Dakota Credit Unions Care Campaign

All through the month of April 2019, the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) held its 3rd Dakota Credit Unions Care Campaign, in conjunction with CUNA’s National Credit Union Youth Month. After receiving all the donations from the participating credit unions and the individuals who pledged to match our CEO Jeff Olson’s challenge, we are thrilled to report that the final total raised this year was $2,547.61! This is the most money raised so far during this campaign over the past three years.


The donations came from 12 individual credit union professionals who responded to Jeff’s challenge of $1 a day equaling $30 and the outstanding participation from 14 credit unions in North Dakota and South Dakota.

Sincere thanks to these participating credit unions:
• Dakota Plains CU (Edgeley, ND)
• Dakota West CU (Watford City, ND)
• Flasher CCU (Flasher, ND)
• GEM FCU (Minot, ND)
• Hometown CU (Kulm, ND)
• Lakota FCU (Kyle, SD)
• Med Park CU (Grand Forks, ND)
• Med5 (Rapid City, SD)
• Norstar FCU (Britton, SD)
• North Star CCU (Maddock, ND)
• Postal Family FCU (Fargo, ND)
• Prairie Federal (Minot, ND)
• Voyage FCU (Sioux Falls, SD)
• Western Co-op CU (Williston, ND)

We would also like to acknowledge these individuals who each pledged $30:
• Judy Wolff (Avanti FCU)
• Debbie Kruckenberg (CUAD)
• Jeff Olson (CUAD)
• Lori Welder (CUAD)
• Lisa Snedeker (Dakotaland FCU)
• Mechelle Johnson (East River FCU)
• Harold Hagen (Hometown CU)
• Jane Duerre (Norstar FCU)
• Bob Herrington (North Star CCU)
• Fran Sommerfeld (Sioux Falls FCU)
• Joey Rotert (Sioux Falls FCU)
• Lacey TerWee (University FCU)

The Dakota Credit Unions Care Campaign features little green CU Hero icons which are supplied by the Foundation, to be purchased and displayed throughout our member credit unions across the two states. Credit union staff, volunteers and members participate by making a $1 donation, and all proceeds go directly to the CUFD to support children’s charities, financial education, scholarships, and community needs.

Please keep this annual event in mind for 2020! We would love to see even more credit unions participating!
*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this fundraiser has been postponed to a later month in 2020 (to be determined).