Credit Unions for Kids’ Project 2025 Brings Emerging Leaders Together To Collaborate On Future Of Credit Union Philanthropy

A new program from Credit Unions for Kids will bring young credit union professionals together to help envision what the future of credit union philanthropy might look like in 2025 and beyond.

Project 2025 launched in April with the selection of thirteen emerging leaders from across the country. In a year-long program, this team will bring fresh perspectives and ideas to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals' CU4Kids program – and help to cultivate a new generation of community-focused leaders for the credit union movement.

T.Slemp Headshot copyThe MD|DC Credit Union League is thrilled to share that Thomas Slemp from SECU Maryland is participating in this program.

"As a member of the CU4Kids National Advisory Board, I am especially grateful to Dave Sweiderk and the great team at SECU Maryland for supporting Tom’s participation in this important task force," said John Bratsakis, President/CEO MD|DC Credit Union Association. "Having representation from a Maryland credit union on Project 2025 is exciting!"

Slemp is honored to be part of this initiative, “Project 2025 melds the cooperative principle of concern for the community with the opportunity to develop a nationwide network of rising leaders in the credit union movement, all while supporting the great work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

“Emerging leaders are the future,” Nick Coleman from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals says. “A Cone Communications survey found that 93% of Generation Z respondents believe a company’s impact on society would affect their decision to work there. We’re excited to embark on an initiative that will develop a new generation of leaders and help reinvigorate this important relationship between credit unions and charitable partners like CMN Hospitals.”

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