'Inspiring hope for a global community' is this year's ICU Day theme

on "May 01, 2020 8:30 am"

On Oct. 15 credit unions worldwide will be celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). Celebrated for the first time in 1948, this annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world, and ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.

“This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Inspiring hope for a global community,” says Michelle Kamke, marketing projects manager at CUNA. “What better way to show how credit unions from across the world provide hope through financial services, education and support than to highlight how credit unions have advanced the lives of members during the economic uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” 

Participating credit unions can showcase how members and non-members alike can turn to them for financial services, guidance and relief during everyday hurdles, unexpected loss or disaster. You’re encouraged to share your memorable ICU Day plans and highlights with credit unions worldwide on social media using #ICUDay.

International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Harland Clarke.

“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, credit unions around the globe have continued to provide a high level of service to their members and demonstrated a generosity to their local communities that has set them apart from other financial institutions. We are truly inspiring hope for a global community. I can’t think of a better theme around which to celebrate International Credit Union Day 2020,” said Brian Branch, World Council of Credit Unions president/CEO.

In a year like no other, credit unions can embrace this day to celebrate how they are different and the difference they make.

Learn more at cuna.org/icuday.