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Gateway Celebrates Folds of Honor with Donation

TULSA, Okla., August 26, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, is proud to present a check to Folds of Honor for $79,095. The amount represents Gateways donation for the first six months of 2020. Each month, Gateway donates $5 for every mortgage loan closed through its retail locations. With more than 150 mortgage centers across the country, Gateway has donated a total of $270,540 to Folds of Honor since the partnership began almost three years ago in January 2018. Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service. 

“Our mission is to strengthen families in the communities we serve, and we especially strive to support the military families who have made great sacrifices to protect our freedom,” said Scott Gesell, CEO at Gateway. “We are honored to work with Folds of Honor, an organization that does so much for our country’s veterans and their communities.”

Gateway experienced record-setting months in April, May and June, with the company reaching over $1 billion in residential mortgage loans each month. Gateway is on its way to originating more than $10 billion in mortgage loans, assisting thousands of families, and putting the company on track to potentially surpass its record-breaking year of $7.7 billion funded loans in 2019.

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by 

Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, please visit

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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