From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2010
Contact: Kathryn Freeman, 210-733-6604


(SAN ANTONIO, TX) — On Monday, March 8, Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) will present San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU) with the "Texas Treasure Business Award." The award Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at SACU Corporate Headquarters, located at 6061 IH 10 West.

Senator Van de Putte will be joined at the award ceremony by Senator Jeff Wentworth, Rep. Jose Menendez, Rep. Joe Farias, City Council members Mary Alice Cisneros, Ray Lopez, John Clamp, and San Antonio Spurs legend and NBA Hall of Fame member, George Gervin.

Senator Van de Putte authored the legislation creating the Texas Treasure Business Award in 2005 to honor local businesses that have operated in Texas over 50 years and that have remained committed to Texas. Since 1935, SACU has been an active member of the San Antonio community. In addition, to their history of excellent financial service to their members, SACU has also been a devoted partner to our community, giving generously to numerous community organizations and causes.

"The Legislature created the Texas Treasure Business Award to recognize the Texas businesses that have invested in our communities and have remained dedicated to the people of Texas for generations. These businesses are run by our neighbors, employ our friends and loved ones, support our local economy, and generously contribute to our community centers and schools.

"SACU is truly a company with a heart for its community and has demonstrated their commitment to San Antonio through their generous donations to organizations like the George Gervin Youth Center, Elf Louise, and United Way. I am honored to present the Texas Treasure Business Award to SACU in recognition of their 75 years of service to their members and the San Antonio community," said Senator Van de Putte.

"SACU is very proud to receive the Texas Treasure Business Award, and we appreciate Senator Van de Putte and Senator Wentworth for nominating our cooperative. We will hold this award in the highest regard and are honored to join the ranks of other fine businesses that have been given this recognition," Jeff Farver, SACU President and CEO, said.

To reserve your place in the special media parking area, please call the SACU marketing department at 210-883-6661.