The ignite initiative is a joint venture between the Indiana Credit Union League and three individuals who are alumni of the Filene Research Institute’s i3 program. Working group members are from Indiana credit unions and they serve two-year terms working in teams to develop new products and services that better the financial lives of Indiana credit union members. This website was developed in 2010-2011 by the following individuals:
- Chad Kiser, Centra CU
- Kevin Sparks, Crane FCU
- Nikki Healy, Fire Police City County FCU
- Andrew Spirrison, FORUM CU
- Becky Summers, Teachers CU
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About the Indiana Credit Union Foundation
The Indiana Credit Union Foundation is a charitable arm of the Indiana Credit Union League, using contributions from individuals, credit unions and other organizations to fund projects, which benefit Hoosier credit unions. These include scholarships and grants, credit union development and other programs as approved by its board of directors including financial literacy, community education programs and disaster relief.
About Indiana Credit Unions
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, serving members who share something in common: employment, association membership, or residence in a particular geographic area. As member-owned, not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions generally offer more attractive savings and loan rates and lower fees. They return earnings not needed for reserves or to invest in operations to the members through better rates and lower fees. Surveys consistently rank credit unions first among financial institutions in consumer satisfaction.
Credit unions exist to help people, not make a profit. Their goal is to serve all of their members well, including those of modest means—every member counts, and credit union members tend to be very loyal for this reason. They know their credit union will be there for them in bad times, as well as good. This “People Helping People” philosophy causes credit unions and their employees to get involved in community charitable activities and worthwhile causes.
If you’re not already a member and want to find a credit union to join, visit www.findacreditunion.com