CUNA Mutual Group commits $35,000 to The Cooperative Trust

MADISON, WI (July 25, 2014) —  CUNA Mutual Group has committed $35,000 over the next year to The Cooperative Trust to support the future of credit unions. This new sponsorship continues CUNA Mutual Group’s long-standing involvement with the Trust and will increase leagues’ efforts to engage young adults.

“The leagues’ ability to engage young adults and credit unions attracting and retaining them as members and employees is key to the future of our industry,” said Gerry Singleton, vice president, CU System Relations, CUNA Mutual Group. “Our industry needs to pursue the next generation of members and employees, and we see our support of The Cooperative Trust as an investment in the future of credit unions.”

The Cooperative Trust, founded by Filene Research Institute in 2010, is a grassroots group of young people working in credit unions and cooperatives with the goal to learn from the vast amount of talent among industry veterans while aggressively shaping the future.  CUNA Mutual Group is a charter and founding member of the Filene Research Institute.

CUNA Mutual Group’s funding will help The Cooperative Trust community attend, learn from and be heard at non-traditional industry events.  It will also support Leagues’ desire to engage and maintain relationships with young professionals by providing on-site facilitation for young professional events, guidance, templates, mentorship best practices and more.

“Our continued relationship shows CUNA Mutual Group’s commitment to the future of credit unions.” said James Marshall of Filene, and The Cooperative Trust manager.  “We are very excited to engage on a deeper level with credit union leagues and associations to help them develop their young professionals and future leaders, thanks to the support of CUNA Mutual Group.”

The Cooperative Trust’s online community offers open conversation and encourages active collaboration among young credit union and cooperative industry professionals.  If you’re under-35, entrepreneurial and have a passion for cooperatives and credit unions, apply for membership.

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CUNA Mutual Group was founded in 1935 by credit union pioneers, and our commitment to their vision continues today. We offer insurance and protection for credit unions, employees and members; lending solutions and marketing programs; TruStage®-branded consumer insurance products; and investment and retirement services to help our customers succeed. More information is available on the company’s website at

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company. Property and casualty insurance products are issued by CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc. Each insurer is solely responsible for the financial obligations under the policies and contracts it issues. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wis.


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