Whaley to lead Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
KERNERSVILLE, NC (December 8, 2015) — Lauren Whaley has been named executive director of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation effective Monday, December 14.
Whaley was most recently vice president of governmental affairs at the Carolinas Credit Union League, a role in which she developed influential relationships including close connections with credit union leaders. She brings to the Foundation nearly seven years of experience in advocating not only for credit union business concerns but also their unique focus on people and communities. She also has a combined four years in public relations and communications with Jennings of Chapel Hill and Truliant Federal Credit Union.
“The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is focused on credit unions and their communities,” CCUF Board Chair John Slack notes. “Lauren brings to this organization a unique combination of knowledge, public relations, and passion. We see great things ahead in enriching the lives of children in the Carolinas and continuing to demonstrate that credit unions care.”
A graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Whaley is a founding CUaware council member and has been chairman of the North Carolina Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors, vice chairman of the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, and a member of the North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association Board of Directors.
The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation represents the cooperative efforts of credit unions in North Carolina and South Carolina, working together today for a better tomorrow by helping people help themselves. For more information, visit carolinasfoundation.org.
About Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation was incorporated in 1993 as a charitable organization dedicated to the embodiment of the “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions. Its mission is to empower and inspire credit unions in the Carolinas through collaborative opportunities to enrich our communities. The Foundation serves as a founding partner to Victory Junction, a year-round camping facility, located in Randleman, NC, for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Over the last 17 years, more than $5 million has been raised by credit unions in the Carolinas to support its camp and outreach programs. The Foundation also serves as a partner in philanthropy with credit unions, assisting charitable giving through donor-advised funds, managing scholarship and employee hardship programs, supporting small credit unions with professional development grants, and aiding disaster relief for the local, national, and global credit union communities.