* In the 11 years before her tenure, a total of $900,000 was distributed in grants. During Brownell’s nine-year tenure, more than $7.7 million has been distributed; * Under her direction, the Community Investment Fund-the primary funding mechanism for local, state, national and international CU development-was launched; * Brownell was instrumental in helping make the Campus Credit Union Council a self-sufficient organization through a five-year Foundation grant; * She has represented credit unions as a member of the National Cooperative Foundation Board; * Under Brownell’s leadership, the National Credit Union System became a partner with Children’s Miracle network and Credit Unions for Kids; * She oversaw the disbursement of $1.4 million to families of volunteers and staff of Federal Employees Credit Union that was destroyed in the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing.

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