Westerra Credit Union gives to Colorado communities all year long
Contributions include staff volunteer time, grants, charitable donations and corporate giving
DENVER, CO (December 6, 2022) — Giving back to the community has been and will always be a core value for Westerra Credit Union. Throughout the year, Westerra prioritizes giving time and monetary contributions to meet various community needs. “We are constantly reassessing the changing needs of our community and schools, and adjust our giving opportunities accordingly,” said Andrea McDermott, Community Relations Manager at Westerra Credit Union.
Highlights from Westerra’s 2022 charitable contributions include:
- Financial Literacy: Contributed $39,629 to enhance financial literacy in schools and communities.
- Basic Needs: Donated $72,914 to local charities.
- Community Response: When tragedy hits our local communities, Westerra is there to provide support. This year, this included a corporate donation to the Community Foundation Boulder County – as well as funds raised by Westerra’s employees and members – to benefit the Wildfire Relief Fund; and a corporate donation to Colorado Healing Fund to support victims of the Club Q attack in Colorado Springs.
- Education: The launch of the Westerra’s scholarship program awarded $52,500 to high school seniors seeking higher education, as well as over $245,000 in school sponsorships.Westerra’s School Grant Program, which was launched in 2010, has become a cherished tradition. Over the years, the program has contributed over $500,000 to more than 1,000 Denver metro area schools. These monetary awards enable teachers and school staff to purchase items, such as, art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after-school programs, and classroom materials, which bolster academic success and personal growth. This year, Westerra was pleased to award 71 grants to local schools. A full list of the 2022 School Grant Program Recipients is available here.
About Westerra Credit Union
Denver-based Westerra Credit Union holds over $1.9 billion in assets and serves 123,000 members throughout the Denver metro area. Founded in Denver 1934 by eight schoolteachers, Westerra’s Purpose is to “teach one another to prosper.” Member-owned and committed to the communities we serve, today we carry that purpose forward to help individuals, families, and businesses. In the past decade, Westerra donated more than $500,000 to the community through sponsorships, donations and grants. For more information, visit www.westerracu.com.