Partnering From The Start
Fitzsimons Army Hospital (FAH) Federal Credit Union opened in 1955 with only 15 members and $360 in assets. Our mission, even with limited resources, was to provide trusted, local financial services to our community. We were able to accomplish that dream, and for 40 years we provided services primarily for active service members, local veterans, healthcare workers of Fitzsimons Army Hospital, National Jewish Health and their families. Serving those who serve is part of our legacy.
In 1995, the U.S. Army announced that they would be closing the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. In order to continue providing financial services to our membership, we applied to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to become a community charter for Aurora. That is until 2020, when we expanded our charter to include those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver Counties.
We’re proud to welcome many more members from across the Colorado community. In order to emphasize our commitment to an equal partnership between credit union board of directors, supervisory committees, employees, and members, we now serve as “Fitzsimons Federal Credit Union – a partnering credit union”.
A Small Business That’s Making A Big Difference
We started with $360. Today, we have assets around $200 million. We’re able to provide better rates on loans and better returns on savings to our members more now than ever. But no matter how much we’ve grown, we’re still committed to providing trusted, local financial services to our community.
Our recent efforts to serve the underserved have not gone unnoticed. In 2016, Fitzsimons Credit Union received the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions for our dedicated efforts to serve the Hispanic and Latinx community. A year later, we were honored with an Excellence in Lending Award by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for being the best of the best in lending, serving those of low to modest means. And we continued to help those in need by making over $300,000 in emergency loans to members during the 2020 pandemic. In 2021, Fitzsimons Credit Union was named Credit Union of the Year for the asset category of $101 million – $500 million by the Mountain West Credit Union Association. 2 years later, Fitzsimons Credit Union was presented with the 2023 Business for the Arts Awards by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) for organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the arts and creative industries and the Arts + Business Connection (ABC) Award by Aurora Chamber of Commerce for partnerships with business and demonstrating and promoting the value of integrating the arts as a business tool.
We’ve Done This Before
Having helped people build solid financial futures for over 65 years, we’ve walked our members down the path to financial independence many times over. We’re drawing on wisdom that extends back generations. When you partner with us, you have access to the best financial wisdom of our community.
Maybe you’re just starting your independent financial journey. Maybe you’ve already built a lot of wealth. No matter where you are in your financial journey, we have resources, accounts, and services to help you achieve your financial goals.
We’d love to partner with you.
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