Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions is both the international development and charitable arm of the World Council of Credit Unions, whose 89-country membership is made up of 34 national associations, three regional associations and six credit owned businesses. Our mission is to improve lives and communities through credit unions.
The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Union's Board of Director's is an eight-member governing body, composed of credit union industry leaders that are committed to the Foundation's role as World Council's fundraising resource.
Chair - SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Vice Chair - Numerica Credit Union / Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
Secretary - Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates
Treasurer - Inova Federal Credit Union / Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
|Manfred Alfonso Dasenbrock
Director - Confederação Interestadual das Cooperativas Ligadas ao Sicredi (Sicredi)
Director - GECU Credit Union
Director - Summit Credit Union
Director - Unitus Community Credit Union / Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
Director - NextMark Credit Union/Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
The Foundation's staff is composed of over three decades of experience in the credit union industry and financial inclusion sector, striving to improve lives through the cooperative model.
Ann Heiden joined the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WF) as Director of Donor Relations in the fall of 2017. A non-profit and business management executive with a career spanning over three decades, she has specialized in foundation management—focusing on advancement and operations in the industries of healthcare, education and community development. At the Worldwide Foundation, she connects U.S. credit unions to the global credit union system—helping them fulfill their “people helping people” mission internationally. Prior to joining the Worldwide Foundation, Ann served as the CEO of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, where she oversaw the financial performance of $55 million in assets—awarding $3 million in community grants and education scholarships annually.Full Bio
Lisa PersonLisa has been in the financial industry for over 18 years and has served on several non-profit boards. Her passion to help others through financial inclusion has been enhanced through WOCCU and our development work.