Firstmark Credit Union Achieves $1 Million Fundraising Milestone with Credit Unions for Kids

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September 21, 2016
Celebrating 30 years of partnership, Firstmark Credit Union has surpassed the $1 million threshold in giving to Credit Unions for Kids (CUFK). The donations collected through Firstmark and CUFK’s partnership are given to The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. This extraordinary milestone was made possible primarily through the generous giving of the credit union’s employees and members.
“Supporting The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has been a community focus of our credit union for many years,” said Nathanael Tarwasokono, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstmark Credit Union. “Mr. Leon Ewing, our recently retired President and CEO of 31 years, should be commended for his career-long dedication to this worthy cause. His vision and leadership as one of the founding partners of CUFK played a monumental role in this achievement that we celebrate together.”
Firstmark has raised money to directly impact CUFK’s charitable mission by encouraging employee and member donations, bowling events, hosting giveaways, selling Fiesta Medals and many other community initiatives. All monetary contributions collected through these efforts are then used to fund various needs of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, including life-saving research, cutting edge and innovative technology, and essential charity care required to treat children every year.
“We are grateful to Firstmark Credit Union for their continued commitment to Credit Unions for Kids and ultimately to patients and families we are privileged to serve at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio,” stated John E. Bel, President of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. “With the generous philanthropic support from Firstmark Credit Union, we are able to ensure that every child receives life-saving, world-class medical care that they deserve, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.”
Firstmark’s goal in 2016 is to raise $50,000 in giving, which will continue to support the efforts of CUFK and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
“Our employees have devoted countless time and resources to this cause because they truly understand the importance of helping a child in their time of need,” added Tarwasokono. “We encourage all business leaders in San Antonio to join Firstmark Credit Union in supporting this outstanding cause.”
About Firstmark Credit Union

Firstmark Credit Union is committed to giving back to our community and making a difference in the lives of others. Founded in 1932 by educators, Firstmark is San Antonio’s oldest state-chartered credit union, managing over $1 billion in assets and serving members throughout Bexar County and many surrounding counties in southwest Texas with sixteen locations. Firstmark is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, dedicated to meeting the needs of our members with innovative products,
competitive rates and personal service. For more information, visit or call (210) 342-8484.
Mark Leita, Vice President, Corporate Relations
(210) 308-7899