FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2023
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is happy to encourage the global credit union movement to participate in a landmark 75th anniversary celebration of International Credit Union (ICU) Day on October 19, 2023.
This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day presents a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.
"Celebrating the 75th anniversary of ICU Day underlines the resilience and dedication of the credit union movement,” said Megan Crowson, Manager of Consumer Engagement Solutions, Credit Union National Association. “It is a moment to reflect on our collective achievements and engage with our members around the world in a day of celebration. We are proud to commemorate this historic milestone in cooperation with World Council of Credit Unions and America’s Credit Unions."
“This day is internationally recognized as an opportunity to reflect on the movement's history, promote our collective achievements and prepare for the future,” said Elissa McCarter LaBorde, President and CEO of World Council of Credit Unions. “75 years is quite a milestone to observe and acknowledge the tireless effort of credit union employees and celebrate our members the world over.”
To help credit unions with their celebrations, CUNA is once again offering offers a wide range of resources at cuna.org/icuday, including:
Free downloads of:
For more information about International Credit Union Day, please visit cuna.org/icuday.
This year's event is proudly sponsored by Elan Credit Card. Learn more about their support of credit unions and their communities at Elan Credit Card's website.
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 more than 135 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 90 countries. Worldwide, 87,914 credit unions in 118 countries serve 393 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.
The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, Inc. (WFCU) vision, in partnership with the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) is to expand financial inclusion through a vibrant and growing global credit union system. WFCU's mission and charitable purpose, in realizing this shared vision with WOCCU, is to deepen engagement with U.S. credit union industry stakeholders, inviting philanthropy while offering journeys focused on advancing credit union development, credit union disaster relief, and distinct audience networks.