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11.5.2018 / Gateway Gives Back

Gateway Mortgage Group Donates $16,605 to Folds of Honor During Third Quarter

JENKS, Okla., Nov. 5, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company found by Kevin Stitt, announced it has donated $16,605 to Folds of Honor in the third quarter of 2018, bringing its total annual contribution to $61,835 and its lifetime contribution to over $135,000.

Beginning in May of 2017, Gateway announced that for every mortgage loan closed through its Mortgage Centers nationwide, it would donate $5 to Folds of Honor. Gateway extended its partnership with the non-profit organization in May of 2018 for an additional 12 months whereby the company continues its pledge to support those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Gateway has a long track record of growth and our success drives us to give back to those in need,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group. “Military families know exactly what it means to serve, and Gateway strives to honor the men and women who answer the call to protect American freedoms. For the past year and a half, we have been making donations to Folds of Honor every time a new homeowner closes a loan with Gateway to further the organization’s mission of educating the families of our fallen heroes.”

Each month, Gateway and Folds of Honor co-host a local, monthly event where a Folds of Honor representative shares how the organization helps scholarship recipients alleviate the financial strain of education expenses. During these events, the participating Gateway Mortgage Center presents the monthly donation to the nonprofit alongside local customers, realtors, and other business partners.

“The stories of Folds of Honor lie in the stories of the families we serve,” said Major Dan Rooney, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor. “By continuing to stand with Folds, Gateway is advancing our mission of paying a tribute to those stories through support and continued education. With their help and commitment to strengthening families, we’re confident that we’ll be able to raise even more support for military families.”

Gateway is on track to originate more than $6 billion in mortgage loans this year and will likely service more than $20 billion of mortgages for nearly 110,000 customers by year’s end. “We are looking forward to continuing our support of Folds of Honor and military service men and women for the rest of the year and into 2019,” added Curry.

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled in combat while serving in the United States armed forces. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 16,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 3,509 in 2017. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, 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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