For immediate release | May 20, 2013

The addition of the UMB Rewards Credit Card significantly expands ALA’s Affinity/Member Value Programs (MVP)

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and UMB CardPartner ( have launched the American Library Association affinity Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card, expanding its Affinity/MVP Programs for ALA members.

The American Library Association Visa® Platinum Rewards card offers qualified cardholders exceptional benefits including competitive rates and terms. “Using The American Library Association Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card for everyday purchases is an easy way for ALA personal members to both support ALA, while gaining the benefits offered via the Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card, said Ron Jankowski, membership director, American Library Association.

Find out more about The American Library Association Visa® Platinum Rewards card and apply online by visiting or the Member Benefits area of the ALA Website.

About CardPartner

CardPartner ( specializes in helping U.S.-based membership organizations and charities create affinity credit card programs. CardPartner is owned and operated by UMB Bank, n.a., the lead bank of UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF) – a financial services holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Visa credit cards offered through CardPartner are issued by UMB Bank, n.a., and the bank approves credit decisions, grants credit, and manages the administration for card programs offered by CardPartner. For more information about UMB, visit

About American Library Association:

The American Library Association (ALA), the voice of America's libraries, is the oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world. Its 58,000 members are primarily librarians but also trustees, publishers and other library supporters. The association represents all types of libraries; its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.


Ron Jankowski

American Library Association


Craig Jones

UMB Bank, N.A



Ron Jankowski

Director Membership Development

Communications & Member Relations (CMR)