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October 16, 2019

World Council, CUNA continue push for increased CDP funding

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Wednesday called on House and Senate appropriators to increase funding for the USAID's Cooperative Development Program (CDP) to $17 million, up from the previous year’s $12 million.

October 10, 2019

State Employees’ Credit Union Gifts $125,000 to Project Storm Break

MADISON, Wis—State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, made an overwhelming donation of $125,000 to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to support Project Storm Break—exceeding expectations for the disaster relief fund helping credit unions in The Bahamas recover from of Hurricane Dorian.

October 10, 2019

Celebrate International Credit Union Day® with WOCCU

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will spotlight International Credit Union Day 2019 on Thursday, October 17 with a truly global celebration of the 71st anniversary—featuring a daylong social media promotion of ICU Day activities and events spanning multiple continents.

October 03, 2019

Project Storm Break to Help Bahamian Credit Unions Rebuild

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the charitable arm of World Council of Credit Unions, is distributing Project Storm Break funds to help two credit unions in The Bahamas repair infrastructure and replace equipment damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

October 02, 2019

PSECU Donates Satellite Phones to World Council

MADISON, Wis./HARRISBURG, Pa.—Recognizing that one phone call could save a life, PSECU, Pennsylvania’s anytime, anywhere digital credit union, donated a collection of satellite phones to World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). The 25 Iridium 9505A devices, valued at approximately $12,000, are being repurposed by World Council's fundraising arm—Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions—to support its global disaster recovery and development projects.

September 27, 2019

Project Storm Break Surpasses $200,000

MADISON, Wis.—In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated several credit unions in The Bahamas, an additional $100,000 has poured into Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Project Storm Break fund—bringing the total amount donated to more than $200,000.

September 26, 2019

GWLN Promotes Opportunities for Women in North Macedonia

MADISON, Wis.—The head of World Council’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) is in Skopje, North Macedonia this week to discuss the importance of women’s empowerment, their opportunities to advance professionally and personally—and providing for financial inclusion through credit unions.

September 25, 2019

Brazilian Credit Union Professionals Connect with CUNA, NCUA, NASCUS

MADISON, Wis.—Dozens of professionals from UNICRED—one of Brazil’s largest credit union systems—are learning about the U.S. credit union system and exploring innovative strategies to improve member service on a World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Classroom visit to the Washington, D.C. area this week.

September 10, 2019

Exploring the Future for Credit Unions in Estonia

MADISON, Wis.—To find the future, you might not think to look in a small Eastern European nation tucked between Russia and the Baltic Sea. But that’s exactly where professionals from the Virginia Credit Union League (VCUL) and CULedger found it—in more ways than one—during an August WOCCU Global Classroom visit to Estonia.

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