Northwest Credit Union Foundation Seeks Three Asset-Based Trustees

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is seeking candidates to serve on its board of trustees who are dedicated to the Foundation’s objectives and its mission to fund broad-reaching initiatives that positively impact and support credit unions, their members, and their communities.

The NWCUF is a 501(c)(3) organization that engages in activities and programs designed to benefit Northwest credit unions and the communities in which they serve. This includes offering varied grant programs that support small-credit-union development, community outreach endeavors and public consumer education projects. The NWCUF also provides a robust professional development scholarship program.

The NWCUF board of trustees is currently comprised of eight seats representing the eight geographic districts of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). The board is now accepting applications from Northwest credit union professionals who would like to be considered for one of three additional board seats based on asset size. The initial term limits are staggered, and all subsequent trustees will be seated for three-year terms.

Asset Category

Term Limit

Less than $26 million

Two-Year Term, Ending in 2014

$26 – $110 million

One-Year Term, Ending in 2013

Greater than $110 million

Three-Year Term, Ending in 2015

A declaration of candidacy, which also contains a job description for Foundation board members, is available on the Foundation’s website. Declarations of candidacy must be submitted for consideration by Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

“Serving on the NWCUF board of trustees is a commitment of time and effort, yet the rewards are significant,” said Josalyn Alston, Foundation development associate. “Trustees are presented with numerous opportunities to learn more about the philanthropic industry and to develop new relationships with colleagues from across the region and across the nation.”

Any questions about service on the Foundation board or about the declaration of candidacy should be directed to Dan Hein, the NWCUF’s interim executive director, at or (206) 340-4111, ext. 111, or to Steve Wilder, NWCUF chair, at


Questions? Contact Foundation Development Associate Josalyn Alston: 206.340.4814,

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