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Truliant names Shipko Community Engagement Liaison

Truliant names Shipko Community Engagement Liaison

Release date: 9/16/2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept 16, 2014) – Truliant Federal Credit Union has named Renee Shipko to the position of Community Engagement Liaison.

In her new role, Shipko will align the credit union’s financial literacy education and community outreach, fundraising for its foundation and administering of mini-grants and workshops programs, with Truliant’s goal of improving lives while advocating for personal financial success in local communities.

Throughout her career at community-based nonprofit organizations, Shipko has built extensive experience in grant writing, fundraising, volunteer coordination, education, public speaking and budget management, increasing the visibility of each and providing outreach to local underserved and special needs communities.

Shipko was most recently director of marketing and development at Hospice of Davidson County, managing $500,000 in annual fundraising, while also working to educate the public on the end of life care.

Among other previous roles, Shipko is a former director of development and volunteer services at ABC of N.C. Child Development Center, an autism school. She began in 2004 as director of marketing at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in 2007 became director of membership.

Shipko is also a former public relations and marketing coordinator for Crisis Control Ministries, where she helped develop fundraisers, managed special events, designed marketing materials and created its first Food Drive at the Dixie Classic Fair.

“Throughout her career, Renee has built a diverse skillset gained from 14 years at community-based nonprofits. She has shown a devotion to active leadership in outreach for charitable causes,” said Karen DeSalvo, chief marketing officer.

“Teaching better financial behavior and providing opportunities to advance our mission through community programs like mini-grants are two of the greatest obligations Truliant has with our communities and local groups. Renee will play a major part in continuing to our mission to improve the quality of life of our members and others.“

” Shipko is a former Triad Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner. She also has radio reporting experience with Winston-Salem-based NPR affiliate WFDD. She remains actively involved as an organizer of seminars that develop leadership in local high school students.

“Our success as a credit union depends on reaching out in our communities to make sure that they have access to the knowledge and tools that help build a strong financial future. I look forward to furthering our mission,” Shipko said.

About Truliant Federal Credit Union

Truliant Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial institution that provides affordable financial services to its member-owners. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 180,000 members. It has 23 Member Financial Centers in N.C., S.C. and Va. For more information on Truliant Federal Credit Union, visit

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