The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) is a unique shared investment program that strengthens the credit union movement throughout the Dakotas, across the US, and worldwide. You choose to help all credit unions make a difference.

Purpose: To build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through the support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in the Dakotas.

Mission: To establish a charitable Credit Union Foundation so that we can sustain long-lasting contributions with a more significant impact on our Dakota credit unions and their communities they serve.

Foundation Board

  • Darla Schafer, Flasher Community Credit Union – Chair
  • Jane Duerre, NorStar Federal Credit Union – Vice-Chair
  • Katie Nehl, First Community Credit Union – Secretary
  • Abby Murano, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union – Treasurer
  • Mike Reisnour, Dakota Plains Credit Union
  • Keith Mantz – Capital Credit Union
  • Jeff Olson, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas – Director
  • Lori Welder, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas – Executive Director
  • SD West – Vacant (term expires 2023)
  • SD East – Vacant (term expires 2023)

Click here to download an application for consideration. Nominations for two open board seats are being accepted through April 14, 2020, 5:00 pm CT. Please contact Lori Welder for more information.

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