Foundation Holding “Back to School” Twitter Chat on 8/27

The Twitter chat will feature live interaction from credit unions across the country discussing how they serve their members during back to school season.

Register Now for 2015 Development Education (DE) Trainings

Winter and spring trainings are filling up fast for “one of the most transformative and unique credit union training events offered.”

National Credit Union Foundation Seeks Nominees for Four New Board Seats

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

Former NWCUA Exec to Lead NCUF Fundraising Initiatives, Biz Kid$ Outreach

Danielle Brown, a former vice president of member relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, has been named director of development and donor relations for the National Credit Union Foundation in Madison, Wis.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Pledges $2,500 to Colorado Flood Relief, Urges Donations to CUAid

The National Credit Union Foundation has activated its online disaster relief system to raise money for Colorado credit unions and their members affected by recent flooding, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has joined the effort with a $2,500 donation.

Sarah Canepa Bang Wins Wegner Award for Individual Achievement

Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.

Joining an Elite Group, Northwest CU Professionals Earn Credit Union Development Educator Certification

Three Northwest credit union professionals have joined an elite team of financial educators, earning certification as Credit Union Development Educators.

NCUF Calls for 2014 Wegner Award Nominations

Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, “widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement,” according to the NCUF’s Josie Collins.

Credit Unions: Apply Now for New NCUF ‘BizKid$’ Financial Education Grants

Credit unions have until the end of the month to apply for new “Biz Kid$” Financial Education Grants from the NCUF. The grants can be applied to any youth financial education initiatives that make use of “Biz Kid$” programming.

With Gabel as Emcee, NCUF Presents Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

More than 800 credit union advocates and their families gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday night to honor the industry’s best at the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards dinner. The NWCUA’s Denise Gabel brought her signature blend of humor and insight to her role as Master of Ceremonies.

Invest In America: Support Financial Literacy with ‘Biz Kid$’

By allocating a small portion of the inventive earned through partnership with Invest in America, credit unions can continue to support the credit union movement’s investment in financial education for America’s youth with limited impact on the bottom line.

Credit Unions Team Up to Help Ease Effects of Hurricane Sandy

In the 24 hours since its online disaster relief system was activated, the NCUF has already raised almost $25,000, including a $7,500 donation from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation, to help credit union people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Maps’ Nowacki Earns ‘International’ DE Designation

Jill Nowacki was one of six Americans to earn an International Development Educator designation at the World Credit Union Conference in July.

Nominations Open for National Credit Union Foundation Board

The National Credit Union Foundation is seeking nominations for three board seats—one system affiliate seat and two credit union executive seats, including the seat currently held by former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland.

CUAid Update: More Than $25k Raised In Response to Colorado Wildfires

Since activating its online disaster relief system CUAid.coop on June 29, the NCUF has already raised more than $25,000 from the credit union community to assist credit union people affected by the wildfires in Colorado.

Nominations Sought for Chapter Excellence, Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

With deadlines scheduled for June, nominations are currently being accepted for the NWCUA’s Chapter Excellence Awards and the NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, honoring leaders in the movement on the local and national level.

‘Biz Kid$’ DVD Sets Now Available As Fifth Season Hits Airwaves

Fresh off the start of its fifth season, the first four seasons of “Biz Kid$” are now available on DVD. The PBS financial literacy program was created in collaboration with the Washington Credit Union Foundation and is still filmed in Seattle.

MountainCrest CEO’s Retirement Honoraria to Benefit ‘BizKid$’ and DE Training

Bob Schumacher, CEO of MountainCrest Credit Union in Everett, Wash., will be retiring in December. Friends and colleagues are celebrating nationwide with honoraria gifts to the NCUF targeting two causes: ‘Biz Kid$’ and the Credit Union Development Education program.