Danielle Brown Named Director of Development & Donor Relations at NCUF

Brown to lead NCUF fundraising initiatives and Biz Kid$ outreach

Danielle Brown

After working with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) for a number of years in various capacities, Danielle Brown is now Director of Development and Donor Relations for NCUF effective January 6, 2014.

Brown’s main duties will include NCUF development, fundraising, donor relations and serve as NCUF liaison to the State Credit Union Foundation Network. Brown will also continue to be the national coordinator of Biz Kid$, a role which she has contracted with NCUF for the past few years, where she is responsible for advancing the funding, use, and integration of Biz Kid$ within the credit union movement.

“I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to reaching out to supporters who will help build upon NCUF’s mission to help credit unions improve people’s financial lives,” said Brown.

“Danielle brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Foundation and we couldn’t be happier to work with her in this new role,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF Executive Director.

Before working with NCUF as national program coordinator for Biz Kid$, Danielle served as Vice President of Member Relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, where she also served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Credit Union Foundation. Prior to the merger of the Oregon and Washington Leagues, Danielle was Senior Vice President of Operations for the Credit Union Association of Oregon.

Brown served on the Executive Committees of the National Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors and the State Credit Union Foundation Network. Danielle is a past instructor of credit union courses at Mt. Hood Community College and has earned the Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation from NCUF. She is a former board member of the Oregon Jump$tart Coalition, Credit Union Women’s Association, and Financial Women International. Prior to her work at the association, Danielle was a Compliance Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union. She started her credit union career as Assistant Manager at Portland Onized Federal Credit Union.

Additional Recent NCUF Staff Changes
Jenni Speth was recently promoted to the role of Administration & Meeting Coordinator and Cameron Newfarmer has been hired as Finance and Administration Coordinator.

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.

Description: Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity sealThe 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.