SAN ANTONIO, Texas (October 23, 2023) – Firstmark Credit Union is pleased to announce it has donated over $5,000 in school supplies to 13 school districts, following their first-ever classroom supply drive for educators.
Ranging from notebooks and pens to folders and classroom manipulatives, the donations aim to assist educators within our community in providing an interactive learning environment for their students. Rooted in education, Firstmark remains committed to carrying out the legacy established by its ten educator founders. The donations would not have been made possible without the Firstmark members, employees, and the countless people within the community who selflessly contributed to the drive.
“We are humbled by the generosity of our members, team members, and broader community who came together and showed up for our schools,” said Marisa Pérez-Díaz, executive director of the Firstmark Foundation. “We are grateful for every single school employee’s dedication toward inspiring our students. The donation of supplies is just one way Firstmark, and all those who donated, show appreciation for their tireless work.”
The supplies were distributed across 13 school districts throughout San Antonio, Fredericksburg, La Vernia, and New Braunfels, Texas, with a focus on reaching underserved communities and schools facing resource challenges. Firstmark is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with local schools, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and other partners to make a positive difference in the communities it serves.
To learn more about Firstmark and the ways the credit union supports the education community on behalf of its members, please visit firstmarkcu.org/foundation.
ABOUT Firstmark Credit Union
In 1932, ten teachers signed a charter to begin San Antonio Teachers Credit Union and served members from the original location at Fox Tech High School. Firstmark has grown the initial $475 investment to almost 100,000 members and over $1 billion in assets and continues to advance a legacy of creating superior member value and inspired service. Today, the Firstmark Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, exists to make a tangible, positive impact in the education community through the collective support of the membership. Firstmark has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a Best Places to Work for the last four years, an achievement made possible by employees who proudly serve one another and the members. For more information about Firstmark Credit Union, please visit firstmarkcu.org.