MADISON, WI (September 28, 2022) – The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is currently seeking candidates for its volunteer Board of Directors. Four seats have terms expiring at the end of 2022.
Three seats are eligible for applications—two incumbents will seek re-election—while the fourth seat will be appointed by CUNA. To be considered, applications must be received by 5 pm CT on Friday, October 28, 2022.
The Foundation is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement. Through innovative grants, experiential learning and education programs, industry events and resources, it serves as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions.
“Over the last decade, the Foundation has rallied the credit union movement to focus on improving financial well-being for all,” said Executive Director Gigi Hyland. “We have established a system-wide understanding of both the need in our communities, and the opportunity for credit unions to grow and thrive by addressing it. Now the credit union movement must act.
“The Foundation’s role as a catalyst is to ignite that action. To support and explore opportunities for innovation, to inspire change at a local level that has national impact. The strategic counsel of our Board of Directors is critical to that work.”
The seats and qualifications for each are as follows:
- Seat 1 – CUNA Board Representative. Patrick Pierce, CEO, City & County Credit Union is the incumbent appointee but is not seeking re-election. The CUNA Board of Directors has appointed Debbie Smith, President/CEO, Georgia United CU, to fill this seat for ratification by the Foundation Board in December.
- Seat 7 – Credit union executive or director. Qualifications: Must currently be and remain an executive officer or director of a credit union. Dan Kampen, EVP/CFO, Bellco Credit Union, is the incumbent and will run for re-election.
- Seat 10 – Credit union executive or director. Qualifications: Must currently be and remain an executive officer or director of a credit union. Jenny Vipperman, CLO, Vystar Credit Union, is the incumbent and will run for re-election.
- Seat 16 – Credit union executive or director or system affiliate or at-large. Qualifications: Must be and remain (i) an executive officer or director of a credit union, or (ii) a director or executive officer of an organization that is national in scope, that has as its primary purpose support of credit unions or some element of the credit union movement, that has a significant portion of its ownership or membership from the credit union system and that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of the Foundation, or (iii) a representative of an organization outside of the credit union system that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of the Foundation (“At-large”). Howard Spencer, Board Member, Northland Area Federal Credit Union, is completing his third team and is ineligible for a further term.
The application packet and further information is available on the Foundation’s website, www.ncuf.coop