America First Credit Union, Las Vegas Raiders and Raiders Foundation Present SafeNest with $18,900 Donation


LAS VEGAS – February 10, 2022 – America First Credit Union, in collaboration with the Las Vegas Raiders and the Raiders Foundation, donated $18,900 to support SafeNest, Nevada’s largest nonprofit dedicated to ending the epidemic of domestic violence. The nonprofit will use the funds to provide critical crisis services and shelter to persons experiencing abuse.

The check presentation took place Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Raiders Headquarters, Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, in Henderson.

As part of the second annual First Downs for the Hometown, America First Credit Union donated $100 for each Raiders’ first down at Allegiant Stadium to the Raiders Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting active military and veterans, youth development, and growing the game of football. During the 2021 season, the Raiders secured 189 first downs in their home games, resulting in $18,900 donated to the nonprofit.

“America First Credit Union is dedicated to people helping people,” said AFCU president and CEO Thayne Shaffer. “We are honored to support SafeNest’s efforts to help individuals and families in our community whose lives are impacted by domestic violence. Thank you to our partners, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Raiders Foundation, for working with us to support this worthy cause.”

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SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger (third from left) is surrounded by, from left, Raiders Foundation Executive Director Alan Diskin, America First Credit Union Vice President, Nevada/Southern Utah Division Denise C. Mora and Raiders President Dan Ventrelle; as she receives an $18,900 check as the beneficiary of the First Downs for the Hometown at Raiders Headquarters and Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, Nevada, Feb. 9, 2022.



Proudly celebrating 82 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable, and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 119 locations, and is the seventh largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the seventh largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


The Raiders began play in the American Football League in 1960 and are in their 63rd year of professional football competition, including the last 53 years as a member club of the National Football League. Over seven memorable decades, the Raiders won one AFL Championship, three NFL Championships, and four American Football Conference Championships; participated in five Super Bowls; played in 14 Championship games; won or tied for 17 Division titles; reached the playoffs in 23 seasons; played in 45 postseason games; and finished 38 seasons at .500 or better. With their appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Raiders became the first NFL team to play in Super Bowls in four different decades. In addition, the Raiders are proud to contribute to community engagement, youth initiatives, environmental and multicultural awareness, and global outreach. The Raiders played in Oakland, Calif., from their inception through 1982, relocated to Los Angeles in 1983, and moved back to Oakland in 1995, and made Las Vegas its home in 2020. The Raiders base training and business operations in Henderson, Nev. and play home games at Allegiant Stadium, a fully enclosed, state-of-the-art facility with a capacity of 65,000 located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The Raiders maintain a global presence and communicate with the worldwide Raider Nation through the team’s official website and social media channels. For more information, please visit or follow @raiders on Twitter and Instagram.



Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

Jennifer López
R&R Partners

Mike Taylor
Las Vegas Raiders