Fiserv Makes Financial Donation to America's Credit Union Museum
"Fiserv is proud to continue its financial support of the credit union movement," said Tom Neill, president of Fiserv's Credit Union & Industry Products Group. "Credit unions play a vital role in the financial well-being of consumers, and we're pleased to be able to support their continued growth and development."
“Keeping the history of credit unions alive is vital to the continued philosophical growth and development of the credit union movement”
In July, Fiserv made a substantial contribution to the Filene Research Institute, based in Madison, Wis. The donation, which enabled Fiserv to join the institute's Chairman's Roundtable, will support research designed to foster credit union growth and development, Neill said.
Fiserv's credit union museum donation, presented by Roger Kuhns, president of Fiserv's Western Credit Union Division, was one of two contributions made to the institution. Bill Raker, president and CEO of U.S. Federal Credit Union, Burnesville, Minn., and chairman of the Minnesota Credit Union League, also presented one-of-a-kind credit union historical artifacts to museum board chairman Gordon Simmons and executive director Peggy Powell. Hank Klein, recently retired CEO of Arkansas Credit Union, Jacksonville, Ark., and sponsor and contributor to the museum, also was on hand during the presentation.
"Keeping the history of credit unions alive is vital to the continued philosophical growth and development of the credit union movement," said Simmons. "Fiserv's contribution will go a long way in preserving the movement's past and, by extension, supporting the future of credit unions in this country."
The mission of America's Credit Union Museum is to tell the human side of the credit union story. The museum commemorates the founders and site of America's first credit union, St. Mary's Cooperative Credit Association, in Manchester, N.H. in 1908. The purpose of the museum, opened during International Credit Union Week in October 2002, is to tell the story of the movement in a way that will involve, inspire and personalize the experience for visitors. In the process, the museum's goal is to awaken in the citizens of America and the credit union movement a renewed sense of civic pride. For more information, visit www.acumuseum.org.
Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq:FISV) provides information management systems and services to the financial and health benefit industries, including transaction processing, business process outsourcing and software and systems solutions. The company serves more than 16,000 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions, financial planners and investment advisers, insurance companies and agents, self-funded employers, lenders and savings institutions. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Fiserv reported $3.4 billion in processing and services revenues for 2004. Fiserv was ranked the largest provider of information technology services to the U.S. financial services industry in the 2004 FinTech 100 survey by the American Banker newspaper and the Financial Insights research firm. Fiserv can be found on the Internet at www.fiserv.com.
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