The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is currently seeking nominations for four board seats. The nominations are for two credit union executive or director seats, a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board representative, and a corporate credit union representative. Volunteers serve up to three terms of three years each on the NCUF Board as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF Board.
The qualifications for the four NCUF board seats are as follows:
- Two credit union executive or director - Each candidate must be an executive officer or director of a credit union.
- One CUNA Board representative - Each candidate must be and remain a CUNA Board member and shall be designated by the CUNA Board of Directors.
- One corporate credit union representative – Each candidate must be and remain a president of a corporate credit union and shall be designated by the Association of Corporate Credit Unions (ACCU).
The following incumbents are serving in three of the four board seats open for nominations:
- Winona Nava, President and CEO of Guadalupe Credit Union in Santa Fe, N.M., is completing her first three-year term on the NCUF Board in the CUNA Board representative seat;
- Angela McCathran, President/CEO of People’s Trust Federal Credit Union in Houston, Texas, is completing her first three-year term on the NCUF Board in the credit union executive or director seat; and
- Lee Butke, President and CEO of Corporate One FCU in Columbus, Ohio, is completing his first three-year term on the NCUF Board in the corporate credit union representative seat.
All three have expressed interest in serving another term. The second credit union executive or director seat that will be vacant is currently filled by Rudy Hanley, President/CEO of Schools First Federal Credit Union in Santa Ana, Calif. Hanley is not running for re-election.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates interested in applying for any of these four seats can click “Volunteer for our Board” from the NCUF homepage (www.ncuf.coop) to obtain the NCUF Declaration of Candidacy document. Applications must be received by October 31, 2013.
It is also possible that the NCUF board will be expanded in the near future and more seats will be available. If so, an announcement will be made at that time with another call for nominations.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement's primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Group. All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.