CUC Mortgage donates $50,000 to NY Credit Union Foundation

Donation will fund statewide young professional initiatives for 2014

Contact:
Mindi Schwab, Communications Director
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8238 | mindi.schwab@cuany.org

(Albany, N.Y.) - Young credit union professionals across New York will have access to networking resources, professional development opportunities and industry events in 2014, thanks to a generous donation from CUC Mortgage Corporation. The full-service mortgage corporation has donated $50,000 to the New York Credit Union Foundation to support initiatives that engage and empower young professionals/volunteers within the New York credit union community.

The initiatives are led by the Credit Union Association of New York’s Young Professionals Commission, which was founded in 2010. Commission members (a group of 20 young professionals nominated by their credit unions and selected by the Association) host frequent regional networking/education sessions, publish a quarterly newsletter, maintain an active email network, Facebook community and website, and host special events at the Association’s annual conventions and governmental affairs conferences. All Commission initiatives are open to credit union professionals/volunteers age 35 and younger, and industry veterans are often included to promote mentoring and cross-generational cooperation.

“CUC Mortgage is deeply invested in the credit union movement and in the success of the credit unions we serve. Cultivating and retaining future leaders is a goal all credit unions share, and the Foundation and Young Professionals Commission are making a real impact in that area,” said CUC Mortgage COO Edward Kovalefsky. “Our donation is an investment in their continued success—and it’s an investment that will benefit the entire credit union movement for years to come.”

In 2010, CUC Mortgage donated $25,000 to the Foundation to help fund the launch of a statewide young professionals network.

“The Foundation is proud to support initiatives that strengthen our statewide network of young professionals and volunteers, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without this generous funding from CUC Mortgage,” said Allison Barna, VP of the Foundation. “Thanks to their donation, we can continue to engage and empower the next generation of credit union leaders.”

CUC Mortgage, headquartered in Albany, N.Y., and licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont, is a full-service mortgage corporation committed to serving credit unions in the greater Northeast. Every aspect of the organization’s mortgage program, which promotes growth and increased revenue, is customized to meet the unique needs of credit unions and their members’ dreams of home ownership. To learn more, visit www.cucmortgage.com.