Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Summit supports local humane society

BISMARCK, ND (June 22, 2016) — At each annual Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) Summit, a local charity is selected to receive donations from the generosity of credit unions and individuals attending the conference. This year’s chosen charity for the 2016 Summit was the Central Dakota Humane Society located in Mandan, North Dakota. The CDHS been doing good deeds in the community for over 50 years. This organization receives no city, state or federal funding and donations are always needed to help the animals and the organization.

During the three day event that was held June 15 – 17, 2016 a total of $225 in cash was collected. Also donated were postage stamps and numerous items needed for animal care. Mandy Schaff, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator for the CDHS was on hand to receive the donated items and speak about the organization at the close of the Summit.

Photo Captions:

CDHS 1: Mandy Schaff with a four-legged resident of the CDHS poses with some of the donated items that were collected at last week’s Summit in Bismarck.


CDHS 2: Katie Dressler, VP of Communications and Awareness for the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas introduces Mandy Schaff during the awards banquet at the Summit.


About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas’ purpose is to build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in North and South Dakota.


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications& Media Specialist
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200

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