Headquartered in Fort Washington, TruMark Financial Credit Union – one of the region’s strongest credit unions with 22 branches and 115,000 members – is providing a significant gift to La Salle University for naming rights to its major athletic facility.
As part of a multi-year agreement, Tom Gola Arena at Hayman Hall – the home of Explorer men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball – will now be known as the Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center.
“TruMark Financial is an organization committed to Philadelphia and to La Salle University,” Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw said. “We are anticipating a long, successful relationship that enhances the on-campus student experience for years to come.”
Beginning in the fall semester of 2017, TruMark Financial will provide affordable financial products and services at a new student-operated credit union branch on La Salle’s campus.
With a full-service branch on site, students will have the benefit of learning how to manage their money more responsibly and have the opportunity to attend free financial literacy workshops.
The branch is designed with a teller pod that gives the credit union a more welcoming atmosphere, removes the barriers of traditional high banking counters, and allows for a more personal service experience.
“This new relationship aims to draw on the distinct strengths of each organization in working with youth: TruMark Financial’s commitment to providing financial education for young adults, and La Salle’s mission and tradition of combining progressive ideas with practical needs of students,” said Richard F. Stipa, CEO of TruMark.