National Credit Union Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2 Board Seats

Christopher Morris
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The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is seeking nominations for two board seats – both are for credit union executive or director seats. Volunteers serve up to three three-year terms on the NCUF Board as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Governance & Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF Board.

Credit Union Executive or Director Seat 

Each candidate must be an executive officer or director of a credit union serving consumers.

There are currently two incumbents in the seats up for election:

  • Gary Oakland, President/CEO for BECU in Seattle, Wash. Oakland is completing his second three-year term on the NCUF Board; and
  • Curtis Collins, Director for JSC FCU in Houston, Texas. Collins is completing his first three-year term on the NCUF Board.

Both Oakland and Collins have expressed interest in serving another term.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates interested in applying for either of these two seats can click “Volunteer for our Board” from the NCUF homepage for the declaration of candidacy document.


Applications must be received by October 29, 2010.

Selection Process 

NCUF’s Governance & Nominations Committee will review all candidates and recommend a slate of nominees to the NCUF Board. The NCUF Board will vote on the nominees in December.

Real Opportunity

“It’s gratifying to serve on the NCUF Board and help empower consumers to achieve financial independence through credit unions,” noted NCUF Board Chairman Allan Kemp McMorris, President & CEO of Oakland County Credit Union in Waterford, Mich. “The Foundation’s strategic programs and grants help credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.”

NCUF is the U.S. credit union movement’s largest national foundation, providing over $4 million worth of programs and grants. NCUF in-house programs include REAL Solutions® and Credit Union Development Education.

NCUF grant programs include Biz Kid$, Innovation Grants, and CUAid.

Board Meeting Dates 

In January, NCUF’s Board will elect its table officers  at their organizational meeting.

This will mark the first of three face-to-face meetings planned for 2011:

  • Organizational Meeting: in January (location TBD)
  • Spring/Summer Meeting: May or June in Madison, Wis.
  • Fall Board Meeting: September in Alexandria, Va.

Diverse Structure 

The 13 voting seats on the NCUF Board include representatives of national person credit unions, national organizations serving credit unions, corporate credit unions, state credit union foundations, state leagues and an at-large position.

To see current members and terms, click “Board Seats Open for Nominations.”



About the National Credit Union Foundation (

The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker.

NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association, CUNA Mutual Group, Harland Clarke, CO-OP Financial Services, STAR, California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, Card Services for Credit Unions, and VISA.  All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make a real impact in the credit union community.

NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.

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