2014 Conference Sponsors
Citi Community Development
Citi Community Development is leading Citi’s commitment to achieve economic empowerment and growth for underserved individuals, families and communities by expanding access to financial products and services, and building sustainable business solutions and innovative partnerships. Focus areas include commercial and philanthropic funding; innovative financial products and services; and collaborations with institutions that expand access to financial products and services for low-income and underserved communities.
Credit Union National Association
With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, CUNA, the Credit Union National Association, serves 90 percent of America’s 7,200 credit unions, which are owned by nearly 95 million consumer members. CUNA partners with state leagues and credit unions to comprehensively track and have a positive impact on laws affecting operations and members, engage credit unions politically at the grassroots level, facilitate discussion and provide credit union input to regulators, and build knowledge for compliance staff.
CUNA Mutual Group
CUNA Mutual Group was founded in 1935 by credit union pioneers and our commitment to their vision continues today. We offer insurance and protection for credit unions, employees and members; lending solutions and marketing programs; TruStage™ branded consumer insurance products; and investment and retirement services to help our customers succeed.
Dedagroup is an international leader in information and communication technology headquartered in Italy. The company provides specialized solutions for financial markets, public administration and private companies. For financial institutions, Dedagroup provides core banking systems, outsourcing services and solutions, and wide-ranging experience in cooperative banking models.
The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. For more than half a century the Ford Foundation’s goals have been to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. The Foundation believes all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.
Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. is an independent, fixed-income securities broker-dealer that has been serving institutional investors across the U.S. for more than 26 years. MBS is a veteran-owned business whose customers include credit unions, banks, counties, municipalities (including school districts and special districts), money managers, and other institutional investors.
Quicken Loans is the largest online home lender in the US. Making a difference for clients, team members and communities is an integral part of the culture at Quicken Loans. It’s not just a way of thinking; it’s the way Quicken lives. In 2013, Quicken donated more than $10 million to 250 non-profits and charitable organizations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina and California. Team members contributed 36,000 hours of volunteer time at more than 200 different community events.
Bank of America
Bank of America focuses its philanthropic efforts to address pressing needs related to housing, hunger and jobs with a particular focus on helping low-income communities. From philanthropy to volunteering and more, Bank of America working to connect individuals and families with the resources and tools needed to advance toward financial stability. Last year, Bank of America employees volunteered 1.5 million hours, giving their time and expertise to communities large and small.
Capital One Bank invests in local communities, working with partners to support affordable housing, economic development, financial education and education programs. It develops and supports programs that not only rebuild the brick and mortar structures of local neighborhoods, but also help to revitalize the social and economic well-being of the community.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence is a Christian-based, member-owned financial services organization that offers banking, insurance, asset management and other financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.
Founded in late 1979, LISC, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is the largest community development support organization in the country. For almost three decades, LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities.
Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates
Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union League has a proud tradition of innovation and leadership among the nation’s credit union trade associations. Through membership in the MCUL, Michigan credit unions receive important services such as legislative, regulatory and media advocacy; a stream of timely and vital news and information; access to key education and training programs; direct assistance with critical operational and planning issues; and a host of other products, services and programs designed exclusively to meet the unique individual and collective needs of credit unions.
National Cooperative Bank
National Cooperative Bank provides comprehensive banking services to cooperatives and other member-owned organizations throughout the country. What makes NCB unique is that the bank was created to address the financial needs of an underserved market niche – people who join together cooperatively to meet personal, social or business needs, especially in low-income communities.
National Credit Union Foundation
The National Credit Union Foundation is the charitable arm of the US credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
Navy Federal Credit Union
Since 1933, Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from seven members to over 4 million members. In that time Navy Federal’s vision has remained focused on serving its unique field of membership: “Be the most preferred and trusted financial institution serving the military and their families.”
Strategic Information Technology’s mission is simple: to enhance the performance of its customers. Five of the six largest financial institutions in Canada use SIT’s Portfolio Plus, core banking software that helps manage billions in loans, investments, retail banking, mobile banking and term deposits.