MADISON, Wis. -- CUNA Mutual recently signed a $100,000 annualsupport agreement for 2007 and 2008 with World Council of CreditUnions.


The agreement includes an international development grant tocreate the CUNA Mutual Group Fund for Leadership and Innovation tosupport credit union strengthening where needs are greatest and theCUNA Mutual Group Global Credit Union Disaster Relief Fund toassist WOCCU with disaster relief efforts.


The grant will also support WOCCU's annual World Credit UnionConference, which provides an educational forum for credit unionleaders to gather and learn about new trends, exchange ideas forconfronting challenges and network with peers from around theworld. CUNA Mutual Group supported the 2007 conference in Calgary,Canada, and will sponsor the 2008 conference in Hong Kong, July13-16.


"We are proud to support these incredibly importantinitiatives," said CUNA Mutual Group International Division SeniorVice President Sue Albrecht. "Our continued support of WOCCU andthe work being done to develop credit unions and provide servicesto the underserved is important to both CUNA Mutual and the creditunion movement worldwide."

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