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Minn. Credit Union Foundation Financial & Audit Professionals Grants Available

Wednesday, November 4, 2015  
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the support of a generous contribution from Rich Gabrielson, certified public accountant (CPA), the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) has established the Financial & Audit Professionals Grant Fund. Gabrielson retired from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP at the end of 2013, after working with Minnesota credit union supervisory committees, boards of directors and management throughout his 36-year career. Financial & Audit Professionals Grant applications are being accepted through Nov. 30, and grant recipients will be selected by the MnCUF Board in December.


Funding from the Financial & Audit Professionals Grant program is intended to cover or defray the costs for credit union professionals and/or volunteers to attend timely and accurate educational events, conferences and seminars on financial and audit-related topics. Reputable course providers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Credit Union Conference
  • Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA)
  • National Association of Credit Union Supervisory & Audit Committees (NACUSAC)
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN)
  • Credit Union Executive Society (CUES)

Gabrielson’s contribution provides up to $2,000 in annual grant funding. Grant recipients will be notified within two weeks of the MnCUF Board’s selection. Grant funds must be used by Dec. 31 of the following year, and recipients must submit proof of registration and the grant follow up form. Additional information can be found on the Financial & Audit Professionals Grant page of MnCUF’s website.


Keenly focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. MnCUF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1969 to serve as a charitable arm of the Minnesota credit union movement. For more information, visit

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

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