Oly Fed News - Oly Fed Donates $100,000 to St. Martin's University
Olympia Federal Donates $100,000 To Saint Martin's University Engineering Initiative
Olympia Federal Savings has pledged a $100,000 gift toward the second phase of the Saint Martin’s University Engineering Initiative. Saint Martins 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.”
Olympia Federal Savings 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 Olympia Federal Savings 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.
Employee of the Quarter - Margaret Peek
Olympia Federal Savings is proud to announce that Margaret Peek has been named Employee of the Quarter! Margaret began her career at Olympia Federal in 2000 as a Main Branch Customer Service Representative (CSR). She has served in a variety of roles since then and earlier this year was promoted to Loan Processor.
“Margaret has accepted every task assigned to her with a smile,” states her nomination. “No matter how busy, she is always willing to assist others.”
Since moving into the Processor position, Margaret has been working extra hard to help process the extraordinary volume of loans in the system.
“Margaret has a great attitude and a can-do spirit,” says one co-worker, “and is so committed to our Association and our customers. She never lets anything diminish her attitude and her positivity has made a great impact on those around her.”