Summit gives more to women for a better world
We are a member-owned financial cooperative that makes the world better by empowering women, and others, in building financial security, wealth and avoiding poverty in retirement.
Why choose Summit Credit Union?
Summit makes managing money easier, more effective and more fun. With Summit, you can reduce financial stress and grow financial confidence, security and wealth. Together, we make the world better.
The Credit Union Difference
Credit Unions are not banks. We are member-owned financial cooperatives. You can get a checking account or loan at either, so what difference does it make? A lot.
Your Financial Partner
A partner believes in your ability to succeed and supports your growth and wellbeing along the way. Looking for a great financial partner? You found us.
Founded by the credit union movement as CUNA Credit Union in 1935, our 10 founding members included four women, a Black man and the leader of the credit union movement Roy Bergengren.
Our Mission and Values
We want to build a better, more equitable world and fulfill our mission of Dreams enabled. Financial wellness achieved. Life richer. We do that through our Essential Behaviors of working as a team, putting our membership first and promoting change, and through our values:
make things better
be fair/create equality
Because we want to create a better, more equitable world, we give back. We prioritize our financial giving to impact women’s financial wellness and provide scholarships, measurable savings to our members, including a patronage dividend. We partner with other organizations and put our award-winning financial education programs to work for members and the wider community. We give back to our shared environment, too, taking actions to live and work green and inspire others, too.
We believe a strong community makes all our lives richer, so we partner with organizations that share our passion for financial wellbeing, women’s empowerment and advancing equity.
Summit and South Madison
For the benefit of all, we’ve partnered with the Urban League of Greater Madison, The Center for Black Excellence and Culture, One City Schools, McKenzie Regional Workforce Center and Centro Hispano to help create a strong, thriving area.
Credit Union Advocacy
We give back through political advocacy for your right to belong to a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative whose earnings benefit members and the community. You can, too!
Diversity is our strength.
Diversity in all its forms, along with equity and inclusion, make for a better credit union and a better world. We believe recognizing diversity, building equity and being inclusive help us improve the lives of our members, our employees and the communities we serve.DEI at Summit
Leadership & Governance
We’re a credit union, and that means the members of our Board of Directors are all members of Summit Credit Union, and they are nominated and elected by our members. We put our membership first and that benefits our members, our employees and the community.
Awards & Accomplishments
The positive impacts we make for members, employees and the community have brought some pretty amazing recognition that the Summit team and all our members can be proud to be part of.
Our Board & Senior Leaders
Our Board of Directors are all members of Summit and support our CEO and senior management team in their dedicated leadership on behalf of our members’ financial well-being.
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