America First Credit Union Donates $15,000 to Clark County School District


America First Credit Union Market Manager Matthew Dice presents $15,000 check to support public education to Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 8, 2022.


LAS VEGAS – February 16, 2022 – As part of its commitment to empowering youth within their communities, America First Credit Union is investing $15,000 in the Clark County School District (CCSD) to support.

The donation was made as part of an effort to help youth 17 and younger begin their financial journey by opening a savings account. In December 2021, when a student from Clark County School District opened a new savings account at one of the credit union branches in Southern Nevada, the financial institution matched the student’s deposit up to $15,000 as a contribution to CCSD. In addition to its school donation, the credit union matched the youth’s savings dollar for dollar up to $50.

According to America First Credit Union financial experts, opening a youth savings account can help educate youth about setting goals, teaching financial literacy basics, responsibility, and the value of investing.

“From an early age, children start to develop emotional reactions to spending and saving money, which could translate into real-life spending behavior later in life,” said AFCU president and CEO Thayne Shaffer. “We want to support and aid the next generation by getting them on the right financial track early. One way we can do that is by helping them jump-start their savings from a young age and helping to provide them with a great education.”

The credit union has a number of programs and financial literacy initiatives for youth including the credit union’s signature program, FUNDamentals, and the America First Charitable Foundation scholarship program.


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Proudly celebrating 82 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable, and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 118 locations, and is the seventh largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the seventh largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners