“Standing on the shoulders of giants” is a favorite quote of Rudy Hanley (soon-to-retire CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU and former National Credit Union Foundation board member). He uses it often and always says it with the utmost humility and awe at the good works of others. This despite the fact that Mr. Hanley is a giant in his own right for his accomplishments on behalf of his members and the credit union movement.

Think about the visual for a moment. Imagine the vista you would see standing on the shoulders of giants. I think a lot about what that vista looks like in the context of improving people’s financial well-being. I also ponder what Mr. Hanley would see and I surmise that it might look a lot like the vision of the NCUF – a vision to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.

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