The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) Board of Directors elected Chuck Purvis to fill a recent vacancy at their meeting on February 20, 2013.Mr. Purvis is also the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). He was a member of the Board of NCUF from 1995 to 2007. Mr. Purvis has been the champion of the Community Investment Fund (CIF), a family of funds that have become the major source of funding for NCUF. The Community Investment Fund reached $350 million in investments, resulting in significant increases in grants for NCUF. He also serves as a Board Member of the United Way of the Greater Triangle.
Mr. Purvis joins Brian Sponaugle, Chief Operations Officer of Greenville Federal Credit Union and Michelle Bragg, Chief Operating Officer of Sharonview Federal Credit Union as the three newest CCUF Board members added since July of 2012. “There’s a principle of good things happening in threes,” remarks John P. McGrail, CCUF President/CEO, “and I think that certainly applies here. Brian, Michelle, and Chuck bring a new sense of vitality, enthusiasm, and influence that our Board needs to have in order to complete the good works that we do every day.”
"Chuck brings experience and commitment to our board which will help us achieve our new vision of 'Enriching the Lives of Children in the Carolinas'. Recently our board has committed to creating a sustaining funding model. Chuck will bring great value to our foundation, with his experience in the funding arena, along with his leadership and dedication for making a difference in our industry and the communities we serve," says CCUF Chairperson Judy Tharp.
The CCUF Board of Directors have spent the month of February strategically thinking about the Foundation, its purposes and goals, and its value proposition. The North and South Carolina Credit Unions can look forward to hearing more about this new vision in the coming months. “As always, we want our Credit Union supporters to be proud of their Foundation through the countless lives we touch and hopefully make better,” says McGrail. “The Board and I are excited to have a new vision of where the CCUF goes from here and what differences we want to make. The addition of Chuck, Brian, and Michelle is only going to make that vision come to fruition easier.”