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Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Governors Sign Proclamations Declaring April Financial Literacy Month; CUs Urged to Participate in Financial Fitness Day
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:55 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is encouraging credit unions to hold a “Financial Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 2, to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. This initiative will raise funds for NCUF and the Cornerstone Foundation in support of their financial education initiatives. And according to Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran, National Financial Literacy Month is helping to increase awareness of the importance of being financially literate.

“We are very excited that the governors of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas have all signed proclamations declaring April as Financial Literacy Month,” notes Moran. “In all three proclamations, the governors acknowledge the important role financial education plays in helping consumers make more responsible financial choices.”

To participate, in Financial Fitness Day, credit unions can come up with their own creative fundraising idea, or they could hold one or more of the following:

  • Jeans or Casual Day for staff
  • Bake Sale for staff and/or members
  • Deduct or Donate a Buck - Ask staff and/or members to consider a voluntary contribution of $1 or more either in cash as they complete their transaction and/or deducting from their checking or saving account as often as they choose.

Credit unions can learn more about Financial Fitness Day, by visiting financialfitnessday.com.

To learn more about other financial literacy activities taking place in April, please visit the Cornerstone Foundation’s website, at www.cscuf.coop/financial_literacy_month.html.

If you are interested in attending one of the Cornerstone Foundation’s upcoming FOCUS “train the trainer” session, please visit www.cscuf.coop/events.html