Year of Giving

TOTAL GIVING

$6,815,993

Our Goal: $7 million

 

What is Desert Financial’s Year of Giving?

Now that’s a $7 million question! You’ll have a front-row seat as we invest $7 million in improving our community, in giving back to our members and in offering you chances to win exceptional experiences. Join us as we celebrate our new name throughout the year!

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Exceptional Experiences
$467,320

Community Connections
$1,128,673

Member Giveback
$5,000,000

Pledge to Education
$220,000

 
Exceptional Experiences
Our Welcome Home winners received money to use towards the purchase of their new homes.
 

Welcome Home Sweepstakes Winners

$120,000

Our Welcome Home winners received money to purchase their new homes!

Community Connections
Six students will receive laptops to help support their education.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Laptops for Learning

$750

We paid for six laptops to be given to students in need.

Community Connections
We helped a student pay for college.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Scholarship Support

$500

One Arizona State University student received a little help with her college expenses.

Community Connections
Our social media followers voted for us to deliver snacks to veterans.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Treats for Veterans

$250

We donated snacks to a VA hospital in Phoenix.

Community Connections
We donated funds to help a student fulfill a dream.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Sending Desirae to Washington

$2,500

We surprised a student with funds to pay for her trip to Washington D.C.

Community Connections
We provided supplies for a low-income school.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Headphones for Students

$800

We provided classroom supplies for English-language learners.

Community Connections
Our contribution will help individuals with disabilities live more independently.
 

Funding a Course Taught by Ability 360

$10,000

The Living Well with a Disability program is sponsored by Desert Financial.

Community Connections
We sponsored Vroom, a new program from the Association for Supportive Child Care.
 

Donating to the Association for Supportive Child Care

$20,000

We offered some seed funding for a new program called Vroom.

Community Connections
 We supported an organization that is helping children find hope.
 

Supporting a Future for KIDS

$10,000

We provided a grant to an organization that is helping children in need.

Community Connections
Desert Financial supports the organization Kitchen on the Street
 

Giving to Kitchen on the Street

$10,000

Our $10,000 grant will help support up to 30 different school sites.

Community Connections
We are working to help kids in need.
 

Supporting Arizona Youth

$15,000

Desert Financial is working with MentorKids USA to help children attend financial education workshops.

Community Connections
Our grant will help those in the Native American community who are struggling with homelessness.
 

Providing a Grant to Native American Connections

$10,000

Desert Financial supported the Resident Services Program.

Community Connections
Our donation will pay for a summer program for high school students.
 

Giving to the Center for Neighborhood Leadership

$5,000

We are funding a college summer program for high school students.

Community Connections
We supported a program that focuses on training individuals to work in the banking industry.
 

Sponsoring A New Leaf’s BankWork$® Program

$10,000

Desert Financial donated $10,000 to support a training program.

Community Connections
We supported a daily radio program that helps community members in Payson get involved in events.
 

Helping to Fund KRIM’s Community Spotlight Program

$6,000

We helped spread the word about community events.

Community Connections
Desert Financial was a sponsor for the 2018 Runnin’ with the Pups.
 

Contributing to the Runnin’ with the Pups Event

$500

We helped sponsor an event that was all about the dogs.

Community Connections
Desert Financial sponsored a conference about innovation
 

Sponsorship of a DAS Foundation Conference

$1,500

Desert Financial showed support for entrepreneurs.

Community Connections
We showed our support for those living with HIV & AIDS
 

Giving to Aunt Rita’s Foundation’s AIDS Walk

$3,000

Team members from Desert Financial joined in the largest AIDS walk in Arizona.

Community Connections
Desert Financial sponsors Free Art's 25th Anniversary Gala
 

Supporting the Free Art’s Art Heals Gala

$15,000

Desert Financial sponsored the 25th Anniversary Gala.

Community Connections
Covering the costs of replacing Phil's tools
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Tools for the Job

$1,000

When Phil had his tools stolen, we stepped in to help replace them.

Community Connections
Helping an Arizona family afford air conditioning
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Helping a Family Afford A/C

$1,500

Jason and Janell’s air conditioning went out leaving them and their three children stuck in the heat.

