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ICUF Newsletter: November 2012 — 
Iowa Credit Union Foundation
ICUF Newsletter: November 2012
In This Issue
ICUF Headlines
Financial Education
Professional Development
Community Investment Fund
Upcoming Grant and Scholarship Deadlines
Quick Links
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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. 
ICUF Headlines
ICUF Receives "Ideas for Action" Award
The "Ideas for Action" Award is a competition to develop new thinking to reduce poverty by shining a light on practical policy shifts that help low-income people build their futures. ICUF was specifically awarded the "Pathways out of Poverty" award for its Individual Development Account (IDA) program. Read more.


Dupaco Saving Program Helps Couple Realize Homeownership
Diligent saving, ongoing communication and a $2-for-$1 savings match through Dupaco Community Credit Union helped a young Dubuque couple become the proud first-time homeowners of a cozy house on Dubuque's Kaufmann Avenue.Scott VanNatta and Rachel Stecklein purchased the house Oct. 22 through Dupaco's Individual Development Account (IDA) program. Read more.
Financial Education
Financial Education CDs
Tis' the season! Give your members what they deserve this holiday season, financial education that works! Purchase ICUF Financial Education CDs today! 
  • Four audio programs are available with content targeted to your members and their children.
  • The product is a professionally-recorded, produced, packaged and shrink-wrapped audio CD housed in a DVD case.
  • Your credit union's name will be prominently displayed on the front with a "compliments of..." printed directly on the case.
  • Inside the DVD case, a letter from your credit union's CEO describing your credit union's commitment to bettering the lives of your members will be professionally printed and inserted in the product.
  • NEW PRODUCT UPDATE - In early 2013, MP3 versions of all CDs will be offered for purchase by subscription for your members to download to their MP3-enabled devices. Stay tuned!
Order your financial education CDs today!

Biz Kid$ Calls for Young Social Entrepreneurs in New Contest
Biz Kid$ recently launched a new contest for kids, "Build Your Social Biz." Sponsored by leading global organization Ernst & Young, LLP, the competition is a hunt for America's most worthy, fledgling social entrepreneurs. The top prize is $3,000 and mentoring from an experienced business expert at Ernst & Young, LLP. Visit Biz Kid$ website for more information.



The United States of Financial & Economic Literacy

The following is a video infographic produced for the Council for Economic Education showing the alarming state of Financial and Economic Education in the US school system (K-12).

The United States Of Financial & Economic Literacy
The United States Of Financial & Economic Literacy
 This video is also available on the ICUF website.  
Professional Development
Spring 2013 Development Education Training Registration Now Open 
Registration is now open for the Spring 2013 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class taking place May 1-8 in Madison, Wisconsin. Attendees of the six-day event will learn about credit unions' social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking. 
Community Investment Fund
Updated CIF Options
There has been a rate change for the CIF investment options. Please reference the ICUF website for more information.


Questions? Contact Marybeth Foster at 800.860.6180 x3001.


Upcoming Grant and Scholarship Deadlines
Grant and Scholarships Deadline December 7
2013 Small Credit Union Planning & Technology Grant
This grant allows Iowa credit unions under $25 million in assets to apply for funds to purchase new technology or for credit union strategic planning or consultation needs. Deadline for applying is December 7. Download the application.   

2013 Small Credit Union ICUL Legislative & Regulatory Conference Grant
This grant allows one manager and one board member of Iowa credit unions under $25 million in assets to apply for funding to attend the 2013 Iowa Credit Union League's Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Des Moines. Deadline for applying is December 7. Download the application.


League President's Scholarship
The scholarship provides Iowa credit unions, their employees and their chapters with funding for ICUL education events, national schools, internal educational activities, community educational projects and certification programs.Deadline for applying is December 7. Download the application.

Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship
The FIB scholarship has been renamed the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the late CEO of Coopera. ICUF would not be where it is today without Warren's talents and visions. This scholarship will keep his spirit alive by providing young adults and nontraditional students with education opportunies.

The scholarship deadline is February 1. Download the scholarship poster today.  
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