'Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow’ is this year’s International Credit Union Day theme

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021
Washington, DC


On October 21, 2021, credit unions worldwide will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). 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. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.  

“This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” said Ariel Bilskey, director of blended learning at CUNA. “Financial well-being for all is a shared commitment among America’s credit unions, Leagues, and CUNA.” 

CUNA’s Board recently approved the following unity statement: 

Financial well-being is the state of a person’s financial situation, their degree of control, and how they feel about their money. 

Improving people’s financial well-being is at the heart of the mission and structure of America's credit unions. The essence of this commitment is reflected in each institution's bylaws and it’s something credit unions have been doing for more than 100 years. 

On behalf of America’s credit unions, our shared commitment is to continue to accelerate the vital work of improving financial well-being for all and advancing the communities we serve. 

Participating credit unions can showcase how they are working to improve the financial well-being of their members. You are encouraged to share your memorable ICU Day plans and highlights with credit unions worldwide on social media using #ICUDay.  

International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Harland Clarke

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Lauren Williams
CUNA Communications