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Represent Missouri at Crash the GAC 2016

The Cooperative Trust, in partnership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), is now accepting applications for Crash the GAC 2016. Those interested in the program—which provides scholarships for up-and-coming credit union professionals to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference—must submit their applications by October 31, 2015. New this year, applicants will be required to submit a 60-second video instead of an essay.

“The Cooperative Trust Crash events give young adults the opportunity to experience the power of the credit union movement in a dynamic, eye-opening environment,” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust. “Selected participants for Crash the GAC 2016 will return to their credit unions full of ideas, new industry connections, and the motivation to create positive change.” 

The Missouri Credit Union Association is a proud supporter of Crash the GAC and will be helping to recruit a Crasher representatives for the program, now in its seventh year. One credit union professional under the age of 35 from each state and the District of Columbia plus one wild card will be chosen to attend. Crashers are able to take part in keynote and breakout sessions, visit congressional leaders in Hike the Hill advocacy events and network with the more than 4,000 credit union leaders in attendance.

“Crash the GAC was the most profound and impactful moment of my professional career," says Danielle Buscher, Learning & Development Manager at West Community Credit Union, who attended last year's Crash. "It renewed my passion for credit unions and taught me the true meaning and importance of being an advocate.”

CUNA provides each Crasher with a full conference registration. All other costs are the responsibility of the attendees and their credit unions.

Apply now at For more information follow #CrashtheGAC16 or email.   

The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust, a program of Filene Research Institute, in partnership with CUNA.

About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.

About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.