NAPERVILLE, IL. - In Honor of Juneteenth, LSC of the Illinois Credit Union System (ICUS) has joined AACUC’s Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism. LSC is sponsoring 100 individual memberships for LSC and Illinois Credit Union League credit union partners to join AACUC. This limited number of sponsored memberships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
“The decision to sponsor these individual memberships to AACUC is based on our long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I look forward to working with credit unions to support these important values throughout our communities,” says Tom Kane, President/CEO of the Illinois Credit Union System.
We are humbled by the support of the Illinois Credit Union League and LSC. Juneteenth is a historic day for African Americans – this is a great way to start our Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism Initiative”, said Adrian S. Johnson, SVP/CFO MECU Credit Union and AACUC Chairman of the Board.
Libby Calderone, President and COO of LSC, sees this as a way of strengthening credit union collaboration and the communities they serve. She says, “I’m excited to be working with our credit union partners on uniting our communities, moving forward, and advocating for lasting and meaningful change.
This is an opportunity for credit unions to participate in a common mission with ICUS and AACUC to increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development.
The AACUC is a 501c3 non-profit organization created in 1999 to increase the strength of the global credit union community through professional development and advocacy. It has become an all-encompassing organization for individuals (professional and volunteers) in Credit Unions, Insurance, Regulators, Consultants and other entities in the credit union industry. AACUC is considered a leader in the credit union industry adopting the 8th Cooperative Principle and providing knowledge of how credit unions can become more diverse and inclusive. Visit www.aacuc.org to see the benefits of membership.
About the Illinois Credit Union League
The Illinois Credit Union League is the primary trade association for more than 260 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 3.4 million members. More information can be found at www.icul.com.
LSC® is a credit union service organization offering a wide array of products and services and is dedicated to helping credit unions compete. Its experience and expertise in all areas from card programs and customer service to education and legal advocacy, as a corporate partner of the Illinois Credit Union League, has made LSC a key support provider in the credit union movement. Its products include credit and debit programs, pre-paid debit cards, portfolio development consulting, Agent credit card programs, ATM services, and debt collection. It serves more than 2,300 credit unions in 50 states. More information can be found at: http://www.lsc.net.