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CFCU Community Credit Union posthumously honors board member

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ITHACA, N.Y. — The CFCU Community Credit Union board of directors has voted to posthumously honor Joseph (Joe) During with the title of director emeritus. 

During is the first CFCU board member bestowed with the recognition, CFCU said in a June 29 news release. 

The title of director emeritus honors retiring board members who have successfully served their term(s) on the board and made “significant” contributions to the board and/or CFCU’s community. 

Before During’s death in January 2021, he served 18 years on CFCU’s board, many of them in the role of treasurer, “bringing industry understanding and inspiring positivity” to the organization, CFCU said.

“Joe’s service, experience, and care were invaluable, and he will surely be missed by all. He effortlessly connected with and advocated for our community and staff. We will be forever grateful that Joe was a part of Team CFCU,” said Lisa Whitaker, president and CEO of CFCU Community Credit Union.

During was also active with several other community organizations, including the Cortlandville Fire District and the United Way of Cortland. 

Based in Ithaca, CFCU Community Credit Union is a nonprofit financial institution serving residents in Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, Cayuga, and Ontario counties. 


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