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Our Mission

To positively impact lives through personal attention and financial education

So how do we live our Purpose and achieve our Vision? It’s pretty simple, really. We activate our Mission to positively impact your life by giving you our full, undivided attention, and providing you with the financial tools, knowledge, and understanding you need to make the best decisions for you. That means being a trusted resource in your life that you know, without a doubt, is authentically invested in your financial well-being.

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We exist to teach one another to prosper

This is our Purpose. This is our North Star. It guides everything we do. Westerra was founded in 1934 by eight teachers as the Denver Public Schools Credit Union, so our roots have been in financial education from day one. Today, we are just as committed to providing our members with the knowledge needed to make sound financial decisions, to help you define what prosperity means to you, and give you the tools and understanding to go pursue it.

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The modern financial community where we all truly belong

Our Vision is what Westerra looks like when we’re doing everything right. For us, it doesn’t matter where you come from, the color of your skin, your spiritual beliefs, or who you love, you belong here. We’re all just trying to figure out life and we all deserve an equal opportunity to achieve our own idea of prosperity. We firmly believe financial comfort isn’t just for the wealthy and can be had by everyone.

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Ranked By Newsweek as One of the Best

Thanks for helping us become one of Newsweek’s “America’s Best Regional Banks and Credit Unions” in 2024! Westerra is one of five Colorado-based financial institutions selected for this prestigious list and only one of 3 credit unions selected.

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