Exceptional Experiences
Grant Wishes for Teachers
 

Granting Wishes for Teachers

$15,000

We donated a total of $15,000 to three educators, so they could improve their classrooms.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Bridging a Path

$2,500

We donated funds to the Bridger Brigade Memorial Foundation, which helps support families that are dealing with a rare form of cancer.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — A Generous Tip

$500

Two waitresses received a lucky surprise.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

$250

Educators at a local school received snacks for their breakroom.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Supplying Someone with Needed Support

$3,000

A family was surprised with the funds to purchase a specially designed medical chair.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — A Gift for Firefighters

$500

To thank firefighters for their hard work, we paid for lunch for an entire fire station.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Giving the Gift of Stories

$500

We donated $500 worth of books to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash

$2,500

As a key partner, we helped support this event.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Autism Speaks and SARRC Annual Walk

$2,500

We donated to increase research about and programs for people living with autism.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

A Celebration of Advancement

$5,000

We provided a $5,000 grant to help fund scholarships.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Food, Music and a Donation

$10,000

Desert Financial was the presenting partner of The Roundup Food Truck and Music Festival, and we donated funds to charity at the event!

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Voting for Kindness

$180

For the second time, our social media followers voted for a Random Act of Kindness.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Donating to the Teachers at PCH

$2,500

To support the instructors at One Darn Cool School, we provided each of them with a wagon full of school supplies.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Gassing Up with Gift Cards

$500

Ten lucky strangers each received a $50 gift card to use at a local gas station.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Life-Skills Courses for Kids

$1,500

We helped students gain new knowledge.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Creating “Calming Corners” for Students

$2,000

Six special education classrooms are now getting a comforting zone for students.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Giving a Cards Fan Some Cheer

$500

After dealing with devastating health news, James needed some kindness sent his way.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Providing Funds to Packages From Home

$2,500

Our grant will provide support to U.S. troops.

Community Connection
Random Act of Kindess
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Helping a Member Keep Cool

$200

Marina had no air conditioning in her car during the hot Arizona summer.

Exceptional experiences
Paid4 Winners
 

Paid4 Sweepstakes Winners

$100,000

Our Paid4 winners are hitting the road with more money in their pockets!

Community Connection
Ignite Lasting Change Conference
 

Ignite Lasting Change Conference

$2,500

We helped sponsor this conference and provided a donation.

Community Connection
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
 

A Big Day for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

$250

Some of our team members were able to be a Big Brother or Big Sister for a day.

Community Connection
Midwest Food Bank
 

A Donation to the Midwest Food Bank

$5,000

Our contribution will help feed hungry families.

Community Connection
Stocking up on school supplies
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Stocking up on School Supplies

$400

We donated needed resources to a local school.

Community Connection
Supporting Kind Efforts
 

Random Acts of Kindness — A Big Surprise for “Little” Andrew

$2,000

In order to improve his health, Andrew needed a water filtration system.

Community Connection
Celebrating Walter's 70th Anniversary
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Celebrating Walter’s 70th Membership Anniversary!

$4,800

We threw a party for Walter, who has been a member since 1948.

Community Connection
Supporting Kind Efforts
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Completing a Kind Gesture

$700

Lucy goes out of her way to help others, so we surprised her with a gift.

Community Connection
Supporting Kind Efforts
 

Giving to the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce

$1,000

Desert Financial supports the development of business education.

Community Connection
Social media random act of kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Using Social Media to Vote for a Kind Act

$250

Our Facebook and Instagram followers helped us pick our next random act.

Community Connection
Supporting Kind Efforts
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Supporting Kind Efforts

$1,000

Jim Shoaf spends his free time gathering donations for children, so we gave him a little support.

Community Connection
Provding Comfort to a family in need
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Providing Comfort to a Family in Need

$20,000

We gave financial support to the Buvala family after they experienced a devastating house fire.

Community Connection
Helping Richard pay for car repairs
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Repairing More Than Just a Car

$600

Richard was struggling to pay for unexpected car repairs.

Community Connection
Supporting a family after a house fire.
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Helping a Family Rebuild

$2,500

A family needed some support after a house fire.

Community Connection
Assisting with surgery costs
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Assisting with Surgery Costs

$500

With a surgery coming up, Augustin needed some help covering his medical expenses.

Community Connection
Paying it forward at checkout
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Paying it Forward

$750

Customers purchasing items were surprised with gift cards at checkout.

Community Connection
Giving the gift of support
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Giving the Gift of Support

$500

When Susan was struggling, we stepped in to help her.

Community Connection
Support for the homeless
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Support for the Homeless

$500

Mark needed some help after dealing with a loss.

Community Connection
Heart surgery fund
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Donating to a Child’s Heart Surgery Fund

$15,000

Zion’s family is struggling to pay the medical bills for his life-threatening condition.

Community Connection
Matt and Christina's photo
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Rewarding Two Loyal Members

$500

We surprised two longtime members with funds that will help them cover their bills.

Community Connection
Celebrating Jerry's compassion
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Celebrating Jerry’s Compassion

$100

We rewarded Jerry for his kind actions toward his disabled roommate!

