SACRAMENTO, Calif. (8/24/15)--The Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17 at the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif., raised nearly $60,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.
The event drew 144 players and 21 sponsors. Madison, Wis.-based CUNA Mutual served as title sponsor.
The money raised will be used to fund the foundation’s Bite of Reality, an interactive youth financial education program which has reached nearly 11,000 teens in California and Nevada since its inception in 2012 and more than 5,000 so far in 2015, said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano.
Founded in 1958, the RMJ Foundation is dedicated to supporting credit union efforts to spread the financial literacy message to young people. The foundation offers the Bite of Reality program, a hands-on simulation program that teaches the basics of finances to teenagers. It is funded through donations from credit unions, league chapters, corporations providing credit union services, and individuals.