The TwinStar team at the 2022 Relay for Life event.

Committed to Community

Community commitment is at the heart of TwinStar. And it’s not a new idea – we’ve been at it since 1938.

We gave nearly $1.2 million in 2023 to the communities we serve. 

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Seattle Children's logos.

We go beyond giving at TwinStar. Our team members get hands-on!
TwinStar employees are passionate about service. In 2023, employees volunteered more than 5,000 hours at local charity and nonprofit organizations – resulting in an economic impact of more $164,088! In addition to organization-wide service projects, our employees receive two paid days off to volunteer for organizations of their choice.

Learn more about how we supported our local communities via our 2023 Community Impact Report.


2023 Community Impact Report

Committed to Community

Serving the community is our passion. Our partners are committed to our communities - so are we. 

The TwinStar Team at Summerfest 2022.

Thousands visit Lakewood to enjoy this summer spectacle every year in July. Classic cars, international performances and unique flavors are all part of this one of a kind community event.  TwinStar is excited to sponsoring this free community event again. Look for us there!

Tacos in the Park
Support a great cause at Tacos in the Park whether you love tacos, craft beer, live music or being involved in the community.  TwinStar is excited to serve as the gold sponsor for this event. This event brings something for everyone (21+ please!) while raising money to support The ARC of SW Washington.

Rocco the dog wearing a TwinStar bandana at Tumwater Dog Days.

Dog Days
We serve as the presenting sponsor for the annual City of Tumwater Dog Days.  We host “pit stops” for dogs and their humans along the TwinStar Tails and Trails Loop – and serve as judges for the Costume contest.

Committed to Education

We started as a teachers' credit union and education is at the heart of everything we do.

South Sound Reading Foundation van and tent set up in front of a school.

Summer Reading Program by the South Sound Reading Foundation
TwinStar partners with the Summer Reading Program by purchasing books, available in both English and Spanish. Students participate with reading activities then come to the NTPS district office to receive a free book.  

Partnerships with various schools
We serve as a Partner in Education (PIE) for Woodland Elementary in the North Thurston School District. We do special things for the students and staff including delivering MOON PIES for every student, teacher, and staff member on PI (March 14) day.  We support Pleasant Glade Elementary School by sponsoring an attendance program. The program includes quarterly classroom parties and a family pizza party recognizing students with good attendance.

Pictured from left to right: Amanda Stevens, Jennie Fulton, Amy Richardson, and Kristen Tulloch with boxes of Moonpies.

Scholarships, Grants, School Lunch Debt and More
We fund multiple foundations supporting scholarships, principal checkbooks, student success grants, and paying off student lunch debts.

New Employee Orientation - North Thurston County Public Schools
TwinStar attends new employee orientation at schools to welcome new employees and appreciate them for selecting education as a career.

Teacher Appreciation Week 
TwinStar’s Community Engagement team travels throughout our service areas setting up gourmet coffee bars, ice cream or doughnut trucks to support educators during teacher appreciation week.

Committed to Social Responsibility

We invest time and resources into your communities to enrich the places where we live, work and play.

TwinStar Team at Relay4Life in 2022.

American Cancer Society
Relay for Life
In 2023, TwinStar was once again a Top-10 fundraising team for the American Cancer Society’s Thurston Relay for Life event. In 2021, TwinStar was honored to be recognized by the American Cancer Society as a top sponsor and fundraising team for the Thurston Relay for Life. In 2022, TwinStar was the 7th highest fundraising team at the Relay for Life of Thurston, which finished in the top ten of all the Relays across the nation. 

Community Youth Services
Serving the South Sound area of Washington, it supports at-risk youth and their families with programs devoted to behavioral health & wellness, education/employment, shelter and housing, and much more.

TwinStar employees high fiving each other at a volunteer event.

Emergency Food Network
We support the mission of Emergency Food Network to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry. The Emergency Food Network Repack Project volunteers transform bulk food shipments into family-sized portions that are ready to help feed the community. 75+ Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters benefit from EFN. We also provide sponsorship for EFN fundraising events and serve as the Match Sponsor for Giving Tuesday.

