Alpine Bank, CMC announce check card deal |

Alpine Bank, CMC announce check card deal

Daily staff report
Vail, CO, Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Alpine Bank and Colorado Mountain College recently announced a new debit card that will build the college’s scholarship program.

Each time the card is used, Alpine Bank will donate 10 cents to the Colorado Mountain College Foundation for general scholarships to aid nontraditional students. Although the average full-time CMC student is of traditional college age (18 to 21 years old), the majority of the community college’s students attend part time. The average part-time CMC student is a 36-year-old woman who holds at least one job and takes two classes.

“We are extremely grateful to Alpine Bank for their leadership in this check-card program,” said Alexandra Yajko, chief executive of the CMC Foundation. “These students don’t always have access to the same financial assistance as traditional-age students, so these scholarships will be most welcome.”

Alpine Bank started the Loyalty Visa Check Card program in 1997 to reward customer loyalty and to benefit students, teachers and schools needing classroom support. The program has raised more than $1 million for local schools and students.

In 2004, the program was expanded to feature three new card categories that support local nonprofit groups and projects in the arts, nonprofit social-service groups and environmental projects. These cards have raised more than $100,000 in two years.

Alpine Bank is a $2 billion asset organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs and 33 offices in western Colorado.

Colorado Mountain College is a two-year, comprehensive community college with 11 sites on seven campuses. The college provides liberal arts and science certificates, associate degree programs and vocational training.

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