REGULATING AGENCY: Montana Department of Administration; Division of Banking & Financial Institutions
- Melanie Hall, Commissioner
- Rick Christianson, Credit Union Bureau Chief
- Website: banking.mt.gov
LEAGUE: Montana Credit Union Network
PRIVATE SHARE INSURANCE: YES
STATS: (As of Q4 2021)
Total Number of Credit Unions: 46
- TOTAL # SCUs: 10
- TOTAL # FCUs: 36
- SCU % OF TOTAL (SCUS #/STATE TOTAL #): 22%
Total Assets: $7,424,678,330
- TOTAL $ SCU ASSETS: $3,979,925,500
- TOTAL $ FCU ASSETS: $3,444,752,830
- SCU % OF TOTAL ASSETS (SCUS $/STATE TOTAL $): 54%
Total Members: 422,740
- TOTAL Members SCUs: 191,590
- TOTAL Members FCUs: 231,150
- SCU % OF TOTAL (SCUS/STATE TOAL): 45%
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Sept. 14, 2021 — Valley Credit Union (Valley) recently donated $25,000 to Wise Wonders Science and Discovery Museum (Wise Wonders) to assist with the museum’s latest expansion. These funds will be used to support the local organization in its efforts to build an updated grocery store exhibit for young learners.
“We are proud to sponsor this community-centered organization in its pursuit to foster creativity and engage curious minds through hands-on learning,” said Casey Klein, CEO of Valley Credit Union and Wise Wonders board member. “The value that this environment brings our youth is unmatched. We are eager to see the new attractions come to fruition in this renovated space and know that the museum will continue to be a staple for young minds for many years to come.”
In 2019, Wise Wonders moved to a new location that offered more room for playful learning and continued growth. However, shortly after their reopening, COVID-19 hit, and the museum was forced to close for over a year. It wasn’t until earlier this year, on April 28, 2021, that the museum was able to officially reopen and welcome families back into their facility. Since then, Wise Wonders has worked diligently to get operations back to where they were and proceed with their plans for new attractions and enhanced programming.
One of Wise Wonders’ main goals for the new space was to provide a larger-scale grocery store exhibit for children. At the museum’s previous location, they had a smaller grocery store set-up that was the most trafficked exhibit and supplied high interaction from children. The funds from Valley will make this vision a reality.
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