Hughes Federal Credit Union raises $3,725 for Tucson Wildlife Foundation


Hughes Federal Credit Union raises $3,725 for Tucson Wildlife Foundation
through its affinity debit card program.


TUCSON, Ariz. (March 23, 2021) — Hughes Federal Credit Union raised $3,725 for the Tucson Wildlife Foundation through $5 donations for each new Diana Madaras “Bobcat at the Pool” debit card issued to members in 2020. Since 2019, more than $7,875 has been donated to the center through the popular Madaras card.

The Tucson Wildlife Center’s largely volunteer team rescues sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, providing veterinary and rehabilitation care that allows them to release healthy animals back into the wilderness while also offering educational programs on habitat protection and peaceful coexistence with native wildlife.

“The center achieves remarkable results exclusively through donations and grants,” said Hughes President and General Manager Robert J. Swick. “Hughes, Diane Madaras and our Madaras debit card holders are honored to support the mission of this state-of-the-art wildlife hospital which cares for more than 5,000 animals each year.”

Co-founders Lisa Bates and Peter Lininger said that donations like Hughes’ have allowed them to continue caring for Southern Arizona’s native wildlife for 22 years. “We are deeply touched by Hughes’ generosity and appreciate the credit union’s support, especially during these times of difficulty for us all,” said Bates and Lininger.

Diana Madaras is an eight-time recipient of the Arizona Daily Star’s Reader’s Choice Award for “Tucson’s Best Artist,” and, like Hughes, supports a number of local charities. All Madaras-designed debit cards are free to Hughes members who have a Checking PLUS or checking account and also entitle users to a 10 percent discount on merchandise with Diana Madaras images at the Madaras Gallery. For more information visit

About Tucson Wildlife Center
Tucson Wildlife Center is dedicated to the rescue, emergency medical care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife before return to the wild, while promoting education, habitat protection and peaceful coexistence with wildlife. The Tucson Wildlife Center is Southern Arizona’s only state-of-the-art wildlife hospital that operates around the clock and 365 days a year. All services are provided free to the public. Learn more at

About Hughes Federal Credit Union
Established in 1952, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a local, full-service financial institution with more than 150,000 members and $1.7 billion dollars in assets. Hughes is rated as one of the best Arizona credit unions by Forbes for three years running. Hughes is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974. For more information please visit