“Financial Fitness Day” Supports State & National Fin Ed Programs
Madison, Wis. – The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is inviting credit union organizations to hold a “Financial Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 6, 2016 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month™. This initiative will raise funds for the Foundation and the Credit Union Foundation of Nebraska (CUFN).
To participate, credit union organizations should hold a Jeans or Casual Day fundraiser for staff on April 6th.
“Holding a casual day for staff on April 6th is a fun and easy way to support for such an essential cause across the country,” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Development and Donor Relations. “Financial education is a critical focus of many credit union’s outreach efforts in order to improve the financial well-being of their members’ and community. Your support ensures that the Credit Union Foundation of Nebraska, as well as the National Credit Union Foundation, can continue to provide you with more programs, grants and resources to help you improve your members’ lives.”
“Participating in Financial Fitness Day will be a great opportunity, to not only support the National and state foundations, but it gives employees a fun way to celebrate being a part of such a wonderful credit union movement,” said Amy Shaw, Director of League Initiatives and CUFN Liaison.
The campaign website can be found at financialfitnessday.com. Included on the website are other campaign resources such as additional fundraising ideas, sample newsletter/blog articles, sign-up sheets, supporter sticker and wall pin-up templates, sample tweets and social media images (such as “memes”), web buttons and banners, and more.
“The theme this year for Youth Month is ‘Credit Union Strong,’ which is all about showing young members why credit unions are the number one place for financial fitness,” said Jeremiah Tucker, Youth Month Coordinator for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). “Kicking off with a Financial Fitness Day is a great tie-in to this theme. More so, we encourage you to position your credit unions as a source of financial strength all month long, where staff members serve as personal trainers to get kids in top financial shape.”
Donations made as part of the initiative will be split 50/50 between the Foundation and the Credit Union Foundation of Nebraska. The donations can be made at financialfitnessday.com.
About the Credit Union Foundation of Nebraska (CUFN):
The mission of the CUFN is “promoting the shared values of people helping people” The CUFN will provide the Nebraska credit union community with grants and other financial assistance. These grants are to be used by credit unions to deliver adult and youth financial education, enhance member service, train staff/volunteers and assist those impacted by natural disasters.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.