Donate items and custom experiences to WOCCU’s online auction

All proceeds will further WOCCU’s mission to improve lives through credit unions

June 20, 2011

Crissy Cheney
Auction co-chair Crissy Cheney, wife of CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney, bids on an item at last year's live auction in Las Vegas.

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) believes there is no better way to empower the world's working poor than through credit unions. Donate an auction item or custom experience to WOCCU's charity auction and help raise funds to expand credit union access and improve lives on an international level.

Get involved by donating an item at (click on the "Donate Items" button on the left) and start bidding July 11, 2011 when the auction goes live.

"This is a fantastic way to support developing credit union systems. Get creative and donate something that represents you, your credit union, league or location. Bidders always love the variety and unique items," said Crissy Cheney, wife of CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney, who is co-chairing the auction this year with Judy Ensweiler, wife of Texas Credit Union League President and CEO Dick Ensweiler. "The online auction truly has something for everyone, from distinctive regional items to personal experiences you can't find anywhere else."

Popular items in the past include state-themed baskets, tickets to sporting events, unique travel experiences and items related to a credit union's primary membership.

All proceeds go to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, WOCCU's charitable arm, to support credit union development programs and further WOCCU's mission of improving people's lives through credit unions. For more information about the auction, contact Jeri Davis at +1-608-395-2088 or

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: (608) 395-2000