The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has already raised nearly $1 million from credit union organizations as part of its annual Supporters’ Program. The Supporters’ Program raises funds for NCUF’s programs and grants while providing benefits such as heightened visibility for donors.
“NCUF Supporters help provide critical support for our programs to help make financial freedom achievable through credit unions,” said Bucky Sebastian, NCUF Executive Director. “It’s also a great way for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the credit union movement and our philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’”
The deadline to become a Foundation Supporter is February 1, 2013 to ensure recognition at The National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards on February 25, 2013 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). There is also a private reception prior to the dinner for NCUF Supporters.
More information on the NCUF Supporters’ Program is online here or at ncuf.coop>Support NCUF>NCUF Supporters’ Program.
The NCUF Supporters’ Program allows the Foundation to provide assistance to credit unions and credit union members through REAL Solutions, Credit Union Development Education (DE) training, grants, Biz Kid$ and disaster relief fundraising. Additional ways to support NCUF include investing in the Community Investment Fund (CIF) or by making a donation.
Current NCUF Supporters through the NCUF Supporters’ Program include: American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, Catalyst Corporate FCU, Coastal FCU, CO-OP Financial Services, Corporate One FCU, Credit Union Association of New York, Credit Union Direct Corporation, Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU), Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), CUNA, CUNA Mutual Group, Diebold, Elevations CU, FIS, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Harland Clarke, Illinois Credit Union League, Indiana Credit Union Foundation, Maine Credit Union League, MEMBERS Trust Company, Montana Credit Union Network, Mountain America CU, National Cooperative Bank, New Mexico Educators FCU, North Carolina Credit Union League, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, The ProCon Group, SchoolsFirst FCU, Texas Credit Union Foundation, TransUnion, VISA, Wisconsin Credit Union League, and World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU).
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.