It was a difficult way to close out an already difficult year. After nearly two years of coping with a global pandemic, communities in Boulder were struck with yet another crisis when devastating wildfires swept through the area. Officials report that over 1,000 homes and 6,000 acres were destroyed, and tens of thousands of residents were displaced or forced to evacuate temporarily. The community rallied around its friends and neighbors, and help came from many directions. Among the organizat... Read more
The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation Golf Tournament is one of our most highly anticipated events, but it doesn't happen without a lot of hard work and support. In fact, the tournament's sponsors are the lifeblood of the event, and it could not take place without their commitment to our movement. As we make final preparations for the April 27 tournament at the Broadmoor, we want to publicly thank those who are making all the fun possible - from Hole-in-One prizes to lunches and beverage ... Read more
In September of 2021, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation launched Credit Unions for Hunger Relief™ (CUHR), which encouraged credit unions to impact food insecurity in their local communities. It was initially created to help food banks across the tri-state region the Foundation represents. In the first round of donations, MWCUA delivered $30,000 to the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, a project spearheaded by First La... Read more
Credit Unions Contribute More than $43,000 to Fight Food Insecurity
December 7, 2021 (Denver, Co) – A group of Wyoming credit unions have come together to make a difference in the fight against hunger in the state. They have joined an effort to pay off student lunch debt for all school districts in Wyoming.
In September, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation launched a program called Credit Unions for Hunger Relief™ (CUHR), a regional community-based hunger relief program helps cred... Read more
The 13th Annual Star Gala was an unforgettable event on many levels. It gave credit union members a much-needed time to reconnect with their colleagues and recognize the outstanding achievements of their peers over a challenging year. But one of the most impactful moments o... Read more
Why to Give Your High Potential Credit Union Managers Better Executive Exposure
Karin Hurt and David Dye, Let’s Grow Leaders
You want to give your high-potential managers executive exposure but, perhaps you’re a bit worried. After all, not all exposure is good exposure. It can be tempting to hold back visibility in an effort to protect the high-potential managers you are grooming for future roles in your credit union until they... Read more
Executive Presence: How to Stay Calm in the Midst of Chaos
Karin Hurt and David Dye, Let’s Grow LeadersManage Your Executive Presence by Showing Up Excited, Not Excitable
The proverbial stuff had just hit the fan. We were stressed for "Mark" a Senior VP of customer service.
"Mark, are you okay? Are you stressed? What needs to happen next?"
He smiled, "I don't get stressed. There's no use in that. But as it t... Read more
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
A Debt of Gratitude
At the height of the CVOID-19 crises, The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation had to cancel its annual golf tournament and potentially lose some of the most generous fundraising resources we experience each year. However, and with much gratitude, many of our golf sponsors decided to leave their sponsorship donations with the Foundation, enabling us to continue our importan... Read more
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was quickly evident that it was not going to be your average crisis. As the reality of both the health and financial impacts began to set in, credit unions rushed to the forefront of the financial situat... Read more