Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is the newest corporate partner of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), an organization dedicated to increasing the strength of the credit union community and African-American credit unions and professionals in particular.
In addition to supporting AACUC internship and mentorship programs, Fiserv will work with the Coalition to help identify specific research, analytics or technology needs of member credit unions and work to make needed capabilities more accessible. Fiserv will also make a monetary donation and champion events and initiatives such as the “I’ve got Five on It” Giving Tuesday campaign.
“As a year that has galvanized support for the African-American community comes to a close, we are looking toward the future along with organizations like Fiserv,” said Renée Sattiewhite, AACUC president and chief executive officer. “The Fiserv corporate partnership will help our member credit unions support their people and communities during a time of national change and opportunity.”
The AACUC has worked tirelessly to increase diversity and eliminate discrimination both in the credit union industry and nationally – aims that are well aligned with Forward Together, the Fiserv commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a part of this commitment, Fiserv is investing $10 million in Black -and minority-owned business through its Back2Business initiative. The corporate partnership with AACUC complements this effort.
“Fiserv works with credit unions of all sizes and charters, including many institutions focused on specific segments and underbanked communities” said Derek Everett, general manager of Credit Union Solutions at Fiserv and the executive sponsor of the partnership. “As we begin our work with AACUC, our team is looking forward to strengthening existing relationships and forging new ones with the diverse communities and professionals AACUC strives to empower.”