‘Inspiring Hope for a Global Community’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme
Credit unions will celebrate ICU Day 2020 on October 15
April 29, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—On October 15, 2020, credit unions worldwide will be celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). Celebrated for the first time in 1948, this annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world, and ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.
International Credit Union Day is brought to you by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA)—WOCCU's direct member organization in the United States.
"This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Inspiring hope for a global community,” said Michelle Kamke, marketing projects manager at CUNA. “What better way to show how credit unions from across the world provide hope through financial services, education and support than to highlight how credit unions have advanced the lives of members during the economic uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”
Participating credit unions can showcase how members and non-members alike can turn to them for financial services, guidance and relief to overcome everyday hurdles, unexpected loss or disaster. You’re encouraged to share your memorable ICU Day plans and highlights with credit unions worldwide on social media using #ICUDay.
“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, credit unions around the globe have continued to provide a high level of service to their members and demonstrated a generosity to their local communities that has set them apart from other financial institutions. We are truly inspiring hope for a global community. I can’t think of a better theme around which to celebrate International Credit Union Day 2020,” said Brian Branch, World Council of Credit Unions’ President and CEO.
In a year like no other, credit unions can embrace this day to celebrate how they are different and the difference they make.
Learn more at https://www.woccu.org/events_and_engagement/icuday
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform 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, 85,400 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.