About Us


The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives by helping credit unions better serve their members and communities with an emphasis on financial literacy, emerging credit union support, workforce development, professional development and education, and leadership development.

Download the Program Guide to see the variety of programs and grants available through the Foundation. Click here to download a copy.


Mission

The Credit Union Foundation Of Maryland & The District of Columbia Improves Lives By Working With Credit Unions In Maryland And The District of Columbia To Support Financial Self-Sufficiency And Personal, Affordable Financial Services.


Vision

To be the premier charitable foundation dedicated to assisting credit unions and the communities they serve.


Contact Information:

Kyle Y. Swisher, III
Executive Director
P.O. Box 190
Glenelg, MD 21737-0190
443.325.0771 O
443.853.1977 F
info@cufound.org


Officials of the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC

CHAIR
Jo Ann Talbot
Phoenix, MD
VICE CHAIR
Ron Shockley
VP, Operations
First Financial FCU
Lutherville, MD
TREASURER
Adrian Johnson, Sr.
VP, CFO
MECU of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
SECRETARY
Fred Caprio, Sr.
VP
Allied Solutions
Leesburg, VA
KyleSwisher EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kyle Y. Swisher, III
Credit Union Foundation MD|DC
Glenelg, MD
DIRECTOR
Linda Albrecht
Sales Executive
CUNA Mutual Group
New Market, MD
DIRECTOR
Steve Arbaugh
Sr. VP, Finance
SECU of Maryland
Linthicum, MD
DIRECTOR
Joan Moran
CEO
Department of Labor FCU
Washington, DC
DIRECTOR
Janet Oursler
CEO
Howard County Education FCU
Ellicott City, MD
BeverlyZook DIRECTOR
Beverly Zook
CEO
Money One FCU
Largo, MD

History

The Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia was founded in 1991 by the Credit Union Insurance Corporation (C.U.I.C.), a deposit insurance corporation that served state-chartered credit unions in Maryland. The Foundation was named after its founding organization as the CUIC Foundation. Its purpose was to promote the ideals of credit unions, such as their non-profit structure, member ownership, personalized service, and cooperative spirit.

In 2004 the Foundation was restructured and renamed the Maryland Credit Union Foundation and was seeded with a $2.4 million endowment when C.U.I.C. was dissolved.

In 2006, in an effort to better reflect the Foundation’s growing outreach, its name was changed to The Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia. That same year the Foundation began receiving charitable support for its programs from credit unions, individuals, businesses, and the community at large.


Founders

The CUIC Board of Directors who created the Foundation:

C. Otis Hendrix, Fort Meade Community Credit Union
Ed Langville, U.S. Coast Guard Yard Credit Union
Don Agee, Maryland Credit Union League
Lisa Jester, Central Credit Union of Maryland
Charles Brackett, Post Office Credit Union of Maryland
Jerry Dooley, Fort Meade Community Credit Union
Dorothy George, Governor’s Appointee
Sandra Gossman, Lever Brothers Credit Union
John Jarosinski, White Eagle Credit Union
Dorothy Park, Central Credit Union of Maryland
Brian Vittek, MTA Credit Union


Financials

View a copy of the Foundation’s current audited financial statements.