70 Wishes

Kids waiting on their wishes from Strata Credit Union

Tell Us Your Wish

70 wishes for 70 years of service in Kern County

In honor of our 70th Anniversary, Strata CU is committing to fulfilling 70 wishes in our local community. Part of being a credit union is giving back to the community. We invite you to submit a wish on behalf of an individual or an organization that you feel is in need of a little help. We look forward to fulfilling 70 wishes by the end of 2019.

We wanted to do something special in celebration of our 70th anniversary that encompasses the foundational philosophy of the credit union movement. Credit Unions have always been about “people helping people.” With the help of our community, we will grant a total of 70 wishes for individuals or organizations that are in need right here in our community whose wishes will be submitted by someone on their behalf.

— Brandon Ivie, CEO

Easy as 1,2,3

Submit your wish

Our committee will evaluate needs

70 recipients will be chosen by 12/30/2019

70 Wishes Entry

1 Nominee Info
2 Sponsor Info
3 Wish Info
  • Individual or Organization Full Name residing in Kern County


  1. Individual or organization must reside in Kern County
  2. Staff and members of their family are not eligible for wishes
  3. Membership at Strata Credit Union not necessary to nominate or receive a wish
  4. Wishes are to be described in detail.
  5. Nominations will be reviewed by the 70 Wishes Committee and recipients will be contacted directly.
  6. Selected wishes will be fulfilled by 12/30/2019

BHS Band Gifted Camera

Our first recipient of “70 Wishes,” is the Bakersfield High School Drillers Marching Band led by Randy Bennett. The band’s wish was for an Insta360 ONE X Action Camera that they needed to film their concerts with. They share all of their concerts on YouTube as part of their fundraising efforts. This camera is projected to help raise an additional $2,000 per year for their music program.

BHS Band awarded a new camera to help raise money for their band program

Strata CU Executives presenting BHS Band with their wish of a new camera to be used for fundraising for their program.

Kern County Museum

Wish #2! Our 2nd recipient of Strata’s “70 Wishes,” is Ms. Lori Wear. Lori is the Curator at the Kern County Museum. She was nominated by two individuals who said she’d at times use her own money to fund restoration projects because she was “that passionate about her work in preserving local history.” We were thrilled to read Lori’s nominations and wanted to do what we could to help support her efforts in keeping Bakersfield’s history alive.

Congratulations to Lori and the Kern County Museum! We would also like to invite our community to help support the efforts of the Kern County Museum at:

Kern County Museum

While visiting Lori, we met two wonderful volunteers, Ms. Judy Evans and Ms. Micki Burcher who have also contributed both money and many hours to help Lori with her work preserving some of Bakersfield’s most rare photos among many other items.

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