Gesa in the Community —

Local Partnerships

Gesa Credit Union is committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Giving back is just one of the many ways we embody the credit union motto of “people helping people.”

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)

Gesa Credit Union serves as the Official Financial Partner and Title Sponsor of the WIAA. We share promotions and financial tips through WIAA channels, Sponsor Smart Choices Scholarships, Game of the Week and Athlete of the Week recognition and have an in-person presence during many Championship Events.

 

The WIAA was formed in 1905 to create equitable playing conditions between high school sports teams in Washington. It now consists of nearly 800-member high schools and middle/junior high schools, both public and private, and is divided into nine geographic service districts. It oversees athletics and fine arts in Washington State and hosts 120 WIAA state championship events from early November through late May.

 

These programs provide students with valuable life skills and are an integral part of the holistic education process.

Learn more about the WIAA

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
Power House Theatre exterior

Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 330-seat performing arts theatre located in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, originally built to produce coal gas that was piped underground to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. The building was converted to generate electricity around the year 1905 by installing steam driven dynamos and transformers. In 2011, the interior of the building was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts theater.

 

Check out the Theatre’s calendar of events

Dust Devils and Gesa Stadium

For over 14 years, Gesa has partnered with the Tri-City Dust Devils to provide fun, affordable family entertainment at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, which hosts the team’s home games as well as other community events like the City of Pasco’s Grand Old 4th Celebration each Independence Day.

 

In 2019, Gesa Stadium received $2 million in stadium updates for LED lighting improvements and upgrades in the general admission and lower box seating. The 2021 season marked a new chapter for the team as they became the Los Angeles Angels’ High-A long season affiliate. Their longer season runs from May to September, and the team is committed to following state guidelines to ensure a safe and fun environment for players and fans alike.

 

Check out the dust devils 2022 season schedule

Dust Devils logo

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

This over 130-year-old piece of history has had visitors from all 50 states and around the world. Construction of the facility and installation of the vintage 1910 Charles Carmel Carousel was funded in large part through Gesa’s commitment to providing the Tri-Cities community with a year-round venue for arts, entertainment, weddings, and parties – it’s the perfect place to create happy memories!

 

The Carousel is committed to providing safe activities for community members and offers accessible fun for all ages.

 

Learn about the carousel of dreams foundation

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

Moses Lake Airshow

Tradition. Excitement. Inspiration. Community. All of this and more is found at the Moses Lake Airshow, held annually on Father’s Day Weekend at Grant County International Airport. This action-packed event includes top military and civilian performers, ground displays for getting up close and personal with the planes of yesterday and today, and STE(A)M activities that engage kids with hands-on workshops and games that inspire the aviation world of tomorrow. Gesa is the exclusive sponsor of this airshow, that was created to help increase awareness of the exceptional community and tourism surrounding Moses Lake, Washington.

Air Show

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing students to succeed in a global economy. Gesa supports their efforts by sponsoring annual fundraising events, providing classroom volunteers, and donating to educational programs.

 

With the help of dedicated volunteers – including many Gesa team members – Junior Achievement provides students in-school and after-school programs focused on three key areas:

  • Work readiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial literacy

In addition to bringing the free enterprise system to life in classrooms, Junior Achievement programs also teach the importance of staying in school.

 

Get involved with junior achievement

Tri-City Americans

Gesa is honored to be the official credit union of the Tri-City Americans. This partnership includes the “Gesa Credit Union Saves for Students” program in which Gesa donates $2 for every save made by an Americans goaltender to the Americans’ Player’s Education Fund, a nonprofit organization providing scholarships for players seeking to further their education when their hockey careers are complete.

 

