Access Fund Offers a New Visa Platinum Rewards Card

New Visa Platinum Rewards Card offers a creative and convenient way for people to support the Access Fund.
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Boulder, CO, 11/10/2009 – The Access Fund, the national advocacy organization that keeps

U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment has a new, convenient way for

people to support the Access Fund. And it fits in your wallet.

The Access Fund and CardPartner, Inc. have joined forces to launch the Access Fund Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card. Applicants can choose between 5 unique card designs, featuring an array of sport climbing, traditional climbing, bouldering, and ice climbing photography. When a cardholder activates the card, Access Fund receives $50. Then once a month for the life of the program, Access Fund receives a check for a portion of every dollar that every cardholder charges.

“Using the Access Fund Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card for everyday purchases is an

easy way for climbers to support our work to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing

environment,” says Access Fund Executive Director Brady Robinson.

The Access Fund Visa® Platinum Rewards card offers qualified cardholders the following benefits:

• No annual fee

• 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first six months

• Ability to earn points at hundreds of participating retailers

• Ability to earn up to 15 bonus points per dollar at select merchants

• Redeem points for FREE airlines tickets, merchandise and more

• Purchase protection

• Zero liability protection for unauthorized purchases

• Emergency cash and card replacement

• 24-hour roadside assistance

Find out more about the Access Fund Visa Platinum® Rewards card at

www.accessfund.org/creditcard.

About Access Fund

Founded in 1991, the Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing

areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents

over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing,

mountaineering, and bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local

levels: climbing management policy, stewardship and conservation, local support and

mobilization, land acquisition and protection, and education. For more information, visit

www.accessfund.org.

About CardPartner

CardPartner, Inc. is an online company that specializes in helping U.S.-based membership

organizations and charities create affinity credit card programs. CardPartner is a unit of the

privately held Serverside Group, a technology provider to many of the world’s leading banks. Visa

cards offered through CardPartner are issued by UMB Bank, n.a., headquartered in Kansas City,

MO. UMB Bank approves credit decisions, grants credit, and manages the administration and

cardholder service for card programs by CardPartner.

Contacts:

Access Fund

Brady Robinson

303-545-6772 x101

brady@accessfund.org

CardPartner

Jim Donahue

302-367-6929 office/cell

donahuellc@hotmail.com

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