Desert Schools Federal Credit Union kicks off 75th anniversary celebration with more than $750,000 in donations to Valley Charities on January 15

PHOENIX, AZ (January 7, 2014) —  In a celebration of impressive proportions next week,Desert Schools Federal Credit Union will proudly donate more than $750,000 to Valley charities as the kick off to its upcoming Shine On campaign – a year-long commemoration of Desert Schools’ 75th anniversary in 2014.

WHAT: Desert Schools Federal Credit Union will kick off its Shine On campaign by presenting the United Way with a check for more than $300,000 and Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a check for nearly $400,000.  In addition, Desert Schools CEO Susan Frank will reveal six Valley charities that have been selected to receive an initial $7,500 grant and compete for a $30,000 voter-elected prize as part of the Shine On campaign.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.


  • Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

o   Susan Frank – President/CEO

o   Jeff Meshey – Chief Operating Officer

o   Ron Amstutz – Executive Vice President

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • The United Way
  • Six surprise Valley charities to be featured in Desert Schools’ year-long Shine On spotlight competition

WHERE: Phoenix Zoo – Stone House Pavilion
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

MEDIA: Media are welcome and encouraged to attend the event.  Cameras are welcome and interviews with Desert Schools and all charity representatives are available.  For questions or to RSVP for media credentials, please contact Shelby Tuttle of ANDERSON Advertising and Public Relations at (480) 330-9346 or



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