Last week, we announced in partnership with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) the development of a grant fund in honor of Warren Morrow, credit union advocate and Coopera founder. The Warren Morrow Hispanic Growth Fund, established through the National Credit Union Foundation will help credit unions with less than $500 million in assets start or enhance a Hispanic growth program.
Warren was a visionary in the credit union industry who saw immense potential for growth for those cooperatives that focused strategically on serving the largest, fastest-growing and youngest community in the United States. To carry on his legacy, this fund supports what Warren believed deeply – that credit unions were the avenue to providing dignified financial services to Hispanics.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Warren than by carrying forward his vision,” CUNA COO Jill Tomalin commented in our press release. “CUNA is pleased to be working with Coopera to launch the new fund and we look forward to its impact.”
To kick off contributions to the fund, Coopera will donate $1,000 as a part of its participation in the “Make a Difference” project hosted from its booth (#329) at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), February 23-27 in Washington, D.C.
Donations can be made anytime by visiting http://tinyurl.com/morrowdonation.
A celebration will take place at the 2014 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, scheduled for November 3-6 in Las Vegas. More details will be announced later.
Warren, who passed away in early 2012 at the age of 34, founded Coopera in 2006 in partnership with the Iowa Credit Union League to help credit unions across the country reach and serve Hispanics as an opportunity for growth. In 2009, Coopera also partnered with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to form an exclusive alliance partnership to further Hispanic outreach throughout the credit union industry.Leave a comment