AOTA Offers New Affinity Rewards Credit Card

BETHESDA, MD (June 24, 2014)—The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and UMB CardPartner have joined forces to launch the AOTA affinity Visa® Platinum Rewards credit card.

For the life of the card program, AOTA will receive a portion of every dollar that each cardholder charges. The American Occupational Therapy Association Visa® Platinum Rewards card offers qualified cardholders exceptional benefits, including competitive rates and terms.

“Using The American Occupational Therapy Association Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card is an easy way for users to show support for the profession of occupational therapy,” said Frederick P. Somers, Executive Director of AOTA. “Contributions made to the Association through everyday purchases will help support AOTA’s mission to ensure that consumers receive the occupational therapy services they need, to protect the quality of therapy services, to provide resources to support our members, and to build a strong community of occupational therapy practitioners.”

To find out more about The American Occupational Therapy Association Visa® Platinum Rewards card and to apply online, visit

Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, visit

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 CardPartner, visit To learn more about UMB, visit