Credit unions across New York are improving their communities and empowering people of all ages to become financially independent. And every step of the way, the New York Credit Union Foundation is supporting them.

By providing grants and other financial aid, the Foundation helps credit unions:

  • Teach critical financial skills to adults, youth and children
  • Enhance member service with new technologies and initiatives
  • Provide staff and volunteers with training opportunities
  • Distribute relief funds to those impacted by natural disasters

Each grant the Foundation provides helps strengthen the entire New York credit union community. So when you support the Foundation, you're doing much more than donating to a charity. You're investing in credit unions, their members and the powerful legacy of "people helping people."

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June 17, 2015

The New York Credit Union Foundation board of trustees appointed their officers during a June 11 meeting in Bolton Landing, New York. The meeting took place during the first day of the New York Credit Union Association's 2015 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie FCU, will continue to serve as the Foundation's chair, and Catherine Benson, chief of lending at CFCU Community CU, will again serve as vice chair. John Felton, manager and CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU, was named the board's secretary and treasurer.

New trustees include: Cristina Morrissiey, financial center manager at AmeriCU Credit Union, and Cara Babicz, loan officer at Great Erie FCU. Babicz previously represented the Foundation's board of trustees as the representative for NYCUA's Young Professionals Commission, which is tasked with recruiting young adults as employees and volunteers and advancing them into positions of leadership within the New York credit union community.

Terri Oakland, technology services coordinator at TCT FCU, will serve as the Commission's new representative.

"Our board of trustees believes in the credit union movement and believes in the Foundation," said Foundation Vice President Allison Barna. "Together, with the board's leadership and guidance, we will continue to advance our cause and foster the financial independence of all New Yorkers."