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

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

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

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.

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 CountyGesa Credit Union Turkey TrotPFLAG Benton FranklinThe Grand Cinema
All 7 Tri-Cities’ DECA Student OrganizationsGesa Power House TheatreProsser School DistrictThe ZoNE
American Red Cross Serving Central and Southeastern WashingtonGirl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern IdahoProvidence FoundationThree Rivers Convention Center
Benton Franklin Fair and RodeoGrace & CakesPuyallup-South Hill RotaryToyota Center
Big Bend Community CollegeGrace KitchenPuyallup-Sumner Chamber of CommerceTransitions Spokane
Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties; Moses Lake; Puget SoundGrant County FairRed Mountain AVATreehouse
Bremerton Chamber of CommerceGreater Spokane IncorporatedRichland School DistrictTri-Cities Cancer Center
Bremerton Lions ClubGreater Spokane IncorporatedRiver of FireTri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cascade Elementary PTOGreater Yakima Chamber of CommerceRiverside School DistrictTri-Cities Youth Soccer Association
Cedar Way Parent Teacher OrganizationGreen Seattle PartnershipRod’s HouseTri-City Americans
Central Valley School DistrictHAAPRod’s HouseTri-City Dust Devils
Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of CommerceHighline Schools FoundationROOTS Young Adult ShelterTri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Central Washington Home Builders AssociationHispanic Business Professionals Association of SpokaneSea Mar Community Health CentersTri-City Thunderbolts
Chaplaincy Health CareHUB Sports CenterSeattle Public SchoolsTROT
CHASInvestEDSeattle Southside Chamber of CommerceTukwila Pantry Food Bank
Chelan-Douglas Child Services AssociationJuneteenth of Tri-Cities and SpokaneSecond Harvest Pasco & SpokaneUniversity of Washington Tacoma
Chiawana High SchoolJunior Achievement of Tri-Cities, Yakima, Spokane, and Walla WallaServe WenatcheeValleyfest
Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-ColumbiaKagen Coffee and CrepesService Peace WarriorsVanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
City of LynnwoodKennewick School DistrictSilverdale Chamber of CommerceVintiques of Yakima
City of PascoKiona-Benton High SchoolSound OutreachWalla Walla Chamber of Commerce
City of WenatcheeKitsap Business ListSouth Perry Farmer’s MarketWalla Walla Fire Department
Clover IslandLa Casa HogarSpokane Alzheimer’s AssociationWalla Walla School District
College Place School DistrictLiberty Christian SchoolSpokane Chapter of Credit UnionsWashington Business Week
College Success FoundationLight Up Moses LakeSpokane Garland Business DistrictWashington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)
Columbia Basin Cancer FoundationLilac City LegendsSpokane Home Builders AssociationWashington State University
Columbia Basin College FoundationLongfellow ElementarySpokane HoopfestWenatchee AppleSox
Columbia Basin Veterans CenterLutheran Community Services NorthwestSpokane Lilac ParadeWenatchee Chamber of Commerce
Columbia School DistrictMary’s PlaceSpokane Mortgage Lenders AssociationWenatchee Corvette Club
Communities in Schools of Washington, Benton-Franklin, Moses Lake, Renton-Tukwila, Puyallup, & SpokaneMiddleton FarmsSpokane National Night OutWenatchee High School Mariachi Program
Cool Desert NightsMLK CenterSpokane Public Schools FoundationWenatchee Pride
Corvettes on the ColumbiaMobile Meals of WenatcheeSpokane Salish SchoolWenatchee Public Schools
Crystal Apple Awards of Tri-Cities and YakimaMoonlight ParadeSpokane SNAPWenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club
Delta High SchoolMoses Lake Chamber of CommerceSpokane Valley Chamber of CommerceWenatchee Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Dress for Success SeattleMoses Lake Police DepartmentSpokane Valley Fire DepartmentWenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Eastern Washington UniversityMoses Lake RotarySpokane Valley School DistrictWenatchee Wellness Place
Eastmont School DistrictMoses Lake School DistrictSpokane Valley TechWenatchee Wild
Edmonds School DistrictNaches Valley School DistrictSpokane VOAWest Plains Chamber of Commerce
ElevationsNational Credit Union FoundationSpokane Women Helping Women FundWest Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
Elijah Family HomesNew HopeSt. Patrick’s Catholic SchoolWomen & Children’s Free Restaurant
Embrace WashingtonNew Horizons High SchoolStephens Media GroupWomen Helping Women Foundation
Emerson ElementaryNorthwest Credit Union FoundationStevens ElementaryWorld Council of Credit Unions
Family PromiseOdyssey Youth MovementStevens Middle SchoolYakima County Crime Stoppers
Ferris High SchoolOlympic College FoundationSue’s Turkey DriveYakima Hot Shots
Festival of TreesOneAmericaSupport and Advocacy Resource Center (SARC)Yakima Memorial Hospital Foundation
Finley School DistrictOthello School DistrictTacoma Art MuseumYakima Mile
First Night Tri-CitiesPACETacoma Community HouseYakima Rotary Food Bank
Food LifelinePasco Chamber of CommerceTacoma Rainbow CenterYakima School District
Free Rein Therapeutic RidingPasco High SchoolTacoma-Pierce County Chamber of CommerceYakima Schools Foundation
Friends of the ChildrenPasco Police DepartmentThe Arc of Tri-Cities & SpokaneYakima The Space, LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Gesa Carousel of DreamsPasco School DistrictThe Brave Warrior ProjectYakima Valley Community Foundation
Gesa College Scholarships The Carl Maxey CenterYMCA of Walla Walla, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima

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