Affinity Credit Union Donates Over $70,000 to Local Charities

Despite another year of unique challenges, Affinity Credit Union continued to deliver on its mission of Building Better Lives and brand promise to its members - to work in your best interest, simplify your life, provide solutions to help you achieve financial success, and enrich our communities.

“The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on all our lives,” said Jim Dean, CEO. “And it’s through these difficult times, our mission statement and brand promise take on an even greater meaning. We’re proud to help our members and community.”

Building Better Lives highlights include:

• Reducing debit card overdrafts to $15 and eliminating fees on individual debit card transactions of $5 or less.
• Launching a new and improved online banking and mobile app platform.
• $12,000 donated to 6 local charities as part of Affinity’s Building Better Holidays giving campaign.
• $10,000 contributed to the Food Bank of Iowa & sponsorship of their Smoke Out Hunger event.
• $20,000 raised and donated to YESS (now known as Ellipsis) made possible through Affinity’s 27th annual charity golf outing.
• $6,500 in scholarships granted to Saydel, Lincoln, and DSM North High School students, as well as through Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival.
• $2,000 sponsorship of Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Jolly Holiday Lights.
• Presenting sponsor of the Iowa Wild’s “Tame the Hunger” food drive.
• Affinity employees volunteered over 200 hours of their time through company provided VTO to various causes including repacking 4,468 pounds of food for families in need

As a not-for-profit credit union living by the cooperative principles of “people helping people”, Affinity is fully committed to the betterment of the community it’s served for nearly 70 years.

Affinity Credit Union has been serving the greater Des Moines and central Iowa region for over 70 years. Guided by our mission statement of “Building Better Lives”, Affinity serves the needs of over 14,000 member-owners. For more information, visit Affinity at or call 515-288-7225.

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