April 2021
Empowering people and communities to
achieve financial well-being by
championing the credit union philosophy
of 'people helping people'.
Iowa Credit Union Members Awarded $23,000 in Scholarships
Thanks to donor support, ICUF awarded $23,000 in scholarships to eight high school students and four post-high school students as recipients of its Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship. 

  • Brian Grimes - DuTrac Community Credit Union
  • Rachel Weigel - Linn Area Credit Union
  • Roland Onwona-Agyeman - Community Choice Credit Union
  • Alice Lind - 1st Gateway Credit Union
  • Luz V. Florez-Maciel - Veridian Credit Union
  • Amera Nakurutimana - Alliant Credit Union
  • Piper Carroll - Community Choice Credit Union
  • Olivia Hefel - Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • Macy Schulz - Community 1st Credit Union
  • Gabrielle Tammarine - Quaker Oats Credit Union
  • Adeline Bowman - DuTrac Community Credit Union
  • Elizabeth Collins - Premier Credit Union

The annual scholarship program is in memory of the late Warren A. Morrow and is open to credit union members pursuing or completing post-secondary education. Read the news release here.
There is Still Time to Sponsor!
Network with more than 140 attendees at our 2021 ICUF Golf Classic! Golf registration is sold out, but you can still engage with our Iowa credit unions by sponsoring this event.

This annual golf outing at Brown Deer Golf Club is a fantastic way to support ICUF, network and reconnect with credit union leaders from throughout the state. All proceeds benefit ICUF's mission to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being by championing the credit union philosophy of people helping people.
Financial Coach Training Program Alumna Featured in ICUL Blog for Emerging Leaders
Crystal Trotter, Dupaco Community Credit Union Community Outreach and Education Representative and "People Helping People" Financial Coach Training Program alumna, was recently featured on the Iowa Credit Union League's Emerging Leaders Connection blog.

In the blog, Crystal reflects on her financial coaching experience, and how she applies financial coaching tactics to her interactions with members. Read the blog here.
ICUF Creates Coloring Pages for Money Smart Month
Though we advocate for financial education and well-being every day, annually we support Money Smart Month in April!

Money Smart Month is a month dedicated to learning about how to make wise money decisions - and it's never too early to start.

Consider sharing these ICUF coloring pages with your members to start conversations about good money habits.
ICUF Executive Director Jaimie Miller Graduates NCUF Development Education Training
Congratulations to ICUF Executive Director Jaimie Miller for completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training! During the program, participants engaged in interactive sessions focused on the credit union difference and development.

Read more here.
Member Resource: Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program
The Iowa Finance Authority has a rent and utility assistance program to provide eligible renters with payment assistance, including past due rental, electricity, gas, propane, fuel oil, water, sewer and trash removal payments. Click here to learn more.

Residents of Polk County or the City of Des Moines have a separate resource available through the IMPACT Community Action Partnership. Click here to learn more.
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Featured Community Impact Story
Kudos to GreenState Credit Union for their recent community impact work!

Thank you to our donors!
Thank you to our recent donors, who made contributions to support ICUF's mission-based initiatives.
  • Matthew de Bisschop
  • River Valley Credit Union
  • Storey Kenworthy
For questions regarding any information in the newsletter, please contact Ena Babic Barnes at 515.221.3002.
ICUF was established in 1995. Our mission is to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being by championing the credit union philosophy of "people helping people."