Meriwest’s Helen Grays-Jones Inducted into the Black Legends Hall of Fame

Meriwest Credit Union Community Relations Manager, Helen Grays-Jones, was inducted into the 2022 Black Legends Silicon Valley Hall of Fame

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES


SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Black Legend Awards Silicon Valley Induction Ceremony, held on February 19, 2022, was an inspirational and engaging virtual event honoring the 22 nominees who were inducted into the Black Legends Silicon Valley Hall of Fame. Among them, Meriwest Credit Union Community Relations Manager, Helen Grays-Jones, the Class of 2022 inductee for the Joyner-Stroughter Community Service Award.

In receiving this award, Ms. Grays-Jones, remarked, “Thank you to the Black Legends Voting Committee for selecting me for this very prestigious community service award. After 40 years and 50,000 hours of volunteerism I still have that same passion to serve others. I want to thank my parents for teaching me to live by the mantra “Live a life serving others and you will always live with purpose” as well as my late husband, Charles Jones, who was inducted into the Black Legends Silicon Valley Hall of Fame in 2017. I am so honored and thankful for this distinguished award.”

The 22 Black Legend Awards Silicon Valley nominees were announced at the 7th Annual Nominees’ Reception on December 11, 2021 and were warmly welcomed by the current Black Legends Silicon Valley Hall of Fame inductees from the classes of 2015 through 2021. There are 102 members, ninety-four (94) African American pioneers, and eight (8) Community Organizations in the Hall of Fame.

The full list of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees can be viewed at www.blacklegendawards.org.

About Meriwest Credit Union

Founded in San Jose, California on May 5, 1961, Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and most established financial institutions, provides proactive, personal, convenient, and innovative financial services to over 80,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona. Meriwest is one of the top-200 largest credit unions in the United States with assets in excess of $1.9 billion, and offers a wide array of personal banking, business banking, and wealth advisory products and services to members. In 2020 & 2021, the credit union was voted a ‘Best Place to Work’ by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and was included in The Mercury News’ 20th Annual ‘Best in Silicon Valley Reader’s Choice Awards’ in 2021. More information can be found at www.meriwest.com.

Contact:
Helen Grays-Jones
Meriwest Credit Union
Community Relations Manager
Direct Line: 408-365-6328
hgrays@meriwest.com