Westerra Credit Union relaunches 5280 School Fundraising Program

The announcement is coupled with the phased reopening of lobbies

DENVER, CO (January 25, 2021) — Westerra Credit Union is excited to relaunch the 5280 School Fundraising Program in the new year. Supporting local schools has always been a part of Westerra’s DNA and bringing the program back for 2021 is exciting for both the credit union and the community. The relaunch of the program coincides with Westerra’s phased reopening of lobbies across the metro area.

The 5280 School Fundraising Program supports school sports and activities, as well as non-profit groups throughout the local Denver area. Schools and organizations earn $52.80 for every account opened at Westerra Credit Union. In addition to raising money for the school or non-profit, the program introduces students to Westerra’s debit cards and savings programs to help them learn financial management skills in an environment where they are not subject to fees. Family and friends can also generate $52.80 donations for their school or non-profit for every Certificate of Deposit, Money Market, checking account or loan they open at the credit union.

“This project is unique in that on top of supporting schools and non-profits monetarily, we are also able to provide education to students on financial literacy,” stated Dana Russell, Westerra Marketing and Public Relations Manager. “We can’t wait to give back to local initiatives in 2021.”

This week, most Westerra branches reopened for in-person banking. Safety is the credit union’s highest priority. Facial coverings are required for all members and staff. The safety protocol in each lobby includes appointments to limit the number of people in the branches, social distancing and sanitizing throughout the day.

Westerra encourages all who are visiting in-person to ask about the 5280 School Fundraising Program. To learn more about scheduling an appointment, please visit To learn more about the Fundraising Program, please visit

About Westerra Credit Union

As a member-owned, not for profit credit union, Westerra's purpose is “We exist to teach one another to prosper” and lives into this purpose by supporting individuals, families and businesses. Westerra holds approximately $2 billion in assets, serves 110,000 members throughout the Denver metro area and is one of only three credit unions recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 “Best Regional Banks and Credit Unions” list. For more information, visit WesterraCU.comFederally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity.


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