ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (1/12/16)--PSCU has pledged $125,000 to America’s Credit Union Museum’s Legacy Capital Campaign to build exhibit space as well as a new exhibit, which will be named after the credit union service organization.
The Legacy Capital Campaign seeks to raise a total of $3.3 million to create a new industry research center in a second unused, museum-owned building, and provide renovations and upgrades to the existing museum building. The industry research center will not only make credit union history more accessible to visitors but will also provide digitally archived information to credit unions or researchers, the museum said.
To date, pledges to the Legacy Capital Campaign total more than $2.3 million including commitments from the Credit Union National Association and a number of credit unions.
“PSCU strives to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for our member owner credit unions, as well as the industry as whole,” said Chuck Fagan, PSCU president/CEO. “We hope our commitment to America's Credit Union Museum will help strengthen and advance the credit union movement across the country.”
Said Stephanie Smith, America’s Credit Union Museum executive director: “PSCU’s recognition of the importance of the credit union difference and their commitment to the success of America’s Credit Union Museum was evident from the beginning of our discussions. Their gift will help us create a new exhibit that will continue to tell the story of the importance of credit unions in Americans’ lives.”
America’s Credit Union Museum is located in Manchester, N.H., in the building where the first credit union in the United States began serving French-Canadian textile mill workers in 1908. The museum chronicles the beginnings and growth of credit unions over the past 100 years; tells the stories behind their unique values and philosophy; and connects the movement’s past with its present and future.
The museum also hosts credit union events and strategic planning retreats where credit union leaders can focus on the future while being surrounded by the roots of the movement.