Dear Fellow Owners,
As I pen this opening to the first newsletter of the year, I marvel at all that we have accomplished together and look forward to another big year in 2023!
The Notre Dame Federal Credit Union national footprint grows larger every day. As we transitioned into the new year we announced the re-branding of our investment operation, Private Member Group,
to Mission Investment Services. Our insurance service followed suit, becoming Mission Insurance Solutions. Paired with the 2022 acquisition of Arizona-based Mission Management & Trust Co., these
new alignments create a dynamic and integrated brand for our trust, investment, and insurance solutions.
We also opened our Elkhart Mortgage Center, expanding our footprint into Elkhart County and positioning ourselves to help more home buyers, especially with our dedicated team’s ability to serve both the English and Spanish-speaking members.
The full-service branches in Phoenix and Tucson are now fully operational. In December we partnered with The Phoenix Chamber and the Diocese of Phoenix to host a ribbon cutting ceremony and a rite of blessing performed by The Most Reverend Bishop John P. Dolan. This wonderful event signified the momentum we continue to build with local businesses, non-profits, and churches. These relationships introduce us to more and more prospective members who turn to us to provide the honest advice and financial services that they so desperately need.
It is truly a great time to be part of the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union family, and I encourage you to share our credit union story and mission with your friends and family. Inviting others to participate in our financial cooperative not only makes our organization stronger, but it also liberates people otherwise trapped in the impersonal and profit-optimizing jaws of national banks. Best of all, by participating in our refer-a-friend program you can receive a $50 credit right to your account!
In 2022 we gave back over $2 million, which is an amazing feat in and of itself. How many other financial institutions give back over 20% of their net profit to their members? You see, anyone can “talk the talk” but I am very proud that your Notre Dame FCU actually executes on its promises to its members, partners and communities.
While the financial impact is great, the greatest giveback we offer is the time and expertise of our partners. Make an appointment to speak with a Financial Physician at any time by visiting NotreDameFCU.com and clicking “Appointment” at the top of the screen, or by calling 800-522-6611. They will walk through your finances with you and put a plan of attack together for 2023.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or thoughts on how Notre Dame FCU can better serve you, please let me know at [email protected]. Thank you for being part of our credit union family!
Thomas J. Gryp ‘79