The Board of the Altura Credit Union has underwritten the media center in the new Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California with a gift of $50,000. 

“We are very grateful to Altura for its support of the Civil Rights Institute,” said Tom Evans, chair of the Civil Rights Institute Capital

Jennifer Binkley, President and CEO, Altura Credit Union

President and CEO
Jennifer Binkley, Altura Credit Union

Committee. “This gift brings us to the 80% mark on our initial capital campaign for $1 million to open the Institute.”  Altura joins the Riverside African American Historical Society which has underwritten an exhibit center for changing exhibits and supporting programming and Bank of America, sponsor of the small conference center that is part of the project. A second $1 million campaign is also underway to staff the center and develop programming.

“The mission of the Civil Rights Institute has great synergy with Altura’s ongoing commitment to equal access to housing, education, financial services, and employment. Our members are very diverse and our board reflects that diversity. We are excited to be able help make the Civil Rights Institute a reality for our region,” commented Altura President and CEO Jennifer Binkley.

The Altura Credit Union Media Center will host multimedia programming that supports exhibits, a recording facility for a “Story Corps” style project to record the civil right oral histories and stories of our residents and communities, and related activities within the exhibit center.

Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County.  Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.

Altura Credit Union Board Members:
Back row (left to right): Eugene Kim, Mark Balys, Keith Downs, Alan Strzemieczny, Norm Perry, Perry Reed (Vice Chairman), George Price (Treasurer), and Joe Calderon.
Front row (left to right): Gloria Perez (Secretary), Jacqueline Hall (Chairwoman), Barbara Purvis, and Ninfa Delgado. Not pictured: Jerry Rivera