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Credit Union Philanthropy - People Helping People - The Credit Union Movement

CUES in the Community

In the tradition of the movement’s philosophy of people helping people, CUES is dedicated to providing support locally, nationally and globally through a variety of efforts.

CUES contributions for Fiscal Year 2011

Credit Union Movement


  • National Credit Union Foundation, corporate supporter
  • Madison-Area Chapter of Credit Unions, champion supporter
  • World Council of Credit Unions, Silver Sponsor
  • Filene Research Institute


  • Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run hosted by Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.
  • African American Credit Union Coalition, silver sponsor
  • NCUF Bronze Sponsorship
  • Vintner Sponsorship for the Credit Union for Kids Wine Auction
  • Nashua Valley Council, BSA Reception Sponsor for CUES Board member Fred Healey
  • National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors Sponsorship
  • Achieva Credit Union Box Car Rally Sponsor
  • Madison Area Chapter of Credit Unions Supporter and Raffle Sponsor


  • Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions Golf Tournament, $1,000
  • Repairing Homes and Restoring Hope in honor of Carol Humenick; $5,000
  • Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in memory of Frederick Hogan; $100

Council Speakers

  • Bill Hampel of CUNA
  • Pamela Leavitt and Stacy Augustine of the Northwest CU Association
  • Mike James, COO for Lending Insights from CUDL
  • Dennis Tanimoto, president/CEO of the Hawaii Credit Union League
  • Gigi Hyland of the NCUA
  • Ted Thames of Cornerstone
  • Brett Christensen of CU Lending Advice
  • John DeLoach, First Florida CU
  • Herbert Yolles, NCUA
  • Art Wood, Railroad and Industrial FCU
  • Alan White, Vital Insight
  • Sarah Snell-Cooke, Editor-in-Chief of Credit Union Times
  • Stanton Davis, Alabama Telco CU
  • Theran Colwell, Director of Strategy & Business Development, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Steve Sorrel, Vice President of Corporate Development, CUNA Mutual Group
  • George Hodges of New Market Partners
  • Brian Scott of The Members Group
  • Joette Colletts, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Joni Lovingood, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Jeff Russell of The Members Group
  • Mark Sievewright from FiServ
  • Denise Gabel from Filene Research Institute

Association Industry

Significant Staff Involvement

  • Barb Kachelski serves as the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives Certified Association Executive (CAE) committee co-chairman and a board member for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.
  • CUES was recognized in Vantage Point, a magazine for association professionals, for our new dues structure leading to membership growth.
  • Shawn Krohn is the Marketing Chair for Design Madison
  • CUES received three 2011 Awards for Publication Excellence Competition awards:
    • Grand Award – Brochures, Manuals & Reports – CUES Golden Mirror Awards Call for Entries
    • Award of Excellence – Most Improved Web and Intranet Sites – CUES Website Redesign
    • Award of Excellence – Printed Magazines and Journals Over 32 pages – July 2012 issues of Credit Union Management magazine

Local Community Relations   

CUES Memberships

  • Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce, Member

CUES Sponsorships

  • Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing in October, hole sponsor
  • Champion Supporter of The Links, Inc.
  • Gold Sponsor for Gilda’s Club’s Red Doors Golf Tournament
  • Tee it Up for the Troops, sponsored a returning troop to golf

CUES Donations

  • Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation
  • Wisconsin Historical Society
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, St. John Church and Student Center in memory of editor, Theresa Witham’s grandfather, Jacque Sammet
  • Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home – Memorial of Rebecca Treige, Kan Wanek’s fiancé
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute – In memory of Thomas Healey

Significant Staff Involvement

  • Drive for Hope, held August 8 in Madison, Wis. raised $31,939 for the “Creating Hope” Lung Cancer Campaign benefiting the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.
  • Through corporate donations and staff giving, CUES supported the United Way of Dane County during our 2011 United Way Campaign.
  • Fred Johnson is the co-chairman of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Lung Cancer Task Force.
  • Shannon Gherke walked for breast cancer.

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