Theme announced for 2022 International Credit Union Day

Event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20

July 26, 2022

July 27, 2022
Washington, D.C.

This year’s theme for International Credit Union (ICU) Day is “Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union™,” which will take place on Thursday, October 20. 

International Credit Union Day festivities include community fundraisers, contests, picnics, and parades. Sponsored by CUNA Strategic Services partner Zogo Finance, the annual celebration aims to help more people improve their financial well-being through accessible and affordable products and services provided by their local credit union. 

“Ultimately our goal is for more people to understand the important role credit unions play in their community,” said Megan Crowson, manager of consumer engagement for CUNA. “If we can encourage someone to reach out to a credit union for help on their financial journey, then this program was a success!”

To help credit unions celebrate and further their mission, CUNA offers a wide range of resources including customizable materials as well as no-cost and fee-based creative bundles designed to educate consumers about the value credit unions provide. 
No-cost resources include: 

  • Logos 
  • Posters 
  • Coloring Page 
  • Social Media kits 
  • Press Release 

For-fee resources include: 

  • Design Bundle (allows credit union customization on posters, videos etc.) 
  • Customized Video 
  • Celebrations Store (t-shirts, cups, piggy banks and more) 

Leading up to International Credit Union Day, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is hosting an “EMPOWER” fundraiser and story collection campaign during the first 20 days of October. 

EMPOWER encourages the U.S. credit union community to look beyond the borders of its local communities to donate to the campaign in support of growing credit union membership through credit union development while sharing stories of empowerment locally, nationally, and internationally.  

“There are still 1.4 billion people across the globe who are unbanked. Credit unions truly have the perfect business model to empower their financial future and that is a message we hope our entire global movement will celebrate and promote on Thursday, October 20,” said Elissa McCarter Laborde, President & CEO of World Council of Credit Unions.  

For more information on International Credit Union Day, please visit


About CUNA:           
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 130 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 To find your nearest credit union, visit

Kandie Stroud
CUNA Communications