Lee Butke, president/CEO of Corporate One FCU in Columbus, Ohio, has been named a director of the National Credit Union Foundation.
Butke joined the board following a meeting last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., and will serve as the representative of the Association of Corporate Credit Unions.
Separately, the foundation board also voted to update NCUF’s logo tagline and mission statement, as well as its annual grant process going forward.
The new logo tagline is “Making Financial Freedom Achievable” and the updated mission statement is “making financial freedom achievable through credit unions.”
In a statement, Bucky Sebastian, NCUF executive director, said the addition of Butke would cement corporate ties with the foundation’s Community Investment Fund.
“NCUF has worked with Corporate One FCU for many years, most notably on our primary funding mechanism, the Community Investment Fund,” Sebastian said. “Butke has long been a champion of the credit union philosophy.”
The board also voted to refresh the foundation’s annual financial grant program “to make a bigger impact.”
Instead of making a number of smaller grants for different projects, the foundation said it will make one large grant in support of one replicable project around financial education. Details are being finalized by the NCUF Grants Committee and an announcement will be made this spring.
Effective after CUNA’s board meeting in March, NCUF said, Winona Nava, president/CEO of Guadalupe CU in Santa Fe, N.M., will join the NCUF Board as a CUNA representative; Nava replaces Sandy Lingerfelt, president/CEO of Clinchfield FCU in Erwin, Tenn., who will be completing a term on the CUNA Board.