Learn about our initiative

Our mission here at the GWUCUI is to strengthen the GW community by helping students and alumni bank cheaply, build credit, better manage their finances and develop valuable skill sets that they can bring to their careers. We seek to accomplish this goal by chartering a student-run Credit Union. A credit union is essentially a non-profit bank. This allows us to not only provide small loans at a low rate, but also provide more interest on members' deposits! In addition to banking services, we will offer a unique credit building program that builds credit score and knowledge of finances. All these services aim to empower the GW community while also providing job experience for GW students interested in any field.



We will offer our customers:

Share Accounts

Textbook Loans

Student Org Micro-Loans

Credit Builder



We're developing a curriculum for students

We aim to solve a critical problem that our peers face: a lack of financial literacy education and training to manage their personal finances. Fellow GW undergraduate and graduate students have told us they feel underprepared for the transition to financial independence after graduation. A lack of financial literacy follows into adulthood, affecting the ability to plan and sustainably spend. We have already hosted events and are now working with partners on campus to develop a curriculum around financial literacy. These resources will help students understand their personal finances and utilize our products.


Join our initiative

Join our initiative to be one of the credit union's founding members. Being totally student-run is a core feature of our initiative and soon-to-be credit union. We have open positions in our development, technology, communications, and operations teams, within which a large array of skills are currently needed. You will gain hands-on experience working in a grassroots, entrepreneurial organization. We take pride in our initiative and would love to have you on the team.



Development Team

Chief Executive Officer

Sahil Pankhaniya is a junior from Florida. He is majoring in finance and mathematics. Sahil worked as an accounting intern at New Frontier Data.

Development Chair

Colin Brodie is a junior from New York. Mr. Brodie joined GWUCUI in 2017 and is majoring in economics.

Development Associate

Scott Rothschild is a junior from Pennsylvania. Mr. Rothschild is majoring in accountancy.

Development Associate

Vincent Premysler is a sophomore from Washington, DC. A finance major, Vincent is contributing detailed financial projections to the credit union while learning about the financial structures that make up a credit union.

Technology Team

Chief Technology Officer

Christian Trummer is a junior from Pennsylvania. He is a civil engineering major. Christian has worked at Elsner Engineering, Inc. as a production staff member.

Technology Chair

Ander Tebbutt is a sophomore studying accounting and has been on the team for a little over a year. He helps with vendor management and assists the CTO in other duties.

Technology Analyst

Oliver Broadrick is a sophomore from Massachusetts who has been on our team for over a year. A computer science major, Oliver focuses on web development and is learning about the software behind digital credit unions.

Technology Analyst

Giana Fiore is a junior from Virginia. She is a computer science major.

Operations Team

Operations Associate

Kelly is a sophomore born in New York, raised in Fuzhou, China and Kentucky. She is double-majoring in International Affairs and Economics. Kelly manages internal operations as well as recruitment and outreach.


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