We aim to strengthen communities & empower people
Founded in 2017 by Premier America Credit Union, the Premier America Foundation carries out the credit union’s vision to provide much-needed financial education to the next generation of members.
The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to give back to the communities we serve by supporting local organizations and providing financial empowerment programs and services for youth, young adults, and marginalized communities. We do this through outreach, inclusive education programs, and capital impact projects.
The Foundation partners with schools, philanthropic organizations, and community organizations to support capital impact projects and financial capability programs, giving people the power to make better financial choices and achieve an improved quality of life.
The Foundation is also active in fighting hunger and feeding hope by investing more than $25,000 for local food pantries, providing grocery gift cards through community colleges, and collecting non-perishable food items in the credit union's branches. Premier America Credit Union covers the salaries and administrative costs of the Premier America Foundation so more than 95% of all generously donated funds go directly to our programs and the people they serve.
Premier America Foundation Leadership
- Gary L. Holmen, Chair
- Marci Francisco, Vice-Chair
- Sandra Martinez, Secretary
- Itzell Menendez, Treasurer
- Andrea Shiloh, Board Member
- Eva Gomez, Board Member
- Natasha Tillman, Board Member
- Philip Gonzales, Board Member
- Larry Martin, Board Member
- Executive Director: Alex Gallardo (Email Alex)