2021 Star Gala Celebrates Resilience and Accomplishment

On September 24, after a year of hiatus, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation held its 13th Annual Gala to honor members for their extraordinary efforts during the 2020 pandemic. Held at the Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado, the Star Gala highlighted those who best exemplified the Foundation’s “People Helping People” corporate philosophy over the past year. The Gala provided dinner and live music to credit union professionals from Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. Event coordinator Dia... Read more

2021 Gala to Celebrate CU Success Through Adversity

2020 was a challenge for everyone, and the Mountain West Credit Union Association was no exception. But our members have reason to celebrate this September, as the 13th Annual Star Gala is returning in style. The highly anticipated event is scheduled for September 24th and will be held once again at the famous Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado. Diana Adell, Director of Events for the Foundation is organizing the e... Read more

“In the Movement” Podcast Starts the Conversation

Those in the CU movement understand the significant benefits of joining a credit union, but the message doesn't always make it to the end users who need to hear it. The "Open your Eyes" initiative is an exciting program created to use unique marketing and innovative technology to educate our member regions about credit unions. It is also the featured topic on the latest episode of In the Movement, an on-demand CU-centric podcast created by two MWCUA professionals - C... Read more

MWCU Foundation Funds COVID Relief; Establishes New Program

Nothing has been normal about 2020. As the year filled with uncertainty draws to a close, there are some hardships to reflect upon. But happily, these disappointments are not destined to be the overriding memories of the year gone by. Instead, what will be remembered are the successes and moments of triumph, throughout the country and within the credit union movement. People rose to the occasion - despite challenges we could not even have conceived of as the year began.

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2020 Mentor Program Connects Credit Union Professionals

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric Arguably one of the most successful and respected business leaders of our time, Jack Welch understood the powerful potential of mentorship - with both mentors and mentees gathering invaluable experience. Similarly, Brian Lee, President and CEO of  Read more

Fall 2020 Mentorship Program Underway

As the MWCUA kicks off its fall session of our Mentorship Program, we are taking this opportunity to spotlight those industry professionals who have participated in the program during these uniquely challenging times; as well as those who continue to provide ongoing support for this important initiative for our movement. Leadership Through Adversity Read more

2020 Gala Donations

One of the many surprises that 2020 has thrown at us is the cancelation of our Foundation Awards Gala. This is one of our favorite times of the year as we deeply enjoy coming together to celebrate our credi... Read more

Credit Union Leadership in Action Grant Applications are now open

Give your credit union’s leadership development initiatives a kick start!  The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation has now opened its call for proposals for this year’s Leadership in Action Grant.  The deadline for submission is November 3, 2020.  Just click here to download and application and while your there take a minute an watch the videos, too! The Leadership in Action Grant is designed to help Credit Unions imp... Read more

Foundation Star Gala Announcement

Throughout the past several months, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation has closely monitored the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the guidance provided by health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Following careful consideration and discussions with the Board, we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the in-person Star Gala, scheduled for October 23 in Phoenix. The Foundation Awa... Read more

2020 Credit Union Leaders Master’s Scholarship

The Credit Union Movement is one of constant change and innovation. True leaders in this industry are the ones looking to the future with strategic vision and creative solutions - and they never stop learning. For those who have embraced credit union philosophy and have dedicated their careers to the same, The Credit Union 2020 Leaders Master’s Scholarship is a prestigious opportunity. The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation’s Center for Credit Union Leadership is once again offering a 2... Read more