United Way of Thurston and Lewis Counties |
By supporting United Way of Thurston and Lewis Counties, they can help improve the health, education, and financial stability of the communities they serve. They offer services and programs ranging from early childhood education to emergency services.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
We helped support the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s recent campaign for a new multi-use building. We also provide support for the center’s various programs.

Team TwinStar packing backpacks for All Kids Win.

All Kids Win
TwinStar provides volunteers and financial support to All Kids Win, helping hungry and at-risk students with weekend food and support so they can focus on their education.

Committed to Financial Wellness

Everything we do is centered on educating and empowering people to realize their financial dreams.

Corinn Wohl leading a financial wellness class.

We provide a variety of free workshops at libraries, school districts, and financial education for students. We also hold financial wellness programs for preferred business partners and members via

Empowering members through financial knowledge. Hundreds of adults and teenagers enroll in our financial wellness program each year to increase their financial knowledge and well-being.

Financial Literacy
We teach financial literacy at schools and higher education to foster financial health and well-being. Students can carry a range of financial tools and knowledge for life.

Committed to DEI

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities nurtures meaningful and lasting changes to create welcoming spaces for all.

Jose and Sara Galvan at CIELO's 2022 gala.

CIELO promotes community, self-sufficiency, and leadership to Latinos in the South Puget Sound. 

Saint Martin's University DEI Institute
Saint Martin's University DEI Institute aims to empower faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom. TwinStar helps fund food, supplies, and curricula materials for attendees.

Pizza Klatch
The mission of Pizza Klatch is to foster resilience in LGBTQ+ youth and create a safe and positive school experience through support, education and empowerment. We donated $3,000 in 2023 for Pizza Klatch capital restoration. 

Check presentation to  Saint Martins University.

One School/One Book
The One School/One Book campaign at North Thurston Public Schools promotes all students within each school to read the same book at the same time.  This creates excitement around the book and expands a sense of community among students, parents, teachers and staff and beyond.  For NTPS this means approximately 352 classes with over 8,500 students will get the opportunity to learn about other cultures and backgrounds. TwinStar has committed $50,000 to purchasing the books for two years.

A Step Ahead Pierce County
A Step Ahead supports families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disability by enhancing their development and relationships both at home and in their communities. We also serve as one of the top sponsors of their annual fundraising event. Our own Scott Leingang (Director of Mortgage) is Board President.

Our official statement on DEI

We believe diversity not only helps our organization rid itself of blind spots, but also helps us relate better to the communities we serve.  Diversifying management and leadership is also a better reflection of the members we serve.  In order to effectively make this commitment, we must institute readiness, recruitment, and retention practices that integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into our mission and work.  In those three terms – DEI - readiness refers to our organization’s capacity and preparedness to foster diverse viewpoints, support employees and partner organizations through inclusive and equitable practices and culture; recruitment means the active procurement of diverse talent pools; and retention means building meaningful pathways to promotion and building kinship within the organization, so all differences are valued.

Cultural equity embodies values, policies and practices to ensure everyone, including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizen status or religion, are represented in our organization.

TwinStar Credit Union is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where our employees can develop and succeed.  We also strive to be the best credit union for our members, and pride ourselves in offering financial products and services designed to help ALL members achieve their financial dreams.  We recognize we must continue to listen, learn and help drive meaningful change in our organization, community, and industry.

Thank you to our community partners!

Various logos of non-profits TwinStar partner with in the community. Community Youth Services. United Way. Emergency food Network. All Kids Win.CIELO.

• All Kids Win • CIELO • Emergency Food Network • Community Youth Services • Saint Martin’s University • Washington State Combined Fund Drive • City of Lacey • Olympia Little Theatre • Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County • Boys & Girls Clubs of SW Washington  • A Step Ahead Pierce County • The Arc of SW Washington • Police Activities League • South Puget Sound Community College • Aberdeen Fire Department • Discover! Children’s Museum • MultiCare Foundation • Asia Pacific Cultural Center • American Cancer Society • Rebuilding Together Thurston County • Learning Avenues Child Care Centers • Senior Services for South Sound • Visiting Nurses Foundation • United Way of Thurston County • United Way of Lewis County • United Way of Grays Harbor