Foundation Releases Toolkit on Helping Members with Medical Debt

Credit unions looking for information and tools to help members with medical debt now have an added aid, a Medical Debt Toolkit, recently released from the National Credit Union Foundation.

This new Medical Debt Toolkit from the Foundation contains information collected from a range of sources and provides credit union staff with a framework to identify medical debt issues and help members resolve their medical debt. It also provides information on how staff can help members quickly reduce or at least limit some medical bills.

Nominations Now Open for 2016 Wegner Awards

Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 22, 2016 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

“The Foundation’s Wegner Awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement, so we encourage you to nominate your best and brightest for these prestigious awards,” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development.

47 CU Professionals Become Certified CU Development Educators (CUDEs)

Forty-seven credit union professionals, one of the largest classes yet, became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after being guided by dedicated program facilitators and mentors through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation).

DE Training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues while incorporating challenges credit unions face today. The Spring DE training was held April 29-May 6, 2015 at the Lowell Center on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis.