Join your peers in honoring Leon Kusnetzky by keeping his vision and passion for credit unions alive. Donate today to the Leon Kusnetzky Memorial Fund at the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation. Your donation will support small credit union initiatives in Missouri and help fund scholarships for the Credit Union Development Education Program.
As a long-time champion of credit unions and the credit union movement, Leon Kusnetzky inspired many within the community. He will be remembered for his commitment and dedication.
Leon's work for and in credit unions dates back to the 1960s. His influence and assistance to improve legislation impacting credit unions in Missouri, credit union bylaws, and the development of CUSOs in Missouri will benefit credit unions for years to come. In addition, he, along with his team at Kusnetzky, Schwartz, Rosenfeld, Sailler & Lilla helped credit unions defend against lawsuits, navigate bankruptcy litigation, set up policies, and analyze contracts. He also worked to help small credit unions in a tough regulatory environment by sponsoring the small credit union CUSO, to help facilitate sharing and support of ideas that help these credit unions serve their individual memberships.
As Brian Eyestone, president/CEO of Southpointe Credit Union and Chair of the Missouri Credit Union Association Board of Directors stated, "Leon will be deeply missed. Few individuals are as dedicated to seeing credit unions in Missouri succeed like Leon was."
His unfailing sense of humor encouraged a lighter look at credit unions. He was known for dressing up in costumes and performing in skits at annual meetings and conventions. His humor made many a dark day easier to bear. In 2012, the Missouri Credit Union Association inducted Leon to the Missouri Credit Union Association’s Honor Roll, a distinction given to those people who have gone above and beyond in their service to the credit union movement in Missouri.
Special thanks to these supporters of the Leon Kusnetzky Memorial Fund:
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Please make checks payable to the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF) and specify on your check that the donation is for the Kusnetzky Fund. All checks can be mailed to 2055 Craigshire Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MIssouri 63146.