Texas Volunteer Curtis Collins Elected to National Credit Union Foundation Board
Former Texas Volunteer of the Year Curtis Collins, who has volunteered at all levels of the credit union system for 43 years, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).
Collins currently serves as Vice Chairman and Membership Officer for JSC Federal Credit Union in Houston, and is an active Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE).
In recent years, Collins has volunteered on the boards of the Texas Credit Union Foundation, the Texas Credit Union League, and the American Red Cross Houston Chapter. Collins was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Texas Credit Union League in 2003. He also served six years as a loaned executive for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.
“While we evaluated an outstanding field of 12 highly qualified candidates,” announced NCUF Chairman Mary Cunningham, “Board members agreed that Curtis will bring valuable fundraising expertise, state credit union foundation perspectives, and a renewed spirit of volunteerism.”
“We are impressed at how the Texas Credit Union Foundation generated significant increases in the Community Investment Fund (CIF),” said NCUF Governance & Nominations Committee Chairman Chuck Purvis, after leading committee interviews of four final candidates. “Several new investments were due in large part to Curtis’ efforts to promote the CIF’s nationwide and statewide benefits to local credit union volunteers as well as managers.”
“The National Credit Union Foundation runs a wide range of CIF-funded programs including REAL Solutions, Development Education, Social Impact Management, Innovation Grants, and CU Aid,” pointed out NCUF Vice Chairman Allan McMorris. “We believe Curtis is well positioned to help the board direct these programs to ensure they make the maximum positive impact on the credit union movement.”
“It is an honor to work with each of the NCUF Board members and staff in carrying on the great programs the Foundation is implementing,” said Collins. “I will enthusiastically work for the continued success of the Foundation’s current programs and the development of new programs and projects to financially enhance credit unions and their members.”
Collins is taking part this week at the NCUF Board’s organizational meeting in Denver, Colorado.