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 24, 2014

The New York Credit Union Foundation board of trustees appointed their officers during their June 19 meeting in Saratoga, New York. The meeting took place during the first day of the Credit Union Association of New York's 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Former Vice Chair Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie FCU, has been named the Foundation's new chair. Catherine Benson, chief of lending at CFCU Community CU, will assume the duties of vice chair, and CUNA Mutual Group Sales Manager Chris Guild was elected to serve as the board's treasurer and secretary.

Two new trustees—John Felton, manager/CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU, and Jody Carpenter, VP of marketing and business development at UFirst FCU—were also named to the Foundation board.

"The Foundation and all of those who benefit from the Foundation's work are privileged to have such dedicated and capable professionals leading our board of trustees," said Vice President Allison Barna. "I'm confident that the Foundation will continue to excel in fostering the financial independence of all New Yorkers under their leadership."

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