Northside Independent School District Names Firstmark Credit Union 2012 Outstanding Business Partner

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Firstmark Credit Union was recognized as the 2012 Northside Independent School District Outstanding Business Partner for their ongoing support of education which includes providing academic planners to teachers and administrators to help with curriculum planning and presenting 10 educators with $500 awards to help cover expenses for innovative learning activities.

Esther Rodriguez, AVP Corporate Relations, holds the trophy for Northside Independent School District's 2012 Outstanding Business Partner on behalf of Firstmark Credit Union.

With our roots in education, we understand the unique challenges teachers face and have created solutions to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

Firstmark Credit Union was named Outstanding Business Partner for 2012 during the Northside Independent School District School-Business-Community Partnerships Recognition and Awards Ceremony. The award recognizes the Credit Union’s ongoing support of educators within the District.

Each year, the Credit Union distributes more than 75,000 academic planners to educators; awards ten, $500 Educator Scholarships for innovative ideas in teaching; delivers classroom presentations to increase student financial literacy; and hosts seminars covering the Teacher Retirement System.

“Firstmark Credit Union was established by teachers in 1932,” said Esther Rodriguez, AVP Corporate Relations. “With our roots in education, we understand the unique challenges teachers face and have created solutions to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.”

“Our online Teacher’s Center is a one-stop shop to find special products to help teachers no matter where they are in their career,” explained Fred Hagerman, VP/CMO at Firstmark Credit Union. “Based on their needs, for example, we’ve developed a variety of products, including loans to cover expenses while student teaching or to bridge the gap between graduation and starting a first teaching job.”

“We are honored by this recognition and will continue to support not only educators in NISD, but also throughout our community,” said Rodriguez.

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County, as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 12 surrounding counties; and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union serves over 92,000 members and manages more than $749 million in assets. For more information, go to firstmarkcu.org.

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