Learn about the Tri-City Americans

A Step Ahead Pierce County Gesa Credit Union Turkey Trot PFLAG Benton Franklin The Grand Cinema
All 7 Tri-Cities’ DECA Student Organizations Gesa Power House Theatre Prosser School District The ZoNE
American Red Cross Serving Central and Southeastern Washington Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Providence Foundation Three Rivers Convention Center
Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo Grace & Cakes Puyallup-South Hill Rotary Toyota Center
Big Bend Community College Grace Kitchen Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce Transitions Spokane
Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties; Moses Lake; Puget Sound Grant County Fair Red Mountain AVA Treehouse
Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Greater Spokane Incorporated Richland School District Tri-Cities Cancer Center
Bremerton Lions Club Greater Spokane Incorporated River of Fire Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cascade Elementary PTO Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Riverside School District Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association
Cedar Way Parent Teacher Organization Green Seattle Partnership Rod’s House Tri-City Americans
Central Valley School District HAAP Rod’s House Tri-City Dust Devils
Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Highline Schools Foundation ROOTS Young Adult Shelter Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Central Washington Home Builders Association Hispanic Business Professionals Association of Spokane Sea Mar Community Health Centers Tri-City Thunderbolts
Chaplaincy Health Care HUB Sports Center Seattle Public Schools TROT
CHAS InvestED Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Tukwila Pantry Food Bank
Chelan-Douglas Child Services Association Juneteenth of Tri-Cities and Spokane Second Harvest Pasco & Spokane University of Washington Tacoma
Chiawana High School Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities, Yakima, Spokane, and Walla Walla Serve Wenatchee Valleyfest
Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia Kagen Coffee and Crepes Service Peace Warriors Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
City of Lynnwood Kennewick School District Silverdale Chamber of Commerce Vintiques of Yakima
City of Pasco Kiona-Benton High School Sound Outreach Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
City of Wenatchee Kitsap Business List South Perry Farmer’s Market Walla Walla Fire Department
Clover Island La Casa Hogar Spokane Alzheimer’s Association Walla Walla School District
College Place School District Liberty Christian School Spokane Chapter of Credit Unions Washington Business Week
College Success Foundation Light Up Moses Lake Spokane Garland Business District Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)
Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation Lilac City Legends Spokane Home Builders Association Washington State University
Columbia Basin College Foundation Longfellow Elementary Spokane Hoopfest Wenatchee AppleSox
Columbia Basin Veterans Center Lutheran Community Services Northwest Spokane Lilac Parade Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce
Columbia School District Mary’s Place Spokane Mortgage Lenders Association Wenatchee Corvette Club
Communities in Schools of Washington, Benton-Franklin, Moses Lake, Renton-Tukwila, Puyallup, & Spokane Middleton Farms Spokane National Night Out Wenatchee High School Mariachi Program
Cool Desert Nights MLK Center Spokane Public Schools Foundation Wenatchee Pride
Corvettes on the Columbia Mobile Meals of Wenatchee Spokane Salish School Wenatchee Public Schools
Crystal Apple Awards of Tri-Cities and Yakima Moonlight Parade Spokane SNAP Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club
Delta High School Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Wenatchee Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Dress for Success Seattle Moses Lake Police Department Spokane Valley Fire Department Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Eastern Washington University Moses Lake Rotary Spokane Valley School District Wenatchee Wellness Place
Eastmont School District Moses Lake School District Spokane Valley Tech Wenatchee Wild
Edmonds School District Naches Valley School District Spokane VOA West Plains Chamber of Commerce
Elevations National Credit Union Foundation Spokane Women Helping Women Fund West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
Elijah Family Homes New Hope St. Patrick’s Catholic School Women & Children’s Free Restaurant
Embrace Washington New Horizons High School Stephens Media Group Women Helping Women Foundation
Emerson Elementary Northwest Credit Union Foundation Stevens Elementary World Council of Credit Unions
Family Promise Odyssey Youth Movement Stevens Middle School Yakima County Crime Stoppers
Ferris High School Olympic College Foundation Sue’s Turkey Drive Yakima Hot Shots
Festival of Trees OneAmerica Support and Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) Yakima Memorial Hospital Foundation
Finley School District Othello School District Tacoma Art Museum Yakima Mile
First Night Tri-Cities PACE Tacoma Community House Yakima Rotary Food Bank
Food Lifeline Pasco Chamber of Commerce Tacoma Rainbow Center Yakima School District
Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Pasco High School Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Yakima Schools Foundation
Friends of the Children Pasco Police Department The Arc of Tri-Cities & Spokane Yakima The Space, LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Gesa Carousel of Dreams Pasco School District The Brave Warrior Project Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Gesa College Scholarships The Carl Maxey Center YMCA of Walla Walla, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima

More from Gesa in the Community

Seminars

We offer free financial literacy materials and workshops to high schools, colleges, clubs, businesses, and other groups.

Sponsorships

Looking for Gesa to sponsor your next event? Check out the sponsorship guidelines.

Simulations

Making a positive impact through real-life financial learning.