ARLINGTON, Texas (12/11/15)--Thousands of students, parents and the faculty of multiple school districts recently celebrated $1 million in donations from Texas Trust CU.
The One Million Brighter event marked the $1 million milestone of Texas Trust’s Spirit Debit Reward program. Five school districts have collected $1 million since the inception of the debit reward program in August 2011. The transaction that took the program to this landmark level was scored in late November.
The celebration took place at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) College Park Center during a UTA basketball game. The stadium was full of Spirit Reward cardholders who cheered on Texas Trust as well as the UTA Mavericks. The festivities included pre-game and halftime activities. Students from each school performed with the UTA band, cheer and dance teams, during the game.
From August 2011 through Nov. 30, Texas Trust has given $1,007,520 to schools through the Spirit Reward card. Each school has a custom-designed debit card, and receives 10 cents each time their cardholders use the Spirit Debit Reward card to make a purchase.
The schools receive a check each month based on the previous month’s card usage and can spend the money as they wish.