FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Media Contact: Melanie Murphy Illinois Credit Union Foundation 630-983-3400 [email protected]
Illinois Credit Unions Support Ukraine
Naperville, IL. June 14, 2022 – Credit unions across Illinois have provided generous support in excess of $110,000 for a variety of humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Donations to the Illinois Credit Union (ICU) Foundation’s Ukraine Fund including $25,000 in matching funds from Envisant will go to the Selfreliance Foundation Ukraine Relief Fund.
“The ICU Foundation is proud to be part of the efforts to provide humanitarian support to people in Ukraine,” said Melanie Murphy, ICU Foundation Executive Director.
Concern for community, the seventh cooperative principle of the credit union movement, was at work in the raising of these funds as credit unions came together locally in support of the needs of the people of Ukraine. The ICU Foundation recognizes the credit union principles as the guiding force behind the good work of our movement; we acknowledge nineteen credit unions for supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine:
The ICU Foundation is grateful for the generous outpouring of support and for the substantial contribution made by our Illinois Credit Union System partner, Envisant. The money donated will be channeled to vetted, trustworthy 501c3 groups helping Ukraine. The ICU Foundation invites you to learn more about the Selfreliance Foundation and their humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
In addition to the current fundraising efforts, the ICU Foundation donated $10,000 to the Worldwide Credit Union Foundation’s Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund during March 2022.
About the Illinois Credit Union Foundation (ICU Foundation)
The ICU Foundation is the charitable arm of the ICUL; an outward expression of the “People Helping People” philosophy of the credit union movement. This not-for-profit charitable organization promotes the self-help ideals of credit unions through grants, scholarships and cooperative partnerships. To learn more, visit www.icul.com/member-services/foundation/.
About the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL)®
The Illinois Credit Union League is the primary trade association for 219 state and federal credit unions in Illinois. It focuses on providing legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance assistance and information, and a wide range of educational and training services to those credit unions, who in turn serve approximately 3.6 million members. More information can be found at www.icul.com.