Firstmark Credit Union Provides $5,000 in Awards to Local Educators

Firstmark Credit Union provides funds to support innovative educational projects. To enter, educators are asked to explain how they would use the funds and what impact the award would have on their students and in their classrooms.

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Shannon Gilbert (L) from Firstmark Credit Union presents Kimberley Gaskill (R) of Adam's Hill Elementary School with $500 to purchase hands-on science materials for her kindergarten class.

Firstmark Credit Union was founded by members of the educational community. This scholarship is one of many ways that we show our appreciation and support for their important work. -- Leon Ewing, President/CEO.

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

Leon Ewing, President/CEO of Firstmark Credit Union announced the winners of their 10th Annual Educator’s Award program. Designed with full-time educators of kindergarten through 12th grades in mind, Firstmark Credit Union awarded $500 to each of the ten winners for a total of $5,000.

This year’s winners are: Adrianna Alvarez, Glass Elementary School, NISD; Bertha Castillo, Douglass Elementary School, SAISD; Kathleen De Leon, Gallardo Elementary School, Southside ISD; Rebecca Folds, Brauchle Elementary School, NISD; Kimberley Gaskill, Adam's Hill Elementary School, NISD; Danika Jaster, Westwood Terrace Elementary School, NISD; Fran Kurtz, Jordan Intermediate School, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Sherri McShane, Northwood Elementary School, NEISD; Christopher Nisley, Smithson Valley High School, Comal ISD and Dina Valderama, Reagan High School, NEISD.

“Firstmark Credit Union was founded by members of the educational community. This scholarship is one of many ways that we show our appreciation and support for their important work,” says Leon Ewing, President/CEO.

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 more than 88,000 members and nearly $761 million in assets. For more information, go to firstmarkcu.org.


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