The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. We are a non-profit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry.
"To increase diversity within the credit
union community through advocacy
and professional development."
AACUC Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) recognizes the differences and distinctions of each individual, group, or organization that are represented in society and within the credit union movement. In alignment with the AACUC’s history and goals, we define diversity in our mission to express the inclusion, advocacy, and support of African-Americans throughout the credit union community and at large. Notwithstanding, the AACUC welcomes the membership of all individuals, groups and organizations in furtherance of its mission to strengthen the global credit union movement.
Calendar of Events
Hack to the Future
October 15 - November 22, 2020
Finastra is delighted to announce #Hacktothefuture 2020 and your chance to get involved.
This year, we are championing a global, virtual hackathon that aims to bring about change and fairness to all the world’s citizens. Our aim is to ignite and empower ideas that have the potential to change the world of financial services, and welcome banks, fintechs, universities and other communities to collaborate across three themes:
- Hacking systemic inequalities
- Hacking COVID-19
- Embracing technology-enabled change
AACUC Friday Conversation
Insights from Latinx
October 30, 2020
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AACUC’s Commitment to Change Conversations will be moderated and coordinated by NLCUP – the Network of Latino Credit Union Professionals.
Register today for the Insights from Latinx Conversation.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Please save this date for our AACUC Credit Union Webinar meeting. For this one hour virtual session, we will review 1st and 3rd party Collections as an integral part of a credit unions revenue strategy. Learn how FIS onshore solutions can help your credit union employ an effective collections strategy in all fifty states. Join us for this important subject during a year when credit union income has been reduced by billions while allowance for loan losses has steadily increased.
This session is hosted by the James Gukeisen. Please hold the date on your calendar, and register via the link provide in this email.
Please email James.Gukeisen@fisglobal.com if you have any questions.
AACUC Women's Power Series:
Having the Courage to Ask - Negotiating Your Compensation
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Join us as we continue to create, cultivate and connect a network of women who will champion women’s leadership and contribute to the evolution of our credit union industry.
Negotiating compensation isn’t easy and it can be especially difficult for women. Uncover why women struggle in advocating for themselves and embrace actions you can take to prepare for future negotiations. Panelists include: John Hamilton, President & CEO, MECU of Baltimore; Sue Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell Stankovic & Associates; Lisa Sutton, SVP, Human Resources, PSCU.
AACUC 22nd Annual Conference
August 17 - August 20, 2021
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
GreenState Credit Union
- Iowa's Largest Credit Union -
Steps Up to Support AACUC's Commitment to Change
Today, GreenState Credit Union announced a $25,000 per year pledge for five years totaling $125,000 in support of the “I’ve Got Five on It” campaign, led by Opal Tomashevska, Chair of the Young Professionals of AACUC. Tomashevska accepted the pledge and commented that “We look forward to a strong partnership with GreenState Credit Union, who is certainly taking the lead as a pacesetter with their generous support of the “I’ve Got Five On It” campaign. This GreenState pledge is the first and the largest of its kind.
Jeffrey A. Disterhoft, President/CEO of GreenState Credit Union, said that “AACUC and the Commitment to Change Initiative exemplifies the community service spirit of the credit union movement.” Furthermore, he added, “So many of our neighbors and members are hurting in 2020, first from the health crisis and economic crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also from the pain of racial discord in our society. With the Commitment to Change Initiative, credit unions are united with one voice to make a positive impact in the communities that we serve.”
Renée Sattiewhite, President/CEO of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) agreed with Disterhoft, by adding “Credit Unions were founded on Cooperative Principles, because of the credit union motto and credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ – we truly believe that Credit Unions can lead our nation in eliminating racial discrimination. We at AACUC are convinced that the first order of business is for communities of color to become economically self-sufficient, and financial inclusion is at the core of what we do.”
GreenState Credit Union is the largest credit union in Iowa with assets totaling $6.8 Billion and providing banking services to more than 240,000 members. GreenState membership is open to anyone living or working in Iowa, or nearby counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska or South Dakota. For more information regarding GreenState Credit Union and AACUC please visit: www.greenstate.org and www.aacuc.org.
To learn more, participate in and support the “Commitment to Change” initiative, please contact Renée Sattiewhite at firstname.lastname@example.org.