation is a national nonprofit coastal conservation organization dedicated to protecting clean water and healthy beaches through campaigns, programs and educational initiatives in local communities.

Each organization is extending benefits to the other’s membership base. SkyOne will pay the initial annual membership for its members to join the Surfrider Foundation.

“SkyOne shares our members’ values in preserving our environment for future generations,” said Joseph Whitaker, SkyOne’s President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with Surfrider Foundation to help further their efforts in ensuring clean water and lasting solutions to the threats our oceans are facing.”

“Having grown up on the beaches of Southern California, I truly appreciate the efforts and results that the Surfrider Foundation has provided to my hometown,” said Shannon Doiron, SkyOne’s Chief Marketing Officer. “It is an honor to partner with such a great organization. I am excited to contribute to their ongoing efforts and help them grow their membership as well.”

Surfrider members can join SkyOne and enjoy membership benefits, including easy access to deposits with thousands of ATMs and Shared Branches nationwide, a live call center, no-fee early paycheck arrival via direct deposit, low nuisance fees, and competitive rates on loans and savings.

Any potential member who would like to join SkyOne but would not otherwise qualify can join Surfrider and become a member of SkyOne.

“We’re pleased to be working together with SkyOne to expand the protection of our ocean, waves and beaches,” said Chris Casey, Membership Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. “By increasing awareness, we can help advance clean water and healthy beaches.”



About SkyOne Federal Credit Union:

Founded in 1949, SkyOne Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with over 41,000 members nationwide and $600 million in assets, located in Hawthorne, California. The credit union offers a range of financial products including checking and savings accounts, consumer loans, real estate loans, and investment services. SkyOne is passionate about helping its members build a strong financial foundation and reach financial freedom. Free tools, such as financial education and affordable banking services, are available to assist members in managing their finances and saving for the future. Deposits are federally insured for at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). In 2017, SkyOne was certified as one of the Great Places to Work® in the financial services industry.

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About Surfrider Foundation:

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than one million supporters, activists and members, with over 170 volunteer-led chapters and student clubs in the U.S., and more than 600 victories protecting our coasts.

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Media Inquiries:

For SkyOne Federal Credit Union
Shannon Doiron, Chief Marketing Officer

(310) 491-7624

Michelle Markham, Marketing Manager

(310) 491-7619


For Surfrider Foundation, (949) 492-8170

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