MANCHESTER, NH –– America’s Credit Union Museum today announced that Fiserv, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, has pledged its support to America’s Credit Union Museum Legacy Campaign. The Campaign’s goal is to raise $3.3 million to expand the Museum and renovate an adjacent building into a credit union industry research library. The pledge brings the Campaign’s total to over $2.5 million and 75% of its fundraising objective. The Fiserv pledge will fund the Fiserv Exhibit Hall, which will house both a permanent and rotating collection of credit union archives and displays.
The Fiserv pledge is aligned to its social responsibility and corporate citizenship program, Fiserv Gives Back, through which the company provides financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer support focused in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, environmental stewardship and education.
“In a world that is moving faster than ever before, the focus of credit unions on meeting the needs of their members has not wavered,” said Vinnie Brennan, president, Credit Union Solutions, Fiserv. “Credit unions have adapted their services to stay in step with the way people live and work today while remaining true to their mission, and as a result are more relevant now than ever. The ability of credit unions to continue meet the unique needs of their members is a foundation for a bright future, which Fiserv is proud to support.”
“I would like to thank Fiserv for their support in memorializing the impact that credit unions have on millions of Americans,” said Stephanie Smith, Executive Director of the Museum. “Fiserv recognizes the importance of preserving and communicating the unique values and principles of credit unions. Our industry’s distinctive history clearly communicates the credit union difference and forms the foundation of our commitment to our member-owners both today and in the future.”
America’s Credit Union Museum is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the building where the first credit union in the United States first began serving French Canadian textile mill workers in 1908. The Museum was established in 2002 and visually tells the stories of the individuals instrumental in establishing credit unions in the U.S., the subsequent growth of credit unions throughout the country, and their continued role in providing millions of Americans with a more secure financial future. Museum exhibits bring to life the stories behind credit unions’ unique values and philosophy while connecting the movement’s past with its present and future. The Museum also hosts credit union events and strategic planning retreats where credit union leaders focus on the future while being surrounded by the roots of the movement.
Launched in 2014, the Legacy Campaign is a three-year capital campaign with a goal of raising $3.3 million to create a new industry research center, add additional exhibit space, and provide renovations to the existing Museum building. The physical and electronic industry research center will make credit union history more accessible, while the additional exhibit space and upgraded conference facilities will help credit union professionals, legislators, and citizens experience firsthand the unique role credit unions play in the marketplace.
More information about the Museum and the Legacy Campaign can be found at acumuseum.org.