Teacher appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Days

Our “Thank a Teacher” campaign rewarded Valley educators for their A+ efforts.

As part of our Year of Giving, Desert Financial pledged to donate money to local teachers for every debit card transaction our members made in January. With about 6 million transactions, our total donation was $120,000 — enough to help nearly 50 schools! Each of our branches was given $2,500 to throw a celebratory lunch at a nearby school of their choice and to purchase some useful gifts for the teachers. Watch the video to see the teachers’ reactions!

Most Valley teachers purchase school supplies for their classrooms out of their own pockets, which can amount to hundreds of dollars per year! With the funds collected from our “Thank a Teacher” campaign, many of the schools we helped were able to purchase such items as classroom supplies, printer paper and books; thereby reducing the need for teachers to spend their own money. Several schools outfitted their faculty break rooms with new furniture and accessories — including coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators — while others refreshed the look of their school grounds or contributed to a field trip fund.

At Desert Financial, we understand that strong communities are built on a solid educational foundation. Supporting teachers always has been — and always will be — an integral part of our culture! Visit our Commitment to Education page for more information on our educational support programs, fundraising efforts and financial literacy classes.