Foundation Holding Giving Tuesday Twitter Chat on 12/1

To celebrate Giving Tuesday, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Tuesday, December 1st at 3 pm (CT). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their charitable giving activities and more.

Credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their philanthropy, donation policies, scholarships, special holiday programs, communications around community giving, and more. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in Wentzville, Mo. will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

Tickets & Sponsorship Now Available for Foundation's Wegner Dinner

Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the 28th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The dinner will take place on February 22, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

“Over seven months later, people are still talking about this past Wegner dinner and how much it raised the bar for coming years,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the National Credit Union Foundation. “We are certainly up to the challenge and expect an amazing experience at the 2016 dinner.”

On the Blog: Credit Unions Give Back for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday to appreciate all the blessings you have in life and give thanks. Many credit unions across the United States celebrate this holiday by giving thanks to their members and giving back to their communities in a unique way. One of the Seven Credit Union Cooperative Principles is concern for community, which makes Thanksgiving and the holiday season an important time for credit unions to give back.

While you and many of your members may be celebrating Thanksgiving with large meals surrounded by family, others in your community may not be as fortunate. We found a few credit unions who have done special work to help out those less fortunate in their communities to highlight.

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