Community Connection
Eddie's family
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Lessening Costs for a Child with Cancer

$1,000

We gave a little support to a single-income family trying to pay for medical expenses.

Community Connection
Three-time cancer survivor
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Sharing Funds with a Three-Time Cancer Survivor

$500

Jeff and his wife needed a little support because of expensive health bills.

Community Connection
Bubash family photo
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Contributing to a Family in Need

$3,200

We covered a family’s monthly loan payments so they could focus on their daughter’s health.

Pledge to Education
Social Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
 

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

$1,250

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we surprised five teachers with gift cards.

Community Experiences
BBB Torch Awards Dinner
 

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics

$37,950

We surprised guests at the BBB Torch Awards dinner with a chance to share kindness.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Surprise Party

$750

Werner is a huge fan of Desert Financial, and we wanted to give him a birthday surprise.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness Winner
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Aiding With Hospital Costs

$3,000

One member received some financial support during a challenging time.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Paying Medical Expenses

$5,000

Tiffany received an unexpected donation.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Supporting Boy Scout Troop 803

$1,000

We helped families cover the cost of a Boy Scout registration price increase.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Helping with Health Care Bills

$700

We helped a mother reach her fundraising goal to pay for her son’s health care costs.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Giving Funds to a Senior in Need

$1,000

Wilma received some funds to break the cycle of overdraft fees.

Community Experiences
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Covering a Member's Rent

$1,500

Allan received some financial support when he was in need.

Exceptional Experiences
Love my Home Sweepstakes Winner
 

Love My Home Sweepstakes Winners

$100,000

Gerry is our Love My Home Sweepstakes grand prize winner!

Community Exceptions
United Way Team Member Donation
 

United Way Team Member Donations

$133,038

Many Desert Financial team members donate to United Way each month.

Exceptional Experiences
Justin Timberlake Sweepstakes
 

Justin Timberlake Sweepstakes Winners

$1,120

We sent two lucky winners to JT’s concert here in Phoenix!

Community Connections
Community Project
 

Community Project on Take Your Kids to Work Day

$2,300

Our little ones helped kids around the world on Take Your Kids to Work Day!

Community Connections
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness — Jeff Buys Dinner for Veterans

$60

Our CEO picked up the check for a group of military members!

Community Connections
CMNH Change Drive
 

CMNH Change Drive

$45,075

Desert Financial members donated to help change the lives of children at PCH!

Community Connections
Kidney for Kvam
 

Kidney For Kvam Campaign

$2,500

Help spread the word about a Desert Financial team member who is in need of a life-changing donation.

Community Connections
CMNH BBQ
 

CMNH BBQ — Raising Money for PCH

$12,700

We celebrated Star Wars Day with a special lunch and a raffle benefiting PCH!

Pledge to Education
High School scholarships
 

Scholarships Awarded to Deserving High School Seniors

$35,000

Local high school seniors received college scholarships for giving back to our community!

Community Connections
Scholarships Winners
 

Scholarship Winners Donated Money to Charity

$2,250

Our scholarship winners were each provided $250 to donate to a charity of their choice!

Pledge to Education
Teacher Appreciation Week
 

Teacher Appreciation Week

$1,750

We surprised some of your favorite local teachers with $50 gift cards!

Community Connections
Volunteer of the Year Award
 

Volunteer of the Year Award and Donation to Charity

$1,000

Our Volunteer of the Year received $1,000 to donate to a charity of her choice!

Community Connections
National Puppy Day
 

National Puppy Day

$3,000

We helped 10 Valley residents welcome new four-footed friends into their families!

Pledge to Education
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness
— Valley Teachers

$1,000

One Valley teacher received the education she needed to help low-income families!

Community Connections
Lucky 7 Raffle
 

Lucky 7 Raffle Benefitting Phoenix Children's Hospital

$10,540

Find out how we raised over $10,000 for Phoenix Children's Hospital in just one week!

Community Connections
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness
— Helping Valley Seniors

$5,000

Longtime member Barbara F. got the surprise of a lifetime when she walked into our 44th Street branch!

Community Connections
Golf Tournament
 

Golf Tournament

$450,000

Pros and amateurs teed off for a good cause at Desert Financial Foundation's first CMNH Golf Tournament!

Community Connections
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness
— Shelter Animals

$7,500

Dogs awaiting their forever home received an upgrade to their temporary digs!

Community Connections
Random Acts of Kindness
 

Random Acts of Kindness
— Helping Hand

$330

We took to the streets of metro Phoenix to help those in need!

Community Connections
PCH Telethon
 

PCH Telethon

$10,000

Our team members raised $10,000 for Phoenix Children's Hospital in just one week!

