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Cornerstone Stars Take Home Awards for Youth Financial Education
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:00 AM

NYIB Attendees
Cornerstone region conference attendees, include staff from FivePoint CU (TX), Complex Community FCU (TX), WEOKIE CU (TX), InTouch CU (TX), Randolph-Brooks FCU (TX), Oklahoma Central CU (OK), MobilOil CU (TX), Resource One CU (TX), and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation.

The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) recently shined the spotlight of achievement on those individuals and credit unions whose efforts went above and beyond in the realm of youth financial education.

The NYIB is a group of volunteer credit union professionals that focus on youth financial education initiatives. Data collected by the NYIB underscores credit unions’ commitment to youth in 2017-2018, during which the not-for-profits reached a total of 629,741 students during 18,018 classroom presentations nationwide.

NYIB Recognitions for 2017
Texas ranks first for number of students reached (110,257) and second for number of presentations given (2,981). Oklahoma ranks seventh for number of students reached (30,161). Among our Cornerstone credit unions that reported their numbers to NYIB, seven received recognition for their exemplary work in the classrooms.

  • Complex Community FCU received a 1st place award in their asset category for the highest number of presentations conducted as a team (1,006) and 1st place for reaching the most students as a team (59,912).
  • Randolph Brooks CU received a 2nd place award in their asset category for the number of presentations conducted as a team (460).
  • Tinker FCU received a 2nd place in their asset category for highest number of students reached as a team (18,866).
  • Josh Franzen from InTouch CU received a 1st place award for reaching the highest number of students (11,381).
  • Mandy Clayton from FivePoint CU, who also serves as a Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation trustee, received a 1st place award for being the top presenter based on the number of presentations given (602). Mandy has served as the chairman for the NYIB Executive Committee; she will be retiring as chairman this year and continuing as ex-officio for the upcoming year.
  • Hannah Luncefort from FivePoint CU received a 2nd place award for being the top presenter based on the number of presentations given (410). 

Cornerstone Foundation would like to congratulate Myra Aranda, Complex Community CU, as she assumes her new role as the central delegate for the upcoming 2018-2019 year.

“We are so proud of our credit unions and their continuing efforts to educate youth on good financial practices and decisions,” says Paula Upchurch, financial capability director. “It is vital that we are proactive in preparing our youth to make good choices, so they will have greater knowledge and understanding of how to handle their financial responsibilities in adulthood.”

As part of its Foundation Financial Capability Network collaborative initiative, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation also tracks credit unions’ financial education outreach. Foundation Network aims to expand financial education outreach and make an impact on the lives of people, from preschoolers to adults. This unique initiative allows the Foundation to diversely impact communities of all shapes and sizes, from cradle to grave.

To learn more or to join our Foundation Financial Capability Network of individuals who share a passion for financial education, please visit or contact Paula Upchurch at

Pictured below L to R, First row: Josh Franzen, InTouch CU; Mandy Clayton, FivePoint CU; Myra Aranda, James Zugg, Complex Community FCU; Heather Kay, Tinker FCU; Michelle Herrera and Jennifer Crawford, Randolph Brooks FCU.

Heather Kay, Tinker FCU