Elevations Credit Union supports Intercambio with $80,000 donation

BOULDER, CO (August 8, 2019) — Elevations Credit Union is proud to announce a donation of $80,000 to support Intercambio’s new curriculum, Confidence and Connections.The curriculum provides adult English learners with a safe place to practice and gain confidence, while inspiring new relationships for students and teachers by sharing stories and perspectives with each other.

“This capitalized project is budgeted at $225,000, and when Intercambio brought this need to Elevations, the credit union stepped up,” said Jenny Desmond, Director of Development for Intercambio. “Generous donations like this allow us to do our work on a shoestring budget. Thank you, Elevations, for your commitment to Intercambio’s sustainability!” “

As a local, member-owned financial institution, Elevations is known for the good work it does in the community. “Intercambio is a leader in connecting immigrants in the community. Their work is critical to all of our success,” said Dennis Paul, VP of Community Affairs for Elevations Credit Union. “We are thrilled to support such an important community asset.”

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s  Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of  consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential mortgage lender by purchase volume in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in  Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 178,000  members, more than 580 local employees and over $3.5 billion in assets. Elevations became a  two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the  award in 2014. The credit union also earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best  Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service. Elevations is also a two-time winner of the  Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at  

About Intercambio

Intercambio is a nonprofit based in Boulder, CO with offices in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette. The organization provides English language education, resources and training that create meaningful connections, build cultural awareness and inspire confidence. Intercambio has over 800 programs across the country that teach English in the “Intercambio Way.” To learn more, visit


Kathleen Martin
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