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ICUF Newsletter: August 2012 — 
Iowa Credit Union Foundation
ICUF Newsletter: August 2012
In This Issue
Children's Miracle Network Update
ICUF at the Iowa Credit Union Convention
Upcoming Grant and Scholarship Deadlines
2012 Fundraising Campaign Update
Financial Education
Upcoming Event
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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. 
Children's Miracle Network Update
Register Your Credit Union for Miracle Jeans Day 
Support Children's Miracle Network by participating in the annual "Miracle Jeans Day" campaign on Wednesday, September 12. Credit union employees across the country are encouraged to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to their local Children's Miracle Network!

ICUF at the Iowa Credit Union Convention
RSVP to attend the ICUF Benefit Night September 20
Join us as we cut loose at the 2012 ICUF Benefit Night on the Marriott Hotel Outdoor Patio on September 20.  

Connect with fellow attendees over desserts and cocktails as you enjoy evening entertainment. Pandelirium, a University of Iowa steel drum band, will be performing.

Admission can be purchased through the Convention registration website. Your support is much appreciated.

Silent Auction Items Needed! Deadline is August 31
ICUF will host its annual silent auction on Thursday, September 20 during the 2012 Convention in Coralville in an effort to raise funds for ICUF programs and services that benefit your credit union, staff and members.
Popular silent auction items include:

  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Technology gadgets
  • Gift baskets
  • Spa packages
  • Gift certificates 

The deadline to submit an item is Friday, August 31.
If you are interested in making a donation to the 2012 Silent Auction or have any questions, please contact Marybeth Foster. 

Upcoming Grant and Scholarship Deadlines
Small Credit Union Grants Deadline December 7
Two small credit union grants are available:
2013 Small Credit Union Planning & Technology Grant
This grant allows Iowa credit unions under $25 million in assets to apply for Grant money funds to purchase new technology or for credit union strategic planning or consultation needs.

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.
2012 Fundraising Campaign Update
We Have Almost Reached Our Fundraising Goal: Only $1,563 to go!
ICUF would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who have donated to our 2012 Fundraising Campaign

We are close to our goal of raising $100,000 and currently sit at $98,437. Can you help us meet or exceed it? Any funds raised over the $100,000 will be used for the 2013 Small Credit Union grant programs as many are dealing with unexpected costs due to Harland discontinuing CUServ.  

If you would like more information on making a donation to ICUF, click here.

Download our campaign brochure for more information.
Financial Education
Order Financial Education Audio CDs Today!

No matter what stage your financial education initiative is at, ICUF has developed a program to help you advance the cause, lower your average member age and provide tremendous resources to your members. 

ICUF, in partnership with its financial education consultant, Adam Carroll, created a financial education program designed with your membership in mind.

The four CD topics currently available include:

  • Money in Your 20s
  • Winning the Money Game
  • Unplugging the Parental ATM Machine
  • Scholarship Mastery How Ordinary Students Get Extraordinary Money for College

Download the information form today!  

Questions? Contact Marybeth Foster at 800.860.6180 x3001.

Biz Kid$ Season 5 Now Available
Box sets of the latest season of Biz Kid$ are now available from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

For more information on getting Biz Kid$ box sets, visit ICUF's website.

New Resource Guide Available for NCUF Financial Education Report
NCUF through its REAL Solutions program has released a resource guide for its free online report entitled "Credit Unions: Focused on Financial Capability Across the Nation," which was released earlier this year.

Both the report and new companion piece illustrate how the credit union movement is making a difference through financial education and counseling. 

Find out more information on ICUF's website.


Upcoming Event
Affinity 18th Annual "Partners in Miracles" Golf Tournament

August 29, Altoona 

All proceeds from the "Partners in Miracles" golf tournament will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network.
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