CUNA Mutual Gathers 600 "Signs of Commitment" to Credit Unions

Signatures Raise $3,000 for National Credit Union Foundation

The "Sign of Commitment" wall is part of CUNA Mutual's "TRUE Commitment" campaign.
600 attendees of the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference pledged their commitment to credit unions.

In the process, they raised $3,000 for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).
CUNA Mutual Group Legislative Consultant Larry Blanchard and Chief Sales Officer Bob Trunzo present a $2,500 check to NCUF Executive Director Steve Delfin and Deputy Director Steve Bosack.  The $2,500 represents the first 500 credit union supporters to add their names to the "Sign of Commitment."CUNA Mutual Group contributed $5 to NCUF for every GAC delegate who demonstrated their commitment to credit unions by adding their signature to a “Sign of Commitment.”

The 5-foot-by-8-foot signature wall was displayed in CUNA Mutual’s booth in the exhibit hall at the Washington Convention Center.

In the photo on the right, CUNA Mutual Group Legislative Consultant Larry Blanchard and Chief Sales Officer Bob Trunzo present a $2,500 check to NCUF Executive Director Steve Delfin and Deputy Director Steve Bosack. The $2,500 represents the first 500 credit union supporters to add their names to the "Sign of Commitment."

“This challenging economic environment is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the cooperative character that binds us,” said Christopher Roe, CUNA Mutual's senior vice president of corporate and legislative affairs. “The Sign of Commitment is one way CUNA Mutual wants to show our support and reinforce the movement’s philosophy of people helping people.”

Commitment Will Help Sustain Credit Union Development Education

NCUF Executive Director Steve Delfin said these funds and additional support provided by CUNA Mutual will enable the Foundation to sustain and grow the Credit Union Development Education (DE) program.

“More than 800 credit union professionals and volunteers have experienced DE training, which helps put into action the cooperative values and principles that make credit unions uniquely socially responsible,” said Delfin. “CUNA Mutual’s ongoing commitment to NCUF and Development Education is greatly appreciated.”

Everyone who added their name to the Sign of Commitment was given a wristband to wear as a symbol of their commitment to the credit union movement.

About CUNA Mutual

CUNA Mutual Group is a leading provider of financial services to credit unions, their members and valued customers worldwide. With more than 70 years of market commitment, CUNA Mutual’s vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence and customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.

More information is available on CUNA Mutual’s website at www.cunamutual.com.