About Us

Our Mission

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation promotes leadership development and long-term success of credit unions in their communities.

How we get our work done

We accomplish our work through professional development scholarships, academic scholarships, affordable financial services grants, credit union development grants and public financial education grants.

Our History

Established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation was created to support professional development through scholarships to credit union volunteers, management and staff.  Today, our programs have grown to include academic scholarships to credit union members and grants that assist credit unions in providing affordable financial services, credit union development and public financial education.

We have disbursed funds to non-profit organizations, credit unions, credit union personnel and credit union members in the furtherance of our mission. This funding touches hundreds of lives each year and we continue to make inroads towards a future of personal financial freedom for everyone in our community.  Our work is made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, credit unions and system partners who help us put “people helping people” into action.

Our Leadership 

Todd Pearson-Chairman (Arizona Central Credit Union)

Rainy Thoen-Vice Chair (Community Choice Credit Union)

Dennis Paul-Secretary (Elevations Credit Union)

Tyler Valentine-Treasurer (Laramie Plains Community Federal Credit Union)

Members

Judy Auvil (San Tan Credit Union)

Scott Earl (Mountain West Credit Union Association)

Steve Ferrero (Public Service Credit Union)

Susan Frank (Desert Schools Federal Credit Union)

Bob Hoel (Filene Research Institute)

Dennis Paul (Elevations Credit Union)

Jane Prancan (Bellco Credit Union)

Brian Rohrbacher (Atlantic City Federal Credit Union)

John Uchida (Space Age Federal Credit Union)

Staff

Dan Santangelo, Ed.D., Executive Director