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Community

At Westerra, we don’t just bank in our communities, we live here, too, so we are committed to ensuring a bright and healthy future. We invite you to take some time to learn more about how our initiatives give back every day. For additional data and information, take a look at our most recent Annual Report.

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Celebrating a Decade of Supporting Special Olympics Colorado

Westerra Credit Union is entering its 10th year sponsoring Special Olympics Colorado’s annual Polar Plunge Series

To recognize this milestone, Westerra has launched the initiative $10K for 10 Athletes, which contributes a total of $10,000 to 10 athletes who participate in Special Olympics’ transformative Athlete Leadership University (ALU) program. Contribute to the 2024 Special Olympics Colorado’s Polar Plunge Series by donating to a team, or registering to take the icy plunge or participate in the 5K run/walk/roll event. Support directly contributes to the success of the ALU program and, in turn, positively impact the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

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"Westerra Cares" Wins Prestigious Go West Credit Union Award

Westerra Credit Union has been honored with the prestigious Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award by the Go West Credit Union Association in recognition of their Westerra Cares community engagement initiative. Westerra was selected as a state winner for Colorado in the category of credit union with more than $1B in assets and are now being considered for national placement. This award exemplifies Westerra Cares’ commitment to the community, as it focuses on education, financial literacy and community basics.

In 2022, 198 unique Westerra staff members participated in this program, volunteering a total of 1,232 hours. The top three areas staff supported were community basics (73%), financial literacy (18%) and education (9%). Additionally, monetary contributions through Westerra corporate donations and employee giving supported several areas of the communities we serve.

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2023 School Grant Program

Westerra Credit Union funds $50,000 annually to our educators in Colorado school districts through our School Grant Program. We welcome Westerra members who are educators serving Early Childhood Education through Grade 12th in any Colorado school district to apply. The application period for School Year 2023-24 is now closed.

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Westerra Credit Union Scholarship Program

Westerra Credit Union’s scholarship supports graduating high school seniors who are continuing their educational journey through two- or four-year universities or trade schools. Scholarships are provided by trusted community partners.

Upcoming Events

Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge - Wash Park

LOCATION: Wash Park, Denver. Event entrance and check-in at the cross streets of Franklin and Mississippi. For more information, please click here.

Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge - Boulder

Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301. For more information, please click here.

Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge - Aurora

Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd. , Aurora, CO. For more information, please click here.

The Westerra Cares Program

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In 2022, 198 unique Westerra staff members participated in this program, volunteering a total of 1,232 hours with a total value of $42,614.88 (based on Westerra’s salary average). The top three areas staff supported were community basics (73%), financial literacy (18%) and education (9%). Additionally, monetary contributions through Westerra corporate donations and employee giving supported several areas of the communities we serve.

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