CUSO selects the NACUSO Advocacy Fund as the first recipient of the BenefisCU industry advancement fund

EUGENE, OREGON (February 28, 2024)The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations, Inc. (NACUSO) is thrilled  to express its sincere gratitude to BenefisCU for their remarkable contribution of $21,000 to NACUSO’s Advocacy Fund. This generous donation will play a vital role in supporting our ongoing efforts to advocate  for credit unions and their members on Capitol Hill and beyond. 

Ronaldo Hardy, CEO of NACUSO, said, “We are particularly honored to be the first beneficiary of  BenefisCU’s innovative program to donate a portion of their profits back to the industry they serve. The  BenefisCU Industry Advancement Fund was created with a commitment to collaboration, and giving back  reflects the core values that make credit unions and CUSOs so special”. 

As Brian Lauer, NACUSO’s General Counsel, states, “BenefisCU’s contribution will directly enable us to  strengthen our advocacy efforts on key issues such as regulatory reform, data security, and access to  affordable financial services. Their support is invaluable in helping us ensure a brighter future for credit  unions and their members.” 

Kerry Wahlen, Board Chair of BenefisCU powered by TriscendNP and CEO of Goldenwest Credit Union,  said, “Our investment in BenefisCU has not only provided value to our credit union but has created a  collaboration between multiple credit unions to be able to help support the NACUSO Advocacy Fund to  this level, helps further that goal of industry advancement.” 

NACUSO extends their heartfelt thanks to Dale Edwards, Alexandria Staron, the BenefisCU staff, and  their board of directors for their leadership and vision in making this impactful contribution possible.  NACUSO is proud to partner with organizations like BenefisCU who share their commitment to supporting  the credit union industry. Their generosity inspires us to continue our advocacy work with even greater  dedication. 

Click here to learn more about NACUSO’s Advocacy Fund or to make a contribution. Together, we can make a difference for credit unions and their members! 


The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) is a leading advocate for the credit union movement, dedicated to advancing innovation, collaboration, and sustainability within the industry. With a diverse membership representing a wide range of credit union service organizations, NACUSO is committed to driving positive change and empowering credit unions to thrive in a dynamic financial landscape.

About BenefisCU

BenefisCU is a CUSO (Credit Union Service Organization) dedicated to providing credit unions and their  members with access to a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions. Powered by the expertise and  resources of TriscendNP, BenefisCU leverages its innovative business model to offer a turnkey platform  that empowers credit unions to effectively serve their members’ insurance needs.


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