Credit unions throghout Ohio are collaborating as CU Outreach Alliances to conduct community outreach initiatives that embody the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People." They are groups of credit unions doing what they're passionate about to support their communities, such as student scholarships, financial education, and supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Join one or many, or start a new Outreach Alliance. Learn more about the Outreach Alliance structure.
CU OUTREACH ALLIANCES
CU Outreach Alliances exist to foster local, regional, and statewide collaboration among credit unions for the purpose of community outreach.
All credit unions are encouraged to participate in a CU Outreach Alliance. The authority for decision-making in regard to direction, plans, and initiatives is placed with a CU Outreach Alliance Steering Committee constituted of credit union leaders drawn from participating League-member credit unions.
The CU Outreach Alliance’s principal responsibilities are:
- Lead and coordinate at least one major community outreach initiative per year.
- Conduct appropriate fundraising activities, as needed, to provide financial resources for community outreach initiative(s).
- Organize the human resources (volunteers, work groups, etc.) needed to foster success in community outreach initiatives.
- Serve as a catalyst for credit union collaboration through the implementation of community outreach initiatives that generate a positive impact for the community and the Ohio credit union.
The Credit Unions for Kids Alliance provides a group of credit union individuals that all share the same passion – to raise money for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Our outreach focus is to increase fundraising across the state for CMN Hospitals. We aim to encourage credit unions to get involved with fundraising and to create events throughout the year to raise money.
We have a wide variety of credit union professionals providing a variety of knowledge and expertise.
How Can I Get Involved?
There are opportunities throughout the year that credit unions can jump on board with. Credit unions can also create their own activities within their offices to raise money. We need credit unions to embrace CU4Kids, brainstorm creative ideas to make fundraising efforts their own, and to shout their efforts from the roof tops!
To join, contact Jaime Crooks at (614) 737-6036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYPES OF OUTREACH INITIATIVES
The CU Outreach Alliances are charged with the implementation of programs within their communities that provide financial services and financial education to local schools, diverse populations, and members. The ability to understand and evaluate one’s finances and financial opportunities leads to financial stability, which enhances quality of life and strengthens communities.
Helping today’s credit union members become tomorrow’s leaders ensures a stronger future for local communities and the Credit Union Movement. By providing scholarship opportunities, CU Outreach Alliances are offering students an opportunity to better manage their educational expenses and strengthen their overall financial well-being. The initiative also assists those that may not be able to pursue their dreams otherwise.
Community Outreach Activities
Community outreach programs and partnerships contribute to the achievement of a greater good and demonstrate responsible corporate citizenship. CU Outreach Alliances exist to contribute to the improvement and development of communities throughout Ohio. Through hands-on volunteer efforts and monetary support, each CU Outreach Alliance gives back to the communities they do business in while focusing on their member’s needs.