WFCU’s new perspective on the credit union movement

Supporting global good with a little cooperative competition

In an ever-evolving financial system, credit unions have long stood as beacons of accessibility and opportunity. And yet, across the world, 1.4 billion people wake up every day without access to financial services.

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) harnesses the cooperative generosity of the global credit union system to address that gap. WFCU’s newly appointed Philanthropy Manager, Marcey Ciaccio, leads the organization’s fundraising work.

A fresh start in finance

Ciaccio took a circuitous route to credit unions, spending much of her career in healthcare before joining WFCU midway through 2023.

“I’m happy to say that I’ve always used a credit union. I’ve always been a member, but I really didn’t have any idea what a difference credit unions make not only in their own communities but across the globe,” Ciaccio said. “So my induction has been very eye-opening. It’s vast. It’s so impressive the work that’s being done to help strengthen financial wellbeing around the world, I had no idea.


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