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Montana's credit unions are doing great things. Below is news about some of the ways they've been making a difference in communities across the state.


  • 2014 Montana CU Professional of the Year -- Deanna Brost

     HELENA, MT -- This year's Montana Credit Union Network Professional of the Year is Deanna Brost, president and CEO of McCone Country FCU. 

  • SAF Receives MCUCD Philosophy in Action Award

    May 23, 2014 -- MCUCD presented the Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) with the 2014 MCUCD Philosophy in Action Award, recognizing SAF's ongoing partnership with MCUCD and its long-time commitment to matched savings account programs for Montana students.

  • Being Financially Fit Starts with Education

    April 14, 2014 -- Parents today are regularly encouraged to talk to their children about substance abuse, sex, and bullying. And, while those topics are important to everyone's overall well-being, there should be one more topic on that list: money.

  • Filene Welcomes New Board Members (including Tracie Kenyon)

    March 21, 2014 -- Filene Research Institute welcomes three new credit union and system CEOs to its administrative board of directors: Tracie Kenyon, president/CEO at MCUN; Maurice Smith, president/CEO at Local Government FCU; and Robert “Bob” Trunzo, president/CEO at CUNA Mutual Group.

  • Five Montana Credit Unions Receive NCUA Grants

    March 14, 2014 -- Five Montana credit unions were among the 127 low-income credit unions across the nation that received will be able to offer new products, train the next generation of credit union leadership, and gain access to more resources to help their communities with grants awarded by NCUA.

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  • Russell Country FCU - CommUNITY Project

    January 10, 2014 -- Last spring, Russell Country Federal Credit Union launched the "Unity Project," aiming to help community members achieve financial success while building a better community.

  • Member Driven Technologies Acquires CUsource

    October 30, 2013 – This week, Member Driven Technologies (MDT), a Michigan-based Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) that provides information technology services and solutions to credit unions, announced the acquisition of CUsource, LLC.

  • Helena Community CU -- NAMI Stalwart

    October 30, 2013 – For the fourth consecutive year, employees at Helena Community Credit Union worked the registration booth at the fundraising walk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dozens of credit union employees helped to sign people up, manage the money, and answer questions.

  • Miracle Jeans Day 2013

    On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 29 credit unions in Montana participated in or supported Miracle Jeans Day. The staff at those credit unions were given the option to donate $5 and don their jeans for work, with all funds raised going to Shodair Children's Hospital, the sole Children's Miracle Network hospital in the state.

  • Park Side FCU -- Philosophy in Action

    Park Side FCU has supported the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley for a number of years now.

  • Community 1st FCU -- Philosophy in Action

     Community 1st FCU makes room for community seniors in its Ekalaka branch.

  • Missoula FCU Names New President/CEO

    The Missoula FCU Board has selected Jack Lawson to replace current President/CEO Gary Clark, who is retiring in September after 18 years with the credit union.

  • Park Side FCU Hosts Artist Reception

    Park Side Credit Union is showing off their member’s photography skills through a calendar.

  • Richland FCU -- Philosophy in Action

    August 1 was Co-op Day at the Richland County Fair, and Richland FCU once again teamed up with other area cooperatives to serve free root beer floats to fairgoers.

  • Mountain Regional Roundtable a Success

    Lots of fun was woven into the learning at the Mountain Regional Credit Union Roundtable held early July in West Yellowstone, Montana.

  • Montana Credit Unions Champion Relay for Life

    Montana’s credit unions are making a huge collective contribution to their local Relays for Life, which is just the cooperative nature.

  • Russell Country FCU Hopes to Save Residents $1 Million in Fees

    Russell Country FCU recently launched a campaign with the intention of saving local residents $1,000,000 while benefiting three local non-profits.

  • Sky FCU Earns Philosophy in Action Award

    Sky FCU was recently honored with the 2013 Philosophy in Action Award from Montana Credit Unions for Community Development.

  • Collaboration Prepares Students to Be Financially Smart

    For the past eight years, students at Paris Gibson Alternative Education Center have participated in Financial Fitness for Life. This partnership between three Great Falls non-profits -- including Great Falls Teachers FCU (which is now Embark CU) -- provides students with critical life skills by teaching financial literacy and upon completion contributes funds to help them open a savings account. a program designed to deliver engaging and thoughtful financial education to school-aged children who are educationally at-risk.

  • Shred-A-Thon to Benefit Big Sky Honor Flight

    The credit union philosophy is deeply committed to giving back to the community, and Billings-area credit unions sponsored a public shred-a-thon on Saturday April 27 to raise funds for the Big Sky Honor flight (and help people safely dispose of their sensitive documents).  

  • Fabulous Fall Forum

    More than 78 people from 23 Montana Credit Unions recently spent three days in Helena at the fabulous Fall Forum, hosted by the Montana Credit Union Network in Late October 2012.

  • Miracle Jeans Day 2012

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 29 Montana credit unions participated in Miracle Jeans Day. The staff at those credit unions were given the option to donate $5 and don their jeans for work, with all funds raised going to the Children's Miracle Network hospital in Montana -- Shodair Children's Hospital, located in Helena.

  • MCUCD Recieves $180,000 AFI Grant

    The Office of Community Services has awarded 18 Assets for Independence (AFI) grants totaling more than $3.9 million to community-based organizations and government agencies under HHS’ Administration for Children and Families. Funded projects will provide low-income individuals and families with access to Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) as well as training on financial education.

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