Gesa Credit Union Donates Over $155,000 to Local Schools


Gesa Credit Union, based in Richland, Washington, presented $155,087.05 to its school partners on Aug. 15. The funds from this donation are a part of an exclusive partnership agreement between Gesa and the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Yakima, College Place, Moses Lake, Finley, and Columbia School Districts, along with Delta High School and Liberty Christian School.

The donation announcement was made at a reception, held at the Castle Event Center in Richland. Gesa’s High School Co-Branded Affinity Debit Card Program supports local schools by earning money for school districts to use toward student programs. The total donated was generated by Gesa members during the 2018-2019 school year. Gesa announced that beginning in September, supporters of Eisenhower and Davis High Schools in Yakima, Columbia High School in Burbank, and Liberty Christian School in Tri-Cities, will be able to take part in this valuable program. Gesa’s donation to these schools was in celebration of the announcement of the cards. Gesa currently offers 13 Affinity Debit Cards, which to date have raised over $300,000 for Washington schools and youth sports.

“This program is a way for our members to join us in making an impact in our community. Our members have embraced this program, which is why we are able to make this contribution today,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “Our education programs and support for schools are at the heart of what Gesa stands for. We are proud to partner so closely with our schools, working together to provide valuable learning opportunities for local students.”

With every swipe of a Gesa Co-Branded Affinity High School Debit Card, Gesa makes a small donation to the school or district represented on the front. High School Co-Branded Affinity Debit Cards are available exclusively at any of Gesa’s 18 branches. These cards are free to Gesa members with a checking account and there is no fee for members to switch their card to any of the High School designs.

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