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BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Fiserv is starting to use its financial power for other than just business moves in the credit union industry. Just a few months ago it gave $300,000 to the Filene Institute to fund research and now it has contributed $25,000 to support America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H. The money will go to restoration and maintenance of the museum. Roger Kuhns, president of Fiserv’s Western Credit Union Division, was on hand to present the donation. Fiserv’s was one of two contributions made to the institution. Bill Raker, president and CEO of U.S. Federal Credit Union, Burnesville, Minn., and chairman of the Minnesota Credit Union League, also presented one-of-a-kind credit union historical artifacts to museum board chairman Gordon Simmons and executive director Peggy Powell. Hank Klein, recently retired CEO of Arkansas Credit Union, Jacksonville, Ark., and sponsor and contributor to the museum, also was on hand during the presentation. “Keeping the history of credit unions alive is vital to the continued philosophical growth and development of the credit union movement,” said Simmons. “Fiserv’s contribution will go a long way in preserving the movement’s past and, by extension, supporting the future of credit unions in this country.” The mission of America’s Credit Union Museum is to tell the human side of the credit union story. The museum commemorates the founders and site of America’s first credit union, St. Mary’s Cooperative Credit Association, in Manchester, N.H. in 1908. The purpose of the museum, opened during International Credit Union Week in October, 2002, is to tell the story of the movement in a way that will involve, inspire and personalize the experience for visitors.

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