Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
Hope Community CU a finalist in McNulty Prize
ASPEN, Colo. (11/6/08)--William Bynum, founder of the Hope Community CU in Jackson, Miss., is one of five finalists for the inaugural John P. McNulty Prize. The prize was created to help address social, economic and political challenges of the time. The $100,000 McNulty Prize winner will be announced tonight at the Aspen Institute Leadership Awards, to be moderated by Barbara Walters. Bynum founded the $63.5 million asset credit union to serve the "unbanked" of the Mississippi Delta region. The credit union has helped thousands of members get resources they needed to rebuild their lives and homes after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast area in 2005. The other finalists are:
* Dr. Jordan Kassalow, chairman and co-founder of VisionSpring, which delivers affordable reading glasses to poor communities; * Patrick Awuah, founder of Ashesi University, the first liberal arts college in Ghana; * Mehrdad Baghai, founder of High Resolves Initiatives, Australia, which teaches high school students about leadership; and * Sylvia Gereda, founder of Switch, a magazine by and for young people in Guatemala.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Falling #gas prices: Pros, cons for U.S. economy #NewsNow #Market http://t.co/XWwwERwe7e
5 hours ago
Members of Interstate FCU have voted to merge with Credit Union of Southern California https://t.co/yYeSWEG4GH
8 hours ago
.@InfinityFCU has named Liz Hayes as president/CEO. Hayes was formerly EVP and chief administrative offficer at @Affinity_Plus
8 hours ago
.@wpcu battles Speedway in round 3 of Dayton Brand Madness via @DBJnews http://t.co/EbQL5f9be8
9 hours ago
New at #NewsNow: Fed regulators approve new #QRM rule. http://t.co/Bdz5q43xjZ
10 hours ago