About Us

The You First Foundation was formed to honor a beloved friend, Wendy Kwan, who died at age 34 from a brain aneurysm. At the time of her death, Wendy was carrying her second child, who was delivered through emergency surgery. Out of love for Wendy and her family, the employees of First Service Credit Union came together to form this foundation.

Our purpose is to support neurointensive care and neurorecovery centers to further their research on brain injuries and recovery solutions. The You First Foundation also helps support the families of brain injury victims by providing scholarships to children whose lives have been adversely affected by traumatic medical events. In addition, we support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in its effort to find a cure for blood-related cancer.

You First Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.

The You First Foundation is managed by a dedicated board of professionals and volunteers from First Service Credit Union. The board oversees the day-to-day operations of the foundation.



From left to right: J. David Bleazard, Chairman; Barbara Kriesel, Vice Chairman; Debi Little, Secretary; Frank Halstead, Treasurer; Ricardo Mejia, Director; John Jackson, Communication Chair; Kenneth Lee, Content Chair