LGBT Chamber Welcomes UW Credit Union as Newest Gold Founding Member

MILWAUKEE — The award-winning Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced today that UW Credit Union joined the organization as its newest gold founding member.

“We are proud to welcome UW Credit Union as the newest member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “UW Credit Union has a strong commitment and tradition to diversity and inclusion. They share our strong desire in helping LGBT-owned and allied businesses succeed and prosper here in Wisconsin.”

“UW Credit Union is committed to growing a diverse business community in Wisconsin that attracts and retains the brightest possible talent in our state,” said Lisa Girdharry, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for UW Credit Union. “We want to be one of the premier financial institutions for the LGBT and allied communities, both in terms of where people want to work, but also where people want to do business. We look forward to building a strong partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber.”

UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union's 474 employees serve the financial needs of more than 209,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 23 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets totaling $2 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded more than 80 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Whitewater areas.

 “We are extremely thankful for UW Credit Union’s commitment to growing a stronger pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin. We look forward to a strong partnership,” said Rae.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community and educational programming to its members. In 2015, the organization was recognized as the Chamber of the Year by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

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