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Neighborhood Credit Union Announces Launch of New Foundation

Published December 1, 2020 

Dallas, TX: On December 1, 2020, the Texas credit union announced the launch of the Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation. The foundation was created to improve the lives of consumers in the state of Texas through promoting financial wellness, providing access to financial education, and raising the overall level of financial literacy.  

"Neighborhood Credit Union is thrilled to be launching the Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation," said Neighborhood Credit Union Senior Vice President of Remote Services and Development, Carolyn Jordan. "The mission of our foundation is to help Texans make smart financial choices in money management and attain financial prosperity. Our goal will be to improve the financial literacy in the communities we serve while giving a path to credit union membership at Neighborhood CU for all Texans." 

About the Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation  

Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation’s mission is to help Texans make smart financial choices in money management and attain financial prosperity. The foundation's launch opens Neighborhood Credit Union's membership eligibility to the entire state of Texas and provides access to financial experts that help members with their everyday financial needs. 

Neighborhood Credit Union has always advocated for financial literacy in a variety of methods. The credit union provides ongoing free financial literacy classes throughout the year that cover topics from buying a car to saving for retirement. A free tool called Money Management is located in Online Banking and the MyNCU mobile app, where members can learn how to best manage budgets with easy-to-follow graphs, adult online financial education modules, and a suite of financial calculators to assist members in making sound financial decisions. The credit union also has an ongoing partnership with GreenPath, the national nonprofit whose focus is providing easy access to financial wellness for everyone.   
Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation will further the credit unions efforts in creating achievable financial literacy throughout the state of Texas. 

Visit Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation ( today and explore the free financial literacy resources.  

Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors 

Serving on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Credit Union Foundation will be foundation President, Jessie Swendig, Francis Santana as vice president and treasurer, Carolyn Jordan as secretary, and Chet Kimmell and Randall Til as directors.  

Jessie Swendig has been with Neighborhood Credit Union since 2013, and currently leads the credit union’s award-winning marketing team. Jessie also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Chapter of Credit Unions. 

Francis Santana leads Neighborhood Credit Union Retail Branches and Business Development team and has been a part of the Neighborhood Credit Union family since 1996. Francis and her business development team actively provide financial literacy through ongoing free webinars. 

Carolyn Jordan leads Neighborhood Credit Union’s remote services and member development areas, including the online and mobile channel, the Member Service Call Center, eServices, marketing, and advocacy. With over three decades of industry experience, Carolyn is well respected by her peers on the local, state, and national levels. 

Since 1995, Chet Kimmell has served as president and CEO of Neighborhood Credit Union. Under his leadership, the credit union assets have topped $927 million, and membership has grown to some 56,000 people. Chet serves on the boards of directors for Town North Bank and SWACHA, where he is a former chairman of the board. 

Randall Til has been a Neighborhood Credit Union member since 1977; Neighborhood Credit Union board member since 2013; 34-year United States Postal Service veteran, retiring as Postal Inspector in Charge, Fort
Worth Division. 

About Neighborhood Credit Union 

The oldest credit union in Dallas (chartered April 18, 1930), Neighborhood Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization serving people in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Ellis counties, as well as the city of Arlington. With locations across North Texas, Neighborhood Credit Union has a membership of 56,500 and continues to welcome new members daily. For more information, call (214) 748-9393 or visit 

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