Whitefish Credit Union boosts school spirit with $11,000 donation to local high schools

WHITEFISH, MT (February 19, 2020) — Through Whitefish Credit Union’s innovative School Spirit Debit Card campaign, the credit union is giving $11,410 to local high schools.  Each high school spends the donations based on their unique needs, and in the past these funds have been put towards supporting STEM programs, athletic teams, and classroom materials.

Whitefish Credit Union’s High School Spirit Debit Card program allows members to choose a MasterCard debit card featuring their chosen high school’s color and logo. When a new card is issued, the credit union donates five dollars to the school displayed on that card. The financial cooperative is currently partnered with Bigfork High School, Columbia Falls High School, Flathead High School, Glacier High School, Lincoln County High School, Polson High School, Thompson Falls High School, and Whitefish High School.

“Each community we serve has a strong relationship with their local high school,” said Josh Wilson, Vice President of Marketing for Whitefish Credit Union. “We are proud to support our local high schools and give our members another opportunity to show their school spirit.”

In 2019, the $1.5-billion credit union received national recognition from the Credit Union National Association for the program. Since the program began, the credit union has donated more than $33,000 to high schools around its communities. Members can request a High School Spirit Debit Card anytime at any of Whitefish Credit Union’s local branches located in Columbia Falls, Eureka, Downtown Kalispell, South Kalispell, Polson, Thompson Falls, and Whitefish.

About Whitefish Credit Union

Whitefish Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution and the largest credit union in Montana with nearly 60,000 members and $2 billion in assets. As a member-centric financial cooperative founded in 1934, Whitefish Credit Union has been a trusted financial partner to its consumer and commercial customers for generations. The credit union offers a comprehensive suite of financial products and services including online checking and savings accounts, home equity and mortgage-lending services, business, and equipment loans, auto and vehicle financing, and a low fixed-rate credit card. With an unwavering community focus, Whitefish Credit Union supports countless organizations throughout Northwest Montana every year. Credit union membership is open to residents in Northwest Montana. For more information about Whitefish Credit Union, visit


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