TwinStar Community Foundation

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The TwinStar Community Foundation was established in April 2015. The intent of the Foundation is to extend our community commitment initiatives to larger projects that will positively impact even more people in our service areas.

In 2017, The TwinStar Community Foundation adopted a mission statement:
We believe well-fed kids create well-fed minds. We work to end hunger in school aged kids in the communities we serve.

The Foundation oversees TwinStar’s high school and higher education scholarship programs as well as the popular Classroom Cash teacher award program.

Giving back to the community is just a small but important part of what we do. Learn more about how credit unions return value to their membership and communities, read The Credit Union Difference.


The TwinStar Community Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Our tax ID number is 37-1768613. The TwinStar community Foundation is located at PO Box 718, Olympia, WA 98507.

Community Foundation News

  • Tree dedication plaque
    News
    Community

    LACEY, WASHINGTON —On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:00–5:30 pm, TwinStar Credit Union will commemorate 80 years of service to its members and community.

  • Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship Award
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    Scholarships

    The Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship is an annual scholarship that pays for child daycare expenses for an eligible member who is a single, working parent enrolled in a college, university or vocational school.

  • School supplies were donated to Pacific Beach Elementary in Grays Harbor County
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    Community

    The School Supply Drive ended with delivery of hundreds of pounds of school supplies and cash donations to six local elementary schools.

  • 2017 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients
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    Scholarships

    Congratulations to our 2017 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients.

  • 2017 Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship Winner
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    Scholarships

    Congratulations to Leslie Simpson who was awarded the 2017 Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship. This annual scholarship pays up to $5000 for child daycare expenses while the parent works and attends college.

  • Photo collage of the 2017 High School Scholarship recipients
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    Scholarships

    Congratulations to our 2017 High School Scholarship Recipients.

  • April is Financial Literacy Month
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    Education
    TwinStar was started by a teacher, Dewey Noblitt, in Room 107 of Olympia High School nearly 80 years ago. Since then, we’ve remained dedicated to our educational roots by helping youth learn the principals of good money management. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to think about this topic.
  • Slide from the ECONorthwest study highlighting economic benefits of credit unions
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    Community

    A new independent analysis by ECONorthwest finds that Oregon and Washington credit unions delivered $7.7 billion in economic impact in 2016.

  • Employee Conference 2016 Food Bank Event
    Community

    In 2015, 42.2 million Americans lived in households with food scarcity, or low food levels, including households in the Pacific Northwest.* When thinking about hunger, many people often have a specific idea of what someone who struggles with food scarcity is like and what brought them to this poi

  • Photo collage of scholarship recipients
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    Scholarships

    Congratulations to our 2016 High School Scholarship recipients.

  • 2015 Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship Winner
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    Scholarships

    Congratulations to Sara Lopez who was awarded the 2015 Cheri Kennedy Child Daycare Scholarship. This annual scholarship pays up to $5000 for child daycare expenses while the parent works and attends college.

  • Students wearing costumes purchased with a Classroom Cash grant
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    Community

    TwinStar’s annual Classroom Cash program completed another successful award cycle by recognizing 187 elementary school teachers from Tacoma to Portland with awards of $160 each. Classroom Cash proceeds are used for an array of purposes in and out of classrooms.

  • TwinStarCU at Relay for LIfe
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    Community

    For the past 25 years TwinStar has been holding fundraisers to help fight for a cure in Thurston County. contributing to over $75,000. TwinStar’s commitment of $10,000 raised this year helped Relay for Life of Thurston County meet their $5 million goal on June 17, 2014.

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Scholarships

Scholarships
To help members pursue additional education, TwinStar Credit Union awards over $46,000 in scholarships each year.