Community Awards

Mission Fed has a long history of community involvement, giving time, treasure and talent to education and nonprofit organizations in the communities where our members live and work. Sometimes our community partners generously send their thanks in the form of awards, which we are honored to accept on behalf of our membership.

Here are some recent “Mission Fed Moments” in the community.

2014 Artie Award

photo of Sandi Cottrell, Todd Gloria, Debra Schwartz and Neville Billimoria

In celebration of its 30th year, ArtWalk San Diego honored organizations and individuals who have supported it over the years with an Artie Award. Among them was Mission Fed, recognized for our commitment to the San Diego art community and sponsorship of Mission Federal ArtWalk since 2008.

Pictured (L-R) are: Sandi Cottrell, Managing Director, ArtWalk San Diego; Todd Gloria, Interim Mayor of San Diego; Debra Schwartz, President and CEO, Mission Federal Credit Union; and Neville Billimoria, SVP of Marketing and Membership, Mission Federal Credit Union

2013 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award

photo of Tonya Torosian and Debra Schwartz

This award, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego (AFPSD), recognized Mission Fed’s volunteer commitment, financial support, media awareness and board leadership. A group of Mission Fed’s longtime community partners joined to nominate us: Junior Achievement BizTown, Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego, San Diego Mighty 1090 AM, The Walrus 105.7 FM, ArtWalk and ArtReach.

Pictured (L-R) are: Tonya Torosian, Board Chair, San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals; and Debra Schwartz, President and CEO, Mission Federal Credit Union

2013 Women Who Mean Business Award

photo of Debra Schwartz

President and CEO Debra Schwartz was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal for their annual Women Who Mean Business Awards for her past support of and current contributions to the San Diego business world. The award highlighted not only her history of leadership at several local credit unions, but her service on the boards of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the San Diego Make a Wish Foundation, and the Mission Federal Community Foundation.

Pictured is Debra Schwartz, President and CEO, Mission Federal Credit Union

2013 True Triton Award

photo of Armin Afsahi, Neville Billimoria, and Jerrylin Malana

Mission Fed Senior Vice President of Marketing and Membership and UC San Diego alumnus Neville Billimoria was honored to receive the inaugural True Triton Award in 2013 for his past and ongoing efforts supporting UCSD and the San Diego nonprofit community. Neville is recognized as a leader in corporate and community engagement initiatives and he also extends his community engagement to UC San Diego as a member of the UCSD Alumni Board of Directors, and as an educator and mentor in the campus recreation program.

Pictured (L-R) are: Armin Afsahi, Associate Vice Chancellor Alumni Relations and Development, UCSD; Neville Billimoria, SVP Marketing and Membership, Mission Federal Credit Union; and Jerrylin Malana, President Elect, UCSD Alumni Board of Directors