Thank you for joining us in Atlanta for the 38th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved!
As Americans continue to suffer from the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, the need for affordable financial services and responsible financing is greater than ever. Despite the challenges, community development credit unions have been stepping up to help millions of people in need, bringing their years of experience and innovation in serving low- and moderate income people and communities to main streets across the nation.
This was the focus of the Federation’s the 38th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved, held June 13-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 275 credit union executives, board members, and other financial services providers came together for the event, traveling from as far away as Hawaii and Alaska in the United States, to credit union representatives from the Caribbean and Europe.
Among the dignitaries at the conference were NCUA Board Chairman Deborah Matz; CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell; CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney; CUNA Board Chairman and Georgia Credit Union and Affiliates CEO Mike Mercer; Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions CEO, Melvin Edwards; NCUA Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives Director Bill Myers; and the Federation’s former President/CEO of more than 32 years Clifford N. Rosenthal, who made his final farewell address on Saturday, June 16.
To learn more about our conference, see below:
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Schedule, Presentations & Video Recordings
The final conference schedule, with links to all available conference presentations and video recordings from our plenary sessions are available by clicking here.
Click on the speaker photos or names to access detailed biographies.
Deborah Matz, NCUA Board Chairman
Donna G. Gambrell, CDFI Fund Director
William Myers, Director, NCUA Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives
Clifford N. Rosenthal, Outgoing Federation President/CEO
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
Mike Mercer, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates President & CEO
Melvin Edwards, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions CEO
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2012 Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Awards
In 1990, the CDCU movement lost one of its heroes with the passing of the Federation's Associate Director, Annie Wilma Vamper, whose life-long dedication to the credit union movement, and to small credit unions in particular, served as inspiration to many low- and moderate-income people and communities. Until her death, Vamper gave every ounce of her strength, commitment, and love to the CDCU movement, and in 1993, the "Helping Hands" Award was created to honor her memory, along with the dedication of the Federation's training center at our New York City headquarters.
The highest honor presented by the Federation, the Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Awards celebrate individuals whose unselfish work for the movement carry-on Annie's legacy, and whose contribution to their credit union has gone above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify the CDCU values.
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 recipients of the Annie Vamper “Helping Hands” Award are:
Phillip H. (Phil) Conner, Board Member, Mt. Zion Indianapolis Federal Credit Union (Indianapolis, IN); and
Helen Godfrey Smith, President / CEO, Shreveport Federal Credit Union (Shreveport, LA)
For more information about the awards and to learn about the winners, click here.
Video recordings of the awardee acceptance speeches are available by clicking here.
The Federation would like to acknowledge all our sponsors for their generous support!
Special thanks to the organzations that exhibited at our conference:
Questions & More Information
For additional information about the 38th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved, please contact Valerie Harrison, Conference Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800)437-8711 x218.