MADISON, Wis. (6/16/14)--The Credit Union National Association announced last week it has donated $5,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation, a total amassed as a result of credit unions participating in CUNA training courses throughout April.
CUNA pledged $1--up to $5,000--to the NCUF every time a credit union took an online or print course in April, which also was National Financial Literacy Month.
More than 16,000 courses were called up in the month by credit unions.
"Continuing education and training for credit union professionals is so important," said Gigi Hyland, NCUF executive director. "I want to thank each and every credit union who participated in training this April as part of the 'Pay it Forward' campaign. Your hard work and dedication will go a long way in helping NCUF and state credit union foundations improve people's financial lives."
The NCUF will split the funds with state credit union foundations to "benefit all of their efforts to improve people's financial lives."
"It's an honor to be able to make this contribution toward the noble pursuits of the National Credit Union Foundation," said Marlo Foltz, CUNA vice president of blended learning, "and to know that it came about through the advancement of credit unions nationwide. We're proud to consider ourselves a part of the NCUF mission and of all the credit unions that contributed toward this donation."
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