Greater Iowa Credit Union proudly announces its recent achievement of the prestigious 'Juntos Avanzamos' designation

posted January 8, 2024 in Press Releases

AMES, Iowa - Greater Iowa Credit Union (GICU) proudly announces its recent achievement of the prestigious 'Juntos Avanzamos' designation, a testament to the institution's unwavering dedication to serving and supporting the Hispanic and immigrant communities.

The 'Juntos Avanzamos' designation is an esteemed recognition granted to credit unions demonstrating a commitment to providing financial services and support to Hispanic and immigrant individuals and families. This designation signifies GICU's profound efforts to understand, embrace, and effectively serve the unique needs of Hispanic and immigrant communities.

"At Greater Iowa Credit Union, our mission is rooted in inclusivity and empowerment for all members of our community. We are committed to continuing this important work and further strengthening our support for the Hispanic community," expressed Julie Willse , COO, at GICU.

GICU's recognition as a 'Juntos Avanzamos' credit union underscores its dedication to fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, understood, and supported in their financial journey.  It acknowledges the credit union's proactive initiatives, including bilingual services, culturally relevant financial education programs, and tailored financial products that cater specifically to the Hispanic population.  This designation reflects the credit union's proactive stance in eliminating barriers and enhancing access to financial resources and opportunities for Hispanic members.

"Receiving the 'Juntos Avanzamos' designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, alongside the invaluable guidance from our Board of Directors,” says Scott Zahnle, CEO at GICU.  “This designation stands as a testament to our collective efforts in creating an inclusive environment where every member feels valued and empowered.”

With this milestone achievement, Greater Iowa Credit Union reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while solidifying its role as a trusted financial partner for Hispanic and immigrant individuals and families throughout Iowa.

About Greater Iowa Credit Union

Headquartered in Ames, Iowa, Greater Iowa Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative offering a full range of financial services to people in communities throughout Iowa. The credit union was founded in 1932 by Iowa State University buildings and grounds crew employees and has since grown to $650 million in assets and serves 36,000 members worldwide.  They are committed to advancing positive change and financial empowerment in a socially conscious way to promote financial inclusion.  For more information, visit

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