Lee Butke, president/CEO of Corporate One FCU in Columbus, Ohio,has been named a director of the National Credit UnionFoundation.

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Butke joined the board following a meeting last week inScottsdale, Ariz., and will serve as the representative of theAssociation of Corporate Credit Unions.

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Separately, the foundation board also voted to update NCUF'slogo tagline and mission statement, as well as its annual grantprocess going forward.

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The new logo tagline is “Making Financial Freedom Achievable”and the updated mission statement is “making financial freedomachievable through credit unions.”

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In a statement, Bucky Sebastian, NCUF executive director, saidthe addition of Butke would cement corporate ties with thefoundation's CommunityInvestment Fund.

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“NCUF has worked with Corporate One FCU for many years, mostnotably on our primary funding mechanism, the Community InvestmentFund,” Sebastian said. “Butke has long been a champion of thecredit union philosophy.”

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The board also voted to refresh the foundation's annualfinancial grant program “to make a bigger impact.”

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Instead of making a number of smaller grants for differentprojects, the foundation said it will make one large grant insupport of one replicable project around financial education.Details are being finalized by the NCUF Grants Committee and anannouncement will be made this spring.

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Effective after CUNA's board meeting in March, NCUF said, WinonaNava, president/CEO of Guadalupe CU in Santa Fe, N.M., will jointhe NCUF Board as a CUNA representative; Nava replaces SandyLingerfelt, president/CEO of Clinchfield FCU in Erwin, Tenn., whowill be completing a term on the CUNA Board.

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