Arlington ISD Joins the Texas Trust Spirit Reward Program

Funds raised from Texas Trust Spirit Debit Reward card will go toward new outdoor performance area in Arlington ISD.

Arlington, TX, December 11, 2015 --( Arlington Independent School District (AISD), the largest employer in Arlington with 8,500 employees, has signed on as a Spirit Debit Reward partner of Texas Trust Credit Union. The school district will earn 10 cents each time a cardholder uses a specially designed Arlington ISD Spirit Debit card.

Some of the money raised from the Spirit Reward card will be used to help fund a new outdoor performance area at the Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language, which the school district plans to be built within the next nine months. Money raised beyond that guaranteed commitment will go directly back to the school selected.

The Arlington ISD announced the five-year partnership agreement with Texas Trust at the One Million Brighter event, held at UTA's College Park Center. Administration personnel from the AISD attended the festivities to celebrate the one million dollar milestone of the Spirit Debit Reward program, in which five other North Texas school districts already participate.

The cards are available to any current member of Texas Trust, or new members that open a checking account with the credit union. There is no fee for the Spirit Debit Reward card and it can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

"Texas Trust has continuously demonstrated a sincere interest in the success of Arlington's schools and students," said Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent of Schools for Arlington ISD. "This program offers our employees, parents and the community a tool to manage their money, while simultaneously benefiting our students. The outdoor performance area at Jones Academy will increase fine arts opportunities for students and families."

Texas Trust offers six uniquely designed cards for Arlington ISD, one for each of Arlington's traditional high schools. Current Texas Trust members can support the AISD by signing up for one of the AISD Spirit cards today.

"We are excited to have a role in funding the new outdoor performance area for Arlington ISD," said Jim Minge, President of Texas Trust Credit Union. "The Spirit card allows us to give a portion of our earnings to the Arlington school district, which is part of our mission of building brighter financial futures."

Arlington ISD is the sixth school district, and the largest, to join the Spirit Debit Reward program, since its inception in 2011. As of last month, Texas Trust has donated more than a million dollars to its current school district partners based on the number of times the Spirit cards have been used.

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About Arlington ISD
Arlington ISD is the 11th largest school district in Texas with more than 8,500 employees and 64,000 students in pre-k through high school. The district has 54 elementary, 11 junior high schools, and 10 senior high schools. Its partnerships with Tarrant County College and UT Arlington offer AISD high school students the ability to earn college credit while attending high school. The Arlington ISD is a public school district in north Texas serving more than 64,000 students. The boundaries encompass most of the city of Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego and sections of Grand Prairie. Arlington schools prepare students for future employment and higher education through challenging academic programs and extracurricular activities. Innovative programs, teachers and volunteers are all key to the success of the AISD students. Visit for more information regarding AISD’s quality programs, activities, faculty and more.

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust, one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 18th largest in Texas, provides financial services that enable members to build brighter financial futures. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, and online banking and insurance services. With assets of $895 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. It has 15 branches in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Hurst and Athens. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit
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