On this podcast, we’re talking about “Lending with a Heart” from Nueva Esperanza Community CU, which is at the intersection of financial education, well-being and philosophy. The program, which provides loans to members unable to gain credit elsewhere, recently won a Louise Herring award from CUNA. To learn more, we talk with Sue Cuevas, CEO/Manager […]



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  Kalsee Credit Union is the first and only credit union in Michigan, at this time, that offers financial education and counseling to their members through a state licensed credit counselor (Melissa Mullins) and a program entitled Aspire Financial Counseling. Melissa Mullins is a Certified Financial Counselor through the Foundation & CUNA’s Enhanced FiCEP Program. […]



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This is the second edition of our new “Getting Familiar with Your Foundation” series on our blog! Each month we will highlight a different member of our Foundation staff so you can get to know the people who make our work possible. Last month we got to know Executive Director Gigi Hyland. This month, get […]



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  On this podcast, we’re talking with a modern-day credit union pioneer: Mr. Dick Ensweiler. Dick is someone whose work speaks for itself and is a true testament to the credit union philosophy. Dick is retiring as President/CEO of the Cornerstone CU League on April 30, 2017 and I talked to him earlier this month about […]



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  April marks an important month for credit unions as we all celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month and National Financial Capability Month. This provides a great opportunity for organizations to showcase the credit union difference by going above and beyond to provide financial education to staff, members, and communities. Your Foundation is here to […]



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