Vantage West named Community Partner of the Year

Credit union honored by Junior Achievement of Arizona

Vantage West Credit Union, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has been named Community Partner of the Year by Junior Achievement of Arizona.  Vantage West was honored for its commitment to Junior Achievement at a recognition banquet on Oct. 14.

Vantage West has a long-standing relationship with Junior Achievement programs in the Tucson area. The credit union’s outreach efforts with Junior Achievement reinforce Vantage West’s commitment to supporting financial readiness among its members and promoting financial responsibility among youth.

“We truly value our involvement with Junior Achievement of Arizona. As a financial institution, we feel it is our responsibility to help prepare today’s youth for a fiscally-sound future,” Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO of Vantage West, said. “The importance of financial readiness cannot be underscored enough, and we’re grateful we have a chance to support an organization like Junior Achievement that contributes to the personal growth of Tucson’s young people.”

Vantage West staff members regularly support Junior Achievement fundraisers and serve as advisors to the Junior Achievement board.

“We are so excited to partner with Vantage West on our board of directors, for our bowling and golf fundraisers, and most of all, with so many Vantage West employees who volunteer their time and work directly with students in the classrooms,” Chuck Zaepfel, southern district director for Junior Achievement of Arizona, said. “These volunteers make a huge difference in teaching our young people about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.  Our young people and our entire community are fortunate to have Vantage West headquartered right here in Tucson and making a difference for generations to come.”

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