Firstmark Credit Union, Texas Ranches For Sale Team Up to Give Holiday Hams to School Employees in Fredericksburg, Texas


Marisa Pérez-Díaz | Firstmark Credit Union | [email protected] | 210.308.7882

hams for the holidays

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (December 22, 2023) – Firstmark Credit Union, along with Texas Ranches For Sale (TRFS), joined together to visit five Fredericksburg-area schools districts and distribute holiday hams to 400 school employees. This marks the first time both Firstmark and TRFS have teamed up for this great cause.

“Giving back to Fredericksburg ISD this holiday season is just one way we could express our immense gratitude for their hard work throughout the year,” said Marisa Pérez-Díaz, executive director of the Firstmark Foundation. “Words cannot begin to describe the vital role teachers play in molding our future generations, and we are extremely thankful for them.”

Providing hams to school employees at Fredericksburg Primary School, Fredericksburg Elementary School, Fredericksburg Middle School, Fredericksburg High School, and Stonewall Elementary School, Firstmark and TRFS were not only eager to bring some holiday cheer to honor the invaluable contributions made by educators year-round, but to give back to the community they serve. Both Firstmark and TRFS aim to make this an annual event, with the hopes of adding more schools in the following year.

“Everyone here at TRFS was looking to give back to the community we serve this season,” said Ken Hoerster, owner of TRFS. “This is something we wanted to do to show our appreciation for the hard-working educators at Fredericksburg ISD, and we hope to give back for years to come, as we recently opened a new location here in the community.”

Founded by educators, Firstmark is a member-owned financial cooperative focused on improving the lives of their hard-working members and celebrating their roots in education. Each year, Firstmark provides monetary donations to school district foundations, offers education grants to 20 deserving school employees, student scholarships for high school graduating seniors, and much more. Firstmark’s ability to give back would not be possible without their members, who play a crucial role toward making a positive impact in the community.

To learn more about Firstmark Credit Union and the ways it supports the education community on behalf of its members, please visit the Foundation tab at

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

ABOUT Texas Ranches For Sale

Since its establishment in 2001, Texas Ranches For Sale (TRFS) has consistently served as the premiere Texas ranch and luxury property brokerage firm, specializing in properties spanning 5 to 15,000+ acres. Rooted in Texas ranching families, the TRFS team brings over 125 years of combined experience, servicing the Texas Hill Country, South Texas, and West Texas areas. With offices located across the communities they serve, including their newest location in Fredericksburg, Texas, at 1105 North Llano Street, Suite 101, TRFS strives to not only provide their customers with the highest degree of knowledgeable professionalism, but with honest, personable attention to help ensure each client makes the most informed decision possible. For more information about TRFS, please call 830.249.9339, or visit