The fundraising chair works with class officers to develop class fundraising strategies. Traditionally, the graduating class makes a class contribution to the SCMS Scholarship Fund during the graduation ceremony, to provide assistance for those who follow in their footsteps.
Curious about what normal is? Reach out and connect with previous classes about what they did, how it worked, thoughts and ideas.
Please be sensitive - many classmates are on scholarship and do not have expense accounts to draw on. Look for creative ways to raise scholarship dollars without leaning on individual classmate contributions.
For legal reasons - no raffles please.
Raffle as defined by the Texas Charitable Raffles Law: (6) "Raffle" means the award of one or more prizes by chance at a single occasion among a single pool or group of persons who have paid or promised a thing of value for a ticket that represents a chance to win a prize.
Please always refer to the school as Southwest CUNA Management School or SCMS. It is important not to simply use CUNA Management School, as that refers to the school in Madison.
Always discuss with the SCMS Director before using the school logo or other images related to SCMS (including faculty). We do not have permission to use TCU’s logo beyond what is already on the SCMS website.
Rules of Engagement for Vendors
(Created by the Class of 2008)
As students involve and request personal credit union vendors for financial support of the class, it is important students do the following:
- Make sure to communicate with class officers what the vendor is giving and what their expectations may be. The class treasurer can invoice the vendor if need be.
- If you do not have the personal relationship with your vendor representative, be sure to work with the individual at your credit union that does to make the request.
- It is important that you never threaten to stop doing business with a vendor and commit to doing business strictly based on SCMS contributions/support. A professional rapport is expected.
- Do not be shy about asking. Most vendors will welcome the opportunity to help and be involved in a class effort.
- The class will work to give vendors a chance to promote their product through meaningful, efficient ways. It is important you understand what those might be before visiting with the vendor.
- You should examine your credit union’s products and vendors to see what vendors may be available that you might not have considered.
Sample Vendor/Supplier Types
- Card Processor
- Branch or Credit Union Facility Builders
- ATM Vendors
- Sponsor Companies
- Phone Vendors
- Mortgage Providers
- Marketing Firms/Ad Agencies
- Statement Vendors/Mailers
- Home Banking Vendors
- Warranty and GAP Providers
- Credit Life and Disability Carrier
- Your Bond Company
- Your Local Credit Union Chapter
- Employment Placement Firms
The following vendors directly support Southwest CUNA Management School. Please do not approach them for additional contributions.
- Catalyst Corporate FCU
- CUNA Mutual Group
- Cornerstone Credit Union League
- Credit Union Resources, Inc.
Also be mindful of vendors supporting the SCMS Scholarship Golf Tournament.
(Revised November 2013)