Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Dear DEs-

As you may have read on CUNA News Now ( the National Credit Union Foundation has engaged in a number of significant changes. As a result, I am no longer employed by the Foundation.

While I am disappointed by the process and timing of this action, I want you to know that I have been deeply honored to lead and be a part of the DE Program. You, the DE community, have been gracious and kind to me, and I have never known such a passionate and committed group of people. You are tireless in your dedication to ensuring the credit union movement does make a true difference and the world a better place for all. I call many of you ‘friend’…make that ‘good friend’ and I am continuously humbled by your friendship and trust. To the volunteer staff for next week’s IslandWood DE training I offer my thanks and best wishes. I know the program will be a great success.

Life is ever changing which is what makes it so interesting and marvelous, and we can always glean some good from change. Please know that this is not good bye, DE will be a part of me where ever I go…and you will go with me too.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of something extraordinary. All the best to each of you.


Tom Decker


Cell: 608-358-9183