Our LEED Gold Certified Belfair Branch, built in 2010

Our LEED Gold Certified Belfair Branch, built in 2010.

Oly Fed News - Oly Fed Donates $100,000 to St. Martin's University

Funds go towards University Engineering Initiative 2nd Phase

Oly Fed has pledged a $100,000 gift toward the second phase of the Saint Martin’s University Engineering Initiative.  Saint Martin's University President Roy F. Heynderickx announced the gift in August. The initiative’s second phase will fund construction of a new $2.7 million industrial laboratory building.

“Olympia Federal Savings' leadership gift provides important momentum midway through our campaign effort,” Heynderickx says. “We are very grateful to them for supporting our vision of new facilities to support our growing enrollment in engineering.”

Oly Fed has a long history of philanthropy and leadership with Saint Martin’s University. President and CEO Lori Drummond serves on the Saint Martin's University Board of Trustees, and retired presidents and CEOs Wayne Staley and Ed Wack also served as University trustees. The bank has been a benefactor of past capital projects, including Cebula Hall, Charneski Recreation Center and the O’Grady Library, and is a staunch sponsor of the University’s community events, such as the Saint Martin’s Gala and Jingle Bell Run 5k.

“Olympia Federal Savings’ commitment to giving back locally is certainly demonstrated with this generous gift,” says Heynderickx, “and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to this institution and its students.”

Katie Wojke, interim vice president of institutional advancement, says the Oly Fed gift provides a major boost for the initiative, bringing the second phase total to $1.5 million, more than halfway to the $2.7 million goal.  “We are so blessed to have Olympia Federal Savings, its board members, and employees and customers as part of our greater community. Saint Martin’s University relies on alumni, friends and organizations like Oly Fed to support our efforts in educating the current and next generation of students,” she says.

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Employee of the Quarter - Jennifer Jacobs

Olympia Federal is proud to announce that Jennifer Jacobs has been named Employee of the Quarter! Jennifer began at Oly Fed in 2008 as a Customer Service Representative at our Lacey Branch. Since then Jennifer has been promoted through a series of jobs and was named manager of our Tumwater Branch last year.

“Jennifer never hesitates to lend her unique perspective and extensive knowledge to projects. She has been responsible for countless positive changes to policies and practices that make our work more productive,” says one nomination.

In addition, Jennifer has volunteered countless hours making beautiful quilts that are auctioned off to raise money for non-profit organizations in the area. Congratulations to Jennifer for her hard work and dedication to service.

Well Done Jennifer!