American Heritage CEO supports Ukrainian credit unions

Credit union leaders deliver medical supplies to the Ukrainian Consul. From left to right: Rafal Matusiak, president of the National Association of Co-operative Savings and Credit Unions, Poland; Brian Branch, retired president of the World Council of Credit Unions; Bruce Foulke, president/CEO of American Heritage Credit Union; and Bartosz Cichocki, Polish ambassador to Ukraine.

A pair of longtime credit union leaders are spending the week in Europe supporting Ukrainian refugees and credit unions.

Bruce Foulke, president/CEO of $3.6 billion asset American Heritage Credit Union in Philadelphia, traveled to Europe this week with Dr. Brian Branch, retired president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions. During the humanitarian trip, Foulke and Branch will meet with credit union leaders from Poland and Ukraine and deliver necessities and first-aid supplies to Ukrainian refugees.

“The events unfolding in Eastern Europe are devastating and horrific,” Foulke says. “Our credit union family includes many associates, members, and community partners who are Ukrainian natives or of Ukrainian descent, and American Heritage has a long history of stepping up when our global or local community needs our assistance.”

Foulke and Branch are meeting with the National Association of Co-operative Savings and Credit Unions, Poland, which represents Polish credit unions serving more than 2.5 million members. They’re providing counsel and aid in the hopes that their credit union colleagues can resume operations and offer members economic assistance.


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