UW Credit Union partners with UW-Madison to implement financial capabilities courses
MADISON, WI (May 14, 2014) — In partnership with UW-Madison, UW Credit Union donated $150,000 to establish the UW Credit Union Financial Capability Fund. The donation will be used to create and implement a series of three one-credit financial capabilities for life success courses for UW-Madison students.
“We are proud to partner with UW-Madison and are committed to improving students’ lives by giving them the foundation they need to make sound financial decisions,” said Paul Kundert, President & CEO of UW Credit Union.
The initiative was formed in collaboration with the UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE) and supported with the help and expertise of professors, students and many others across the UW-Madison campus. The program will be piloted to a small group of students this fall and will officially launch spring 2015.
“This innovative course is one in a series of SoHE courses designed to provide UW students with practical life skills, knowledge and experiential learning they will need to be successful after graduation,” said Soyeon Shim, Dean of the School of Human Ecology. “We are grateful that
UW Credit Union understands how important this issue is for students and their life success, and has stepped forward with their support.”
Financial literacy is a key focus for UW Credit Union. Last year alone, they delivered 25 financial education seminars to more than 1,800 students and faculty members at UW-Madison. UW Credit Union also has a long history of support to the campus and provides financial education in partnership with the University of Wisconsin.
“Financial literacy is a critical issue facing college students,” said Jaimes Johnson, Director of Community & Campus Relations at UW Credit Union. “That’s why we believe in doing our part to make a difference by giving students the tools they need to achieve financial stability.”
To learn more about UW Credit Union, visit uwcu.org. For more information about UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology, visit sohe.wisc.edu.
UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union’s 460 employees serve the financial needs of more than 191,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 22 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets totaling more than $1.7 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded more than 80 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Whitewater areas. Visit UW Credit Union at uwcu.org to learn more.