Teen Financial Literacy – The Missing Piece

hashtag my money teen blog by dane county credit unionTeenagers. It’s an “interesting” stage of life for them AND for their families. Many teenagers test their independence by getting a drivers license, buying a car, and getting their first job. They will soon realize that along with those responsibilities comes the need for smart money management. Teen financial literacy is the key. Continue reading Teen Financial Literacy – The Missing Piece


Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2

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One person, one vote – the democratic way in credit unions.

The first modern cooperative is rooted in 1840s England. Credit unions are member-owned cooperatives that follow the same seven cooperative principles ever since the very first one was established in 1849. Dane County Credit Union has also followed the principles since our own beginnings in 1937. Continue reading Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2


In Memoriam: Jon L. Lowrey, CEO and President of DCCU

Announcing the passing of DCCU's CEO, Jon Lowrey
Jon Lowrey

Dane County Credit Union is saddened to announce the unexpected passing of its Chief Executive Officer and President, Jon Lowrey, on June 25, 2018. Jon has been with the credit union since 1996, serving as CEO since 2005. In response to this tragic event, the Credit Union’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting and appointed Shay Santos, Executive Vice President, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Joe Guastella, Chairman of the Board, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “We are all deeply saddened by the loss of a great leader, mentor, and friend. I would like to express our appreciation for the contribution Jon has made to our credit union and the credit union industry as a whole. He was a man of integrity and honesty and will be greatly missed. On behalf of everyone at Dane County Credit Union, we extend our sincere condolences to the Lowrey family.”

Visitation and Funeral have been finalized with Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care.

The credit union will continue to be open as usual. Jon’s passion was always to serve our members in the best way possible. The DCCU staff, management and Board will continue to carry that on today and every day.