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GIVING BACK

We Pay it Forward by Giving Back

The communities we serve are at the heart of everything we do. Whether through our Member Giveback program, sponsorships and donations, or college scholarships, we understand that strengthening our communities makes all of us stronger.

Member Giveback

Sometimes a tote bag isn’t the surprise gift you really need.

With Keesler Federal’s innovative Member Giveback program, you could win your car payment, your direct deposit doubled up to $2,000, your mortgage payment up to $1,000 or one of many prizes just for being a Keesler Federal member. You could even win a cruise for two. Why do we do it? Because we think you deserve more.

We select 36 winners every month. If you use one or more of the following products or services, you could be next!1

Branch Transaction

10 members who perform a transaction in one of our branches will receive $100.
Find a branch near you

Mobile App

10 members who use our mobile app will receive $100.
Download our app

Bill Pay

10 members who use our bill pay will receive $100
Log in to online banking to sign up

Certificate

1 member with an open Share Certificate will receive a cruise for two at a destination of choice.

Visit a branch today to open your certificate.

Direct Deposit

1 member with direct deposit will have their deposit matched up to $2,000
Log in to online banking to sign up

Mortgage Loan

1 member with a mortgage through Keesler Federal will have their payment reimbursed up to $1,000
Apply for a mortgage

Auto Loan

1 member with a Keesler Federal auto loan payment will be reimbursed up to $1,000
Apply for an auto loan

Personal Loan

1 member with a Keesler Federal signature loan payment will be reimbursed up to $1,000
Apply for a personal loan

Credit Card

1 member with a Keesler Federal credit card will have their payment reimbursed up to $1,000
Apply for a credit card

Keesler Federal paid my very last house note. I still can’t believe it!

— Marlene F., Biloxi, MS

Sponsorships & Donations

We’re committed to giving back to the local communities we call home. In 2018, we granted over $160,000 in sponsorships and donations. Here’s just a sample of some of the community projects we’ve proudly helped support.

Man golfing at Eagles Under the Oaks

Eagles Under the Oaks

Organized in partnership with The Oaks Golf Course in Pass Christian, this annual 18-hole golfing event raises funds for Combat Wounded Veterans of South Mississippi.

people rowing in a boat at dragon boat races

United Way Dragon Boat Races

This fierce competition puts strength and coordination to the test. Teams race across the water to compete for the Winner’s Paddle, while raising funds for the United Way of South Mississippi.

four jets flying across the sky

Thunder Over the Sound

During this family-fun event, the best Air Force flyers, including the famous Thunder Birds, stun audiences with their high-flying, gravity-defying aeronautical stunts.

Request a Donation or Sponsorship

Keesler Federal is committed to investing in events and organizations that positively impact the community and the members we serve.

What we support

  • Retired military, veterans, active duty military and military family support
  • Local youth support, education or development programs
  • Financial education
  • Community development projects
  • Serving people with special needs, including those with health problems, the homeless and the hungry
  • Cultural development
  • Military-related business development activities

What we DON'T support

  • For-profit, religious or political organizations2
  • National organizations or organizations that do not directly benefit the communities served by the credit union3
  • Social outings, parties, alumni banquets, family reunions4
  • Donations to individuals
  • Organizations that have previously received donations in the calendar year

Please keep in mind:

  • Consideration will be based on availability of funds.
  • Keesler Federal members will be given priority over requests by nonmembers.
  • Keesler Federal must be guaranteed recognition by the organization or group making the request, such as published advertising, booth space, or signage.
  • A photo or other proof of advertisement must be submitted to the Marketing department after the event in order to be considered for future donations or sponsorships.

Are you working on a project you would like us to support?

Make a donation or sponsorship request

Lisa J. Stubbs Memorial Scholarship Contest

Win $1,000 towards your education! Each year, Keesler Federal awards three undergraduate dependent students and two adult students a $1,000 scholarship for winning entries in our annual essay contest.

Who’s eligible

The contest is open to Keesler Federal members in good standing who will be full-time college students in the upcoming school year.

How to apply

The 2019 essay deadline has passed. Our 2020 essay contest will open in April 2020.

About Lisa J. Stubbs

In 1992, the scholarship program was dedicated to Lisa J. Stubbs, a Keesler Federal employee of over 8 years. While employed full time at the credit union, Lisa attended night classes, working toward her degree. Lisa died at the age of 25 after a lifelong struggle with cystic fibrosis.

Since Lisa’s courage and determination were an inspiration to all who knew her, the scholarship program was renamed in her honor in hopes that her spirit of achievement would inspire others to reach new heights.

Disclosures

1Federally insured by NCUA. Membership eligibility required. See contest rules.
2This excludes the political action committees working on behalf of credit unions.
3This excludes national emergencies or natural disasters, or credit union trade association fundraisers.
4Some consideration may be given to organizations within the credit union’s field of membership.

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