Former Federation Chairman Rita L. Haynes to be Honored
(April 11, 2008 – New York, NY) The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) has formed an alliance with the Institute for American Values, a New York-based nonprofit that is tackling the twin issues of excessive, harmful debt and inadequate savings in America. The Institute’s upcoming national conference, “Confronting the Debt Culture” which will be held in Washington, DC May 12-13, 2008 will honor Mrs. Rita L. Haynes, CEO of the Faith Community United CU (Cleveland, OH) and former Federation Chairman, at a luncheon on May 13. Another Federation Board Member, Mississippi State Senator Robert L. Jackson is also a featured speaker.
“We are delighted to working with the Institute and cosponsoring this conference,” said Federation President and CEO Cliff Rosenthal. “Their research shows tremendous appreciation and support for the role of credit unions and we’re very excited about the possibilities for collaboration.”
“The Institute is committed to spreading the word about the vital and indispensable role of the Federation and its member credit unions in serving low-income communities across the nation. We are honored to have the Federation as a cosponsor of the conference and to feature its leaders as speakers at this special event,” said David Blankenhorn, President of the Institute for American Values.
A limited number of registration waivers for the two-day conference have been made available to Federation-member CDCUs. To apply for a waiver, please contact Bonnie Robbins at 212-246-3942, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invited keynote speakers at the conference include U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas); Harold Ford, Jr., Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council; Ken Eiden, CEO of Prospera CU (Appleton, WI); and many more.
For additional information and to register for the conference click here, or visit: www.newthrift.org.
The Institute for American Values is a nonpartisan organization devoted to contributing intellectually to the renewal of family life and the sources of competence, character, and citizenship. By providing forums for scholarly inquiry and debate, the Institute seeks to bring fresh knowledge to bear on the challenges facing families and civil society. Through its research, publications, and other educational activities, the Institute seeks to bring new information and analyses to the attention of policymakers in government, opinion makers in the media, and decision makers in the private sector.