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Wisconsin Credit Union League


The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the dues-funded, trade association for 199 of Wisconsin's not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions. Based on the credit union philosophy of "people helping people," The Wisconsin Credit Union League feels it is important to give back to the local community and educate consumers on pertinent issues.

 

The Wisconsin Credit Union League supports:


REAL Solutions®

This is a statewide initiative pioneered by Wisconsin credit unions to help build financially strong, self-supporting families and communities. Credit unions share best practices to help families of all incomes improve their creditworthiness and build wealth. The effort is not defined by a particular program or service, but rather a commitment to help members regardless of profit. It's credit unions doing what's right simply because its the right thing to do, without any costly state or federal mandates. The REAL Solutions Scorecard, produced by The League annually, explains how the effort returns more than $200 million a year to Wisconsin's 2.2 million credit union members.

 

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Program

Wisconsin credit unions are helping tax filers receive their refunds free and fast by partnering with volunteer tax preparation sites statewide.

 

Consumer Credit Counseling Services

Credit unions provide free financial counseling to help members stay on a sound financial path. But credit unions may also partner with CCCS to offer additional intensive counseling to help financially troubled members with nowhere else to turn. The League won the most prestigious national award offered by the credit union movement, the Herb Wegner Award, for this effort which helps members develop debt repayment plans, establish workable budgets and prevent a debt-to-bankruptcy cycle.

 

Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation

Established in 2007, The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to promote the growth and health of credit unions and their communities.

 

National Credit Union Foundation

The Foundation supports the development of credit unions in parts of the world where there are no financial services alternatives, bringing financial stability to places like the Philippines and Afghanistan.

 

Financial Education

The League is dedicated to improving our state's financial literacy through efforts with our affiliated credit unions and additional partnerships. For example, credit unions' statewide REAL Solutions effort has captured several Governor's Financial Literacy Awards for efforts that focus on financial education. 

 

Filene Research Institute

The Institute produces research that benefits members and consumers through innovative developments in credit union services.

 

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

The League encourages fundraising by credit unions for this preferred charity, which provides medical care for 17 million children annually regardless of their families' ability to pay. Wisconsin credit unions raise anywhere from a quarter million to a half million dollars annually for the hospitals, and credit unions nationally - through the Credit Unions for Kids program - are among the charity's top sponsors nationwide.

 

United Way

The League involves its staff in annual fundraising for the United Way through employee contributions, bake and craft sales, mini-golf and other activities.

 

American Cancer Society

League employees raise money for the charity by buying Daffodils in the spring as a sign of hope for cancer patients.


 

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