DES MOINES, Iowa (2/24/14)--Hispanic market solutions company Coopera, in partnership with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), has developed a grant fund in honor of the late Warren Morrow, credit union advocate and Coopera founder.
The Warren Morrow Hispanic Growth Fund, established through the National Credit Union Foundation, will help credit unions with less than $500 million in assets start or enhance a Hispanic growth program.
"Warren was a visionary in the credit union industry who saw immense potential for growth for those cooperatives that focused strategically on serving the largest, fastest-growing and youngest community in the United States," said Miriam De Dios, Coopera CEO. "To carry on his legacy, this fund supports what Warren believed deeply--that credit unions were the avenue to providing dignified financial services to Hispanics," she added.
"I can't think of a better way to celebrate Warren than by carrying forward his vision," commented Jill Tomalin, CUNA executive vice president and chief operating officer.
To kick off contributions to the fund, Coopera will donate $1,000 as a part of its participation in the "Make a Difference" project hosted from its booth (#329) at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference through Thursday in Washington, D.C.
To donate, use the link.
A celebration will take place at the 2014 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, scheduled for Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.