Cornerstone League



Credit unions were built on a cooperative spirit and thrive today because of that collaboration. Credit unions are more than an industry. We are a movement. From networking events and educational meetups to our annual YP Conference, Cornerstone's young professionals program provides opportunities to deepen your involvement with the movement and keep it moving forward. Whether you want to dip a toe or dive in headfirst, Cornerstone is here for you.

Become a Registered Credit Union Young Professional

Registering as a Credit Union Young Professional simply gets you on the emailing list. You will start to receive YP-related communications as well as personal invitations to events. You may join as many or as few events as you wish.

Take It a Step Further: Become a Chapter Delegate

Being a Chapter Delegate is a way to get more involved on the chapter level and serve as the liaison between the chapter leadership and other YPs in the area. Responsibilities could include promoting chapter and other events to YPs, planning YP meetups, and serving on the chapter board. If you would be interested in this, check the box when registering as a CUYP. If you are already registered, please email

Become a Crasher

Crashing a conference is an experience like no other. It is an immersion into learning, networking, and growing. Being a Crasher can jumpstart your career and your passion over the course of a several-day conference.

Become an Advisor

Advisors are CUYPs that are ready to take on a leadership role among their fellow CUYPs. YP Advisors are selected from across the region to serve two-year terms. They not only advise CUYPs on ways to be involved but also as advisors to Cornerstone on how to better support our CUYPs. They are responsible for engaging CUYPs at a local level, planning and hosting CUYP virtual and in-person meetups, communicating with CUYPs, and representing CUYPs at Cornerstone events.

Advisors are selected by an application process in the fall of odd-numbered years.

Be recognized as Young Professional of the Year

Cornerstone League’s Young Professional of the Year is an individual who:
  • is at least 18 years of age and no more than 40 years of age
  • has been heavily engaged with the Cornerstone Young Professionals
  • demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the credit union movement and their community

The Young Professional of the Year is recognized at the YP Conference, which is typically held in May. Visit the Young Professionals award page for complete information.

Nomination deadline is March 29, 2024.

Attend the YP Conference

Young Professionals ConferenceWhat better way to see what CUYPs are about than attending a conference designed specifically for young professionals? From the content to the format, every detail of the YP Conference is designed to give young professionals a conference experience that is relevant to them and where they are in their careers. You will hear from inspiring speakers, spend valuable time networking with other YPs, have meaningful discussions during the popular power hour sessions, and leave with tons of information to take back to your credit union. 

The YP Conference is normally held in May. Keep an eye on our events calendar for more details.

Attend the Southwest Lending & Collections Conference for free – apply for a grant

Engaged young professionals are encouraged to apply for the Gary D. Parker Legacy Scholarship offered by the Cornerstone Lending and Collections Council. The scholarship covers the Southwest Lending & Collections conference registration fee and three nights’ lodging at the conference hotel. Only one scholarship will be awarded. Applicants must be 40 years and under and an employee of a credit union in Cornerstone League’s five-state region. 


Check out our tools page to find toolkits to help with networking, talking about the CUYP program, and hosting events.

Upcoming Events

Check out the recordings of our previous virtual meetups on the Tools page.

    Fort Worth Chapter Meeting

    Euless, TX

    Come join the FW Chapter of Credit Unions for an entertaining and interactive evening with memory expert, Ron White.

    Houston Chapter Golf Tournament

    Houston, TX

    Join the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions for their annual CU@THECOURSE tournament benefiting children's charities, disaster recovery, and scholarship funds.

    Young Professionals Conference

    San Antonio, TX

    A conference dedicated to credit union professionals age 40 and younger.

    St. Louis Chapter Professional Development Conference

    St. Louis, MO

    Join us on Thursday, May 16, for a half-day professional development conference.

    St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions' Annual Golf Scramble

    St. Charles, MO

    This golf scramble is recommended for credit union employees, directors, and vendors. There are several options for participation and support, even for non-golfers.

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