Pledge to Education
Teacher Appreciation
 

Teacher Appreciation Days

$120,000

We were able to help nearly 50 schools through our "Thank a Teacher" campaign!

Community Connections
Golf classic
 

Pima Federal Credit Union
Golf Classic

$4,500

We're proud to support local school districts through our Pro Shop sponsorship!

Community Connections
Light the Night Gala
 

Light the Night Gala

$1,000

Fun, food, photos — and best of all, funds to help Valley families experiencing homelessness.

Pledge to Education
Children of Balsz Elementary
 

The Children of
Balsz Elementary

$6,000

Our donation will help 5th graders attend Science Camp up in the pines!

Pledge to Education
Arizona Coyotes Appreciation Night
 

Arizona Coyotes
Teacher Appreciation Night

$5,000

With the help of Coyotes fans, we raised funds for the Arizona Educational Foundation to support local schools!

Exceptional Experiences
Phoenix Suns VIP
 

Phoenix Suns
VIP Experience Winner

$2,500

The Suns are rising, and our winner has one of the best seats in the house!

Exceptional Experiences
Arizona Cardinals VIP
 

Arizona Cardinals
VIP Experience Winner

$2,500

One longtime Desert Financial member is about to get the VIP treatment — on and off the football field!

Exceptional Experiences
Arizona Coyotes VIP
 

Arizona Coyotes
VIP Experience Winner

$2,500

Yotes fans are green with envy over this lucky winner's St. Patrick's Day prize package!

Exceptional Experiences
P!NK Sweepstakes Winner
 

P!NK Sweepstakes Winner

$9,000

Our VIP winner is ready to rock out with P!NK!

Pledge to Education
Sponsorship of Arizona Educational Foundation
 

Sponsorship of Arizona Educational Foundation

$25,000

We're proud to sponsor the Arizona Educational Foundation, which supports public education in Arizona.

Community Connections
Local First Accelerator Graduation
 

Local First Accelerator Graduation

$2,500

We helped 55 entrepreneurs complete the Local Business Accelerator program.

Community Connections
Board and Supervisory Committee Donations
 

Board & Supervisory Committee Donations

$10,000

Our Board and Supervisory Committee members each received $1,000 to donate to a local nonprofit.

Member Giveback
Member Giveback Bonus
 

Member Giveback Bonus

$5,000,000

We're Sharing Success with our members by giving back millions of dollars!

Community Connections
Phoenix Children's Hospital
 

Phoenix Children's Hospital

 

Supporting PCH and 1 Darn Cool School is worth every penny.

Exceptional Experiences
Phoenix Open Winner
 

Phoenix Open Winner

$2,500

We're proud to help our winner cross the Phoenix Open off of his bucket list!

Exceptional Experiences
Hamilton Night Winner
 

Hamilton Night Winner

$7,200

Our winner will be sitting pretty at this Broadway smash hit!

Exceptional Experiences
Kickoff Sweepstakes Winner
 

Kickoff Sweepstakes Winner

$10,000

A trip to the pro football championship: $10,000. Our winner's reaction: priceless.

Community Connections
Pick-a-Charity
 

Pick-a-Charity

$53,000

We suprised 53 people with $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice!

Community Connections
St. Joseph the Worker
 

St. Joseph the Worker

$10,000

This grant will provide more of our community's poor and homeless with essential job training.

Community Connections
New Pathways for Youth
 

New Pathways for Youth

$5,000

This grant will provide at-risk youth with more job training and career opportunities.

Community Connections
Local First Arizona
 

Local First Arizona

$15,000

Funds will help entreprenuers in low-income areas bring their businesses to life.

Community Connections
International Rescue Committee
 

International Rescue Committee

$15,000

Funds will help underserved new Americans to become financially self-sufficient.

Community Connections
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
 

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

$15,000

This grant will support the healing arts programs that counteract the effects of abuse.

Community Connections
Duet Partners in Health and Aging
 

Duet Partners in Health & Aging

$12,500

This renewed grant supports the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

Community Connections
Big Brother Big Sisters
 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

$10,000

With this grant, BBBS will mentor 200 at-risk youth who are on the brink of adulthood.

Community Connections
Area Agency on Aging
 

Area Agency on Aging

$5,000

The grant to the Benefits Assistance Program will empower seniors to navigate complex healthcare benefits.

Community Connections
A New Leaf
 

A New Leaf

$10,000

This grant will help people in our community to become financially self-sufficient.

Pledge to Education
Anti-Defamation League
 

Anti-Defamation League

$10,000

The grant to the No Place for Hate® program will help schools form a culture of respect.