This Year’s Annual Star Gala was the Most Successful to Date

This Year’s Annual Star Gala was the Most Successful to Date

On September 23rd, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation hosted the 9th Annual Star Gala at the glamorous Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Each year, this event allows us to recognize some of our industries finest while raising money for programs that support the long-term success of credit unions within their communities. This year’s Gala was […]

Building Stronger Leaders: A Peek Inside the Credit Union Leadership Institute

Building Stronger Leaders: A Peek Inside the Credit Union Leadership Institute

The Mountain West Credit Union Association Leadership Institute is designed to expose future credit union leaders to the concepts and principles of both general and organizational leadership. Participants dive into real life case studies and are charged to work with their peers to come up with practical solutions. This equips them with the knowledge, experience […]

An Inside Look at Western CUNA Management School

An Inside Look at Western CUNA Management School

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program is a signature program created to support the training and development of the future leaders of the Credit Union Movement. The program’s central focus is on effectively preparing promising leaders for tomorrow’s challenges and providing them with the tools they need to pursue their passion for […]

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

For the past few years, the Gary Plank Scholarship has allowed the Foundation to send four professionals to the World Credit Union Conference. Amongst other factors, the recipients were selected based on a demonstrated commitment to the credit union cooperative model and to further development within the international credit union system. This year’s conference was […]

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Peer inside some of the most successful organizations and you’ll find leaders who have embraced the responsibility of setting a clear organizational vision, creating customer focus, demonstrating concrete organizational values and setting high expectations for excellence. In other words, leaders who have adopted a values-based approach. A cooperative, values-based leadership approach is at the heart […]

Hello, old sport. Care to join us for a party?

Hello, old sport. Care to join us for a party?

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Foundation’s Annual Star Gala is something I look forward to every year, and this year’s Gala promises to be better than ever. Dinner, and the awards presentation will take place on the stage […]

And the Survey Says…

And the Survey Says…

A few month’s ago, the Foundation’s Executive Director, Dan Santangelo, Ed.D, launched a study with the intention of answering the question, “What are the specific qualities and characteristics that make up high performing credit union leadership?” Of course, most of us have ideas about what makes a good credit union leader. However, research that provides […]

Belfast or Bust!

Belfast or Bust!

For the past few years, the Gary Plank Scholarship has allowed the Foundation to send three young professionals and volunteers, one from each of our three states, to the World Credit Union Conference. This year, the Foundation has also afforded the same opportunity to a Development Educator. We are so pleased to announce this year’s […]

Introducing This Year’s Brayman-Beach Scholarship Recipient!

Introducing This Year’s Brayman-Beach Scholarship Recipient!

We are so pleased to introduce you to Taylor Finley-Ponds, a senior at East High School and this year’s recipient of the Brayman-Beach Scholarship. The Brayman-Beach Scholarship was created to support our local communities through investing in young leaders. Named in honor of two visionary leaders in the credit union movement, Susan J. Brayman and […]