Nominations Open for National CU Foundation Board

Christopher Morris

3 Board Seats Sought include 2 CU Execs or Directors & a System Affiliate

Madison, Wis. — The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is currently seeking nominations for three board seats. The nominations are for two credit union executive or director seats and a system affiliate seat. Volunteers serve up to three three-year terms on the NCUF Board as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF Board.

Board Seats
The qualifications for the three NCUF board seats are as follows:

  1. Credit union executive or director – Each candidate must be an executive officer or director of a credit union.
  2. System affiliate – Each must be and remain a director or executive officer of an organization that is national in scope, that has as its primary purpose support of credit unions or some element of the credit union movement, that has a significant portion of its ownership or membership from the credit union system and that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of this corporation. For example, CUNA Mutual Group would be considered as a system affiliate.

The following incumbents are serving in two of the three board seats open for nominations:

  • Mark Twisdale, SVP/Human Resources at State Employees’ Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., is completing his second three-year term on the NCUF Board in the credit union executive or director seat; and
  • Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, is completing his first three-year term on the NCUF Board in the system affiliate seat.

Both Twisdale and Hollen have expressed interest in serving another term. The second credit union executive or director seat is currently held by Gary Oakland, former President/CEO of BECU in Seattle, Wash. Oakland has recently retired and is leaving the NCUF board. Therefore, the credit union executive or director elected to that open seat would complete Oakland’s unexpired term through December 31, 2013.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates interested in applying for any of these three seats can click “Volunteer for our Board” from the NCUF homepage ( for the declaration of candidacy document. Applications must be received by October 31, 2012.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates
In January of 2013, 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 2013:

  • Organizational Meeting: January 14-15 in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Spring/Summer Meeting: May in Tampa, Fla. (dates TBA)
  • Fall Board Meeting and Planning Session: September in Washington, D.C. (dates TBA)

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.

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. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide Description: Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity sealwidespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.

NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Corporate Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual.  All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. 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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