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Karen Hart Legacy Society

A challenge our generation faces is the preservation of what past generations have built. There is hope as we have opportunities to come together and ensure tomorrow’s credit union movement is secure for those who follow. Become a contributor of the Cornerstone Foundation’s Karen Hart Legacy Society today and help provide for the future.

Your gift will sustain the good work of the Cornerstone Foundation for the greater benefit of our regional credit unions.

Giving opportunities to sustain our cooperative community include:

  • Memorial or Honorarium
  • Bequest through will or trust
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • One-Time Cash Gift
  • Multi-Year Cash Gift

Use the "this donation is being given in honor or memory of an individual" option when donating.

Every Donation Truly Makes an Impact

No matter how small, your generous gift will sustain the good work of the Cornerstone Foundation and ensure that funds are available to help credit unions in need—even those in the future that exceed our lifetimes.


As you consider making this intentional decision to donate, we invite you to contact Staci Zale, development director, personally at 214-455-5482 to discuss the available options and what might work best for you.

About Karen Hart

Karen HartTo honor Karen Hart’s 41-year career in dedicated service to credit unions, the Cornerstone Foundation launched the Karen Hart Legacy Society. Credit unions can become part of the Society and make a donation to create an impact that extends beyond the span of one’s career or lifetime.

Karen Hart’s career at Cornerstone League (formerly Texas Credit Union League) started at 17. Forty-one years later, in 2021, she retired, having advanced from a check typist to chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, and executive vice president. This lifelong commitment to an organization is uncommon; however, for Hart Cornerstone and credit unions were a higher calling. 

“I love this company, and it’s just that simple,” Hart said. “To quote one of my favorite movies, Aliens, ‘Every day is a holiday, every meal is a banquet, every paycheck is a fortune, and every formation is a parade.’ I have always taken great pride in everything we do for credit unions. I believe in our principles, our philosophy, and the fact that we go above and beyond to serve a movement that gives back. There is no better job.”