Almost six years ago, America's credit unions received a new political advocacy tool: Credit
Union House on Capitol Hill. Since opening, Credit Union House has surpassed all expectations, attracting over
300 Members of Congress; a number of Congressional staffers; approximately 100 events each year; and most importantly,
credit union visitors from all 50 states.
The impact that the Credit Union House has made on our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill is
immeasurable. It has increased visibility and permanent presence in Washington. As a movement, we are fortunate
to have this facility sending the message that credit unions are here to stay. As an association, we are fortunate
to be able to use this facility as a meeting and entertainment facility when we conduct our Hike the Hills or
make other visits to the nation's capitol.
Credit Union House is a true testament to the cooperative spirit of our movement. Through
joint efforts of American Association of Credit Union League (AACUL), CUNA, state leagues, and individual credit
unions, Credit Union House has been successful. Dollars raised through sustained annual giving are used to cover
the costs of escalating property taxes and ongoing operational costs that ensure Credit Union House remains
the pristine facility it was the day it opened.
With a variety of contribution levels available, it is easy for your credit union to become involved with Credit
Union House—your home away from home on Capitol Hill.
Corporate and individual contributions are accepted at a variety of levels—recognition
and benefits are available at levels of giving starting as low as $25, and for every contribution made by an
individual or credit union in Delaware, we receive credit toward meeting our annual goal. In 2006, we exceeded
this goal by raising $3600.
If you have any questions about becoming a contributor to Credit Union House or booking events
at the facility, please contact Jill Jarman at 202/548-3131.
Credit Union House on Capitol Hill