Iowa Credit Union Foundation 
ICUF Newsletter: October 2011
In This Issue
ICUF Fundraising Campaign: We Need Your Help!
October 25 Financial Education Webinar
Article Headline
Coming Soon: 2012 FIB Scholarship
Miracle Jeans Day - Where to Send Money Raised
National CU Foundation Approves 19 Financial Education Grants for 2012

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  Upcoming Financial Education Webinars:

October 25
Demystifying Social Media: Tools & Resources for Streamlining Your Online Presence

November 22 (last one!)
Topic will be revealed as the date gets closer.



Articles of Interest:

NCUF Grantee Helps Families Save Money & Reduce Debt with Savings Challenge

New YouTube Video Gives Community Investment Fund Overview 

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ICUF was established in 1995. Its mission is to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence, with the vision to eliminate poverty in the State of Iowa.


2011 Convention: Thanks for Your Support!


thanksThank you for making the ICUF events at the 2011 Iowa Credit Union Convention such a success! This year's Silent Auction netted $6,015, which is nearly $900 more than was raised the last time in Des Moines!

Whether you participated in the Silent Auction or rocked out at the 2011 Benefit Night, we thank you for your support. Click here to see pictures from the event!

Download Adam Carroll's, ICUF's Financial Education Consultant, PPT presentation and handout from his "Financial Education for All Generations" breakout session at the 2011 Convention.
ICUF Fundraising Campaign: We Need Your Help!


ICUF Dues ImageSince its founding, ICUF has helped hundreds of families and Iowa credit union staff through grants and scholarships, matched savings and financial education. We've been able to achieve our success through the generous support of our Iowa credit union community. 

We're writing today to ask you to protect and sustain ICUF. We rely on donations from you and your credit union in order to serve our philanthropic mission. In order to keep our operations going, we really need your support.

Soon, you'll be receiving a dues notice from the Iowa Credit Union League. On that form is an optional donation to ICUF. As you begin your 2012 budget conversations with your boards of directors, we hope you will include a financial contribution in your budget to ICUF and can note that on your credit union dues form.

Thanks for your past support and your consideration. Download our fundraising campaign brochure for more information.

Financial Education

Financial Education Webinar - October 25 

"Demystifying Social Media: Tools and Resources for Streamlining Your Online Presence"


demistifyJoin us on Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. as Adam Carroll talks about "Demystifying Social Media: Tools and Resources For Streamlining Your Online Presence."

Learn the latest, greatest and easiest ways of maximizing your social media.  We'll show you the sites, tools, and shortcuts so social media is a breeze instead of a bear. Make sure your social media team is on this webinar!

Registration is not needed. Please use the following information to log into the webinar on October 25:

Webinar Login Information: 
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Toll-Free (US & Canada): 866.740.1260
Access Code: 2212110

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If you have questions or need more information, contact Adam Carroll at

Please Note: This webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 and is now on Tuesday, October 25. As a reminder, this webinar series is intended to provide Iowa credit unions with informational resources and templates to jumpstart a new or supplement current financial education initiatives.

September Financial Education Webinar - RECAP
"Car Buying Tricks and Traps"


steering wheelThank you to those who attended the "Car Buying Tricks and Traps" webinar. If you would like to review or share the information discussed during the webinar, the following information is available on the ICUF website:

Webinar Description
The webinar focused on several strategies to remember when looking at vehicles. Presenter Adam Carroll also provided forms to help you stay on track and divulged a few creative ideas to help you make a little extra "debt-elimination" money.

Don't have a username and password for the ICUF members-only site? Get one today by clicking here.


Grants & Scholarships

2011 Scholarship & Grant Application Due November 7

clockThe 2011 application deadline for several ICUF grants and scholarships is coming up fast with a deadline of Monday, November 7.

This application includes the AWJ Scholarship for CUNA Management School, the League President's Grant for a credit union or chapter initiative, and the Small Credit Union Grants.

Please remember to include all required attachments with your application.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Marybeth Foster, Executive Director, at 800.860.6180 x3001.
Coming Soon: 2012 FIB Scholarship


stay tunedThe Family Involvement Board (FIB) scholarship program, through ICUF, provides six scholarships to high school seniors and post-high school students to further their education. Essay questions are designed to encourage learning about the credit union movement and its mission.

Stay tuned for news and information regarding the 2012 application!

CU Donations & Grants

Miracle Jeans Day - Where to send donations


cmn new logoFor donations to be counted specifically towards the Miracle Jeans Day campaign, money should be submitted to the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) National office.

If donations are submitted to ICUF or sent to the University of Iowa's CMN office, they may not be specific to the campaign and will just be added to the credit union's yearly total.

Questions? Contact Mackenzie Petty, CMN - University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

National CU Foundation Approves 19 Financial Education Grants for 2012 

The National Credit Union Foundation's board of directors recently approved 19 new grants for 2012, totaling $287,387. All of the grant projects have a financial education component. Ascentra Credit Union, Bettendorf, received one of these grants

The grant projects range from youth financial education to a variety of different types of financial counseling and coaching. Read More.


For more information on any of the information listed above, please contact Marybeth Foster, ICUF Executive Director, at or 800.860.6180 x3001.

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