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Our Community Work

We are a not-for-profit community cooperative, founded in 1961 by eight Aurora Public School teachers to serve the community, and we still do. Your membership allows us to offer better financial services to all our members and get involved in important community causes. Read on to learn more about our community work.

ASPIRE Foundation of Colorado

The ASPIRE Foundation of Colorado was established by The District Credit Union to raise funds for educational initiatives throughout Aurora schools. In 2019, the Foundation Board of Directors transitioned our focus to grant opportunities that serve more members of our Aurora community. Many grants have been awarded, including support for the Aurora Public Schools STEM program, assistance with the start-up of a school pride store, and even transportation for a field trip to Ameritowne. While we prefer to focus on financial education, we are always looking for new grant applicants and opportunities.

How to Donate

There are two ways to support the ASPIRE Foundation of Colorado:

 Donate In-Person.

Donate as little as $5 to our ASPIRE Foundation by visiting us at any of our two branches:

  1. High Point: 18856 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80013
  2. Chambers: 751 Chambers Road. Aurora, Colorado 80011-7151

Donate Online

You can now donate to our ASPIRE Foundation from the comfort of your home! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click the “GIVE NOW” button below
  2. Pick your amount: Show your support with any amount.
  3. Submit and donate: Securely submit your contribution through the top Charity Donation App Givelify

ASPIRE Board of Directors

The ASPIRE Board of Directors is made up of community volunteers who are committed to supporting their Aurora community, as well as the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Steve BourasPresident/CEO, The District Credit Union
Janet KiyotaBusiness Owner, Trion Promotion and Design
Kathy GobinRetired Counselor, Aurora Public Schools

Financial Literacy Classes

Understanding personal finances is essential for any and all ages. At The District Credit Union, in addition to the free financial literacy resources we offer in our education center, we provide lessons and workshops that can assist you, your students, and your families with money management. Many Aurora and Cherry Creek high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and colleges have already taken advantage of our free financial education services.

We have provided presentations on the following topics:

  • Banking Basics: Saving, Checking & Managing Credit
  • Identity Theft
  • Understanding Your Credit Score
  • Banks vs. Credit Unions: What’s the Difference?
  • Money Management: Building a Budget and Paying Yourself First

We present to all age groups and backgrounds, from Kindergarten classes to post-secondary groups, and our presentations are tailored to each group we serve. We also offer workshops and seminars through community partners.

If you would like us to visit your students, staff, or members, please call Mandy Cakir at 303-219-1904.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a not-for-profit organization, volunteers play important roles in our success. Therefore, we are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help serve in a variety of volunteer capacities.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of seven volunteers whose main responsibilities include: overseeing that all credit union policies are followed, monitoring the credit union’s strategic plan, and ensuring that the credit union operates in a safe and secure manner. Through the work of our Board of Directors, we keep the best interests of our members as our top priority.

Randy PatrickChairperson
Jennifer KomondyVice Chairperson
Janet KiyotaTreasurer
Suzanne AchesonSecretary

Supervisory Committee

Our Supervisory Committee protects the financial wellbeing of The District Credit Union and promptly prepares all accounting records and reports. This committee acts as the members’ “watchdog,” ensuring The District Credit Union maintains its standard of excellence and that all regulations, procedures and policies governing it are followed.

Christopher Vann
Patti Oda
Jennifer Komondy

If you are interested in volunteering for a position with either our Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee, please call Steve Bouras at 303-577-1075.