National Credit Union Foundation Seeks Nominees for Four New Board Seats

Do you have a passion for helping consumers achieve financial freedom and a belief in the ability of credit unions to impact the communities they serve? If so, the National Credit Union Foundation is looking for you.

Nominations are now being accepted for four new seats on the NCUF’s board of directors after the current board amended the organization’s bylaws to add additional positions.

“We are excited to expand our board to enhance our fundraising capabilities and further the foundation’s impact,” says Laida Garcia, NCUF chair and president/CEO of Floridacentral Credit Union in Tampa, Fla. “This is a unique chance to join us and help set the strategies for the foundation’s critical programs, including REAL Solutions, Credit Union Development Education (DE), Biz Kid$, CU Aid/disaster relief, and grants.”

There are three categories of NCUF board positions:

  • Credit union executive or director: These directors are either an executive officer or director of a credit union;
  • System affiliate: These directors are either a director or executive officer of an organization that is national in scope, that has as its primary purpose support of credit unions or some element of the credit union movement, that has a significant portion of its ownership or membership from the credit union system, and that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of the foundation; or
  • At-large: These directors are representatives of an organization outside of the credit union system, such as a cooperative, that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of the foundation. No more than two of the open seats will be filled with at-large directors, who are not be eligible to serve on the foundation’s executive committee.

Qualified candidates can apply for the four open seats by clicking on “Volunteer for our Board” from the NCUF home page ( to obtain the NCUF Declaration of Candidacy document. Applications must be received by Friday, April 25.

“We encourage the credit union movement’s best and brightest to submit nominations for the NCUF board,” Garcia says, “and help us improve more people’s financial lives through credit unions.”

The National Credit Union Foundation is the U.S. credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker. 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.

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