HOUSTON (2/14/08)--Former 2003 Texas Volunteer of the Year Curtis Collins is the first volunteer to be elected to a three-year term on the board of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Collins--who has volunteered at all levels of the credit union system for 43 years--is vice chairman and membership officer for JSC FCU, Houston. He also is an active credit union development educator. In recent years, Collins has volunteered on the boards of the Texas Credit Union Foundation, the Texas Credit Union League, and the American Red Cross Houston Chapter. He also served six years as a loaned executive for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast. “Board members agreed that Curtis will bring valuable fundraising experience, state credit union foundation perspectives, and a renewed spirit of volunteerism,” said NCUF Chairman Mary Cunningham. “We are impressed with how the Texas Credit Union Foundation generated significant increases in the Community Investment Fund (CIF),” said NCUF Governance and Nominations Committee Chairman Chuck Purvis. Because of Collins’ efforts to promote CIF benefits to local credit union professionals, several new investments were made, Purvis added.