Murmurings - National Credit Union Foundation Podcast
About This Show
Murmurings: highlighting best practices around financial education, financial well-being, philosophy and philanthropy in the credit union space.
Whether it’s collaborating on projects, convening resources, igniting passion, honoring leaders, or making financial education meaningful, the Foundation represents credit unions at the national level, kick starting their efforts to strengthen the financial well-being of everyone in their community.
Most Recent Episode
#13 - Scholarships & the BECU Foundation
6 days ago
On today’s podcast, we are going to be talking about a credit union foundation and awarding scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates, which is a big part of many credit unions' community outreach and philanthropic work.
Therefore, we looked to one of the biggest credit unions in the country, BECU in Washington, to learn more about the BECU Foundation. On the podcast, you’ll hear from Debbie Wege, Cooperative Community Advocate and Executive Director of the BECU Foundation, where we’ll talk about their scholarship program, where they’ve distributed over $2.2 million, reaching almost 1,000 students over the last twenty years. You’ll also hear about their unique banquet for scholarship recipients and special financial education event for students at a Seattle Mariners Game. Of course, we had to discuss their new "Closing for Good" event where they close their branches for a day and all BECU employees volunteer at reality fairs for local youth.
To see pictures and learn more, visit: https://blog.ncuf.coop/2016/11/murmurings-podcast-13-scholarships-with-becu/