| November 1, 2012

Alliant Credit UnionFoundation donates Biz Kid$ TV Series DVDs to Schiller Park Public Library 

CHICAGO, IL  (October 24, 2012)—  Alliant Credit Union Foundation recently donated the first four seasons of Biz Kid$, an Emmy award winning public television series that teaches kids about making and managing money, to the Schiller Park Public Library. DVD sets containing over 50 episodes were provided, according to Foundation Vice President, Wayne Rosenwinkel.

 Upon receiving the Biz Kid$ TV series, the library’s Information Services Director Ms. Rae Elgin commented, “Financial literacy is such an important topic today. This is a welcome addition to our library.”

 Mr. Rosenwinkel said, “Our donation of Biz Kid$ TV programs is one of many that Alliant’s Foundation is making in communities where Alliant Credit Union members live and work.” Alliant Credit Union and its Foundation are both headquartered just north of O’Hare Airport near the corner of Touhy Avenue and Wolf Road. The credit union, founded in 1935 as United Airlines Employees’ Credit Union, has branches in the Chicago area and nationwide. It is America’s sixth largest credit union in asset size. The Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, was established in 2009 by the credit union.    

 The Biz Kid$, TV series has been nominated for several daytime Emmys over the last few years. It runs nationally on PBS and other stations, and is created for kids aged 9 – 16. Each episode uses a blend of entertainment and education, while introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The show is designated as a “recommended education resource” by the State Board of Education of Illinois and several other states, and has been adopted by the Internal Revenue Service to use in its educational outreach program. Biz Kid$ airs locally on WYCC-TV Sunday mornings.

 David W. Mooney,Alliant Credit UnionPresident & CEO and Chairman of Alliant’s Foundation, added, “Our Foundation is delighted to help make the Biz Kid$ TV series available in the communities we serve. Viewing the shows will foster financial literacy among young people and help them to responsibly manage their financial lives.” 

About Alliant…Alliant Credit Union, founded in 1935, is an independently operated financial cooperative serving over 140 employee groups and organizations. Alliant has around 280,000 members and over $8 billion in assets, making it the largest credit union in Illinois, and the sixth largest in the nation, based on assets and deposits. As a member-owned financial institution, Alliant exists to foster members’ financial well being and to serve their best interests. With Branches in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, NJ, San Francisco and Oakland, CA, Tempe, AZ and the Washington, DC area, Alliant is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois at 11545 W. Touhy Avenue. As an Illinois-chartered credit union, Alliant is under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Alliant is an equal housing lender and federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which is administered by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent agency of the U.S. Government. Learn more about Alliant online at

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