Firstmark Credit Union

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Firstmark Credit Union
Type Credit union
Industry Financial Services
Predecessors San Antonio Teachers Credit Union
Founded 1932
Headquarters San Antonio, Texas, United States
Key people Donald Pinson,
Chairman
Leon Ewing,
President/Chief Executive Officer
Jesse Martinez,
EVP/Chief Operations Officer
Andrew Apple,
SVP/Chief Financial Officer
Products

Personal and Commercial Account Services, Checking, Credit cards, Consumer loans, Commercial loans, Mortgage loans, Insurance, Savings, Investments, Financial planning, online banking

FMCU Financial Group, LLC [1] [2]
Total assets US$758 million [3]
Employees 261 [4]
Website firstmarkcu.org
Firstmark Credit Union's Administrative Office

Firstmark Credit Union (formerly San Antonio Teachers Credit Union) is a federally insured, state-chartered, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. The credit union was founded by educators in 1932, and changed its name to Firstmark Credit Union in October 2002.[1] Serving over 88,000[2] members and managing assets of more than US$688 million,[3] the Credit Union is the fourth largest in San Antonio, Texas’.[4] With thirteen branch offices (since the acquisition of Southside Credit Union), the Credit Union offers a full range of financial products and services, both personal and commercial. Firstmark Credit Union is community-chartered. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school in Bexar County. Educators, students and their families, in the following 12 surrounding counties are also eligible: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, Wilson, and Zavala.

Firstmark Credit Union is insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), is an Equal Housing Lender and a member of the Better Business Bureau.[5]

Community involvement[edit]

Credit Unions for Kids[6] Since 1987, Firstmark Credit Union, along with other local credit unions, have supported a fund raising program called Credit Unions for Kids (CUFK) that benefits CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital in partnership with the Children's Miracle Network.[7] [5]

Educator and Student Scholarships. Each year, Firstmark Credit Union awards ten $1,000 Frank Price and Helen Shipman Cunningham scholarships to outstanding high school seniors; ten $500 scholarships for classroom use to elementary, middle, and high school teachers.[8] In 2007, the credit union also contributed $5,000 towards the Northeast Lakeview College Scholarship Fund.[9]

Count Me In. Teen Volunteer Fair. In 2008, Firstmark Credit Union hosted the third-annual Teen Volunteer Fair in tandem with the ServiceNation Day of Action. This event took place simultaneously in 50 states to highlight the importance and potential of volunteer service. Locally more than 500 students attended the event and volunteered almost 1,200 hours on that one day.

Firstmark Credit Union supports many other community organizations including: San Antonio Lighthouse of the Blind,[10][11] San Antonio Youth Centers/YouthBuild San Antonio,[12] United Way Days of Caring,[13] ChildSafe SA,[14] and San Antonio Parks Foundation and Friends of the Parks.[15] [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS…". tcul.coop. Texas Credit Union League. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Find a Credit Union". cuonline.ncua.gov. Credit Union Online. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Find a Credit Union". cuonline.ncua.gov. Credit Union Online. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Find a Credit Union". NCUA.gov. National Credit Union Administration. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  5. ^ "BBB Business Review". bbb.org. Better Business Bureau. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Sponsor Detail". ChildrensMiracleNetwork.org. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Recognizing the 75th anniversary of Firstmark Credit Union in San Antonio.". www.legis.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  8. ^ "In Other News". Credit Union Times. February 6, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-15. Firstmark CU awarded 10 scholarships of $500 to full-time educators of kindergarten through grade 12. 
  9. ^ "Firstmark Credit Union Contributes $5,000 to Northeast Lakeview College Scholarship Fund". www.accd.edu. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  10. ^ "Friends of SALB". www.salighthouse.org. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  11. ^ "Lighthouse Happenings". www.salighthouse.org. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  12. ^ "New SA Youthbuild Center expands program, receives donation". kens5.com. KENS 5 Staff. Retrieved 2009-08-18. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Firstmark Credit Union Sponsors Second Annual Teen Volunteer Fair". unitedwaysatx.org. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  14. ^ "08/07/2009 Thanks to Communities in Schools, 175 more children will receive school supplies!". www.childsafe-sa.org. Child Safe SA. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  15. ^ "Parks and Recreation Department - News Releases". www.sanantonio.gov. City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  16. ^ "Parks and Recreation Department - News Releases". www.saparksfoundation.org. San Antonio Parks Foundation. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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