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 - Melika Ringstad

Olympia Federal Savings is proud to announce Melika Ringstad as our most recent Employee of the Quarter!   Melika began her career with Olympia Federal Savings as an Intern in the Accounting Department in August of 2013. In November of 2013 Melika was promoted to an Accountant.

Melika is “a shining example of an extraordinary Oly Fedder”, her nomination states. “She is positive (even when others might be feeling negative) and has the ability to influence others positively and help them find an alternative solution to a problem.”

Her nomination states “I ask her questions and she patiently explains, encourages, and corrects me as I’m learning. Melika is a wonderful teacher and has made a big difference for me and my team. She speaks up when something can be improved and leads by example. She takes time to patiently train others and is a friendly, approachable person.”

Thank You Melika!