We will offer our customers:

Savings and Checking Accounts

Small Personal Loans

Student Organization Cash Flow Optimizer

Credit Building


Learn more about our initiative

We want to provide financial services to GW students and alumni while facilitating several philanthropic goals in the DC metropolitan area. Our initiative is hoping to raise both the awareness and funds necessary to making GW's first Federal Credit Union a reality. You can help us achieve this goal by either donating or joining our initiative! Unlike a bank, our credit union will be a non-profit organization, which means we can offer small loans at a discounted rate while simultaneously paying more interest into our members' savings accounts! In addition to these services, our credit union will offer checking accounts, savings accounts and a unique credit building program to help our members both understand and build their credit score. All of these services will benefit our members while also providing useful job experience for GW students interested in a variety of fields.



Development Team


Sahil Pankhaniya

Chief Executive Officer

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


Colin Brodie

Development Associate

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


Scott Rothschild

Development Associate

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


Oliver Harris

Development Associate

Oliver Harris is a freshman from New Jersey. Mr. Harris is majoring in business administration with a concentration in real estate. Previously, Mr. Harris worked as an intern for Van Wagner Group, LLC.

Operations Team


Sarah Strope

Operations Analyst

Sarah Strope is a sophomore from Pennsylvania. Ms. Strope is an international affairs major.

Technology Team


Christian Trummer

Chief Technology Officer

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


Ander Tebbutt

Technology Analyst

Ander Tebbutt is a freshman from Iowa. Mr. Tebbutt is an accountancy major.


Oliver Broadrick

Technology Analyst

Oliver Broadrick is a freshman from Massachusetts. Mr. Broadrick is a computer science major.


Giana Fiore

Technology Analyst

Giana Fiore is a sophomore from Virginia. Ms. Fiore is a computer science major.

Communications Team


Drew Haskins

Communications Chair

Drew Haskins is a sophomore from Hong Kong. Mr. Haskins is majoring in business administration with a concentration in international business.


Keyla Ruiz

Communications Analyst

Keyla Ruiz is a freshman from Chicago. Ms. Ruiz is a criminal justice major.


Check out our progress

This initiative began in Thurston Hall #802 in September, 2017. We are a nonprofit corporation in DC awaiting 501(c)3 designation. At the 2018 GWU New Venture Competition finals, we won $5,500 in cash and additional material support valued at $15,500. Our grassroots fundraising efforts have raised an additional $200 of support. Our student-run investment committee manages a portfolio that allows us passively grow our savings and offers career-development skills to our volunteers. We have built active relationships with GWU faculty, administrators and partners in the Credit Union industry. We are reviewing generous contracts from multiple vendors who have offered us their banking platforms and the opportunity to offer innovative new security technologies to our members completely free of charge for at least two years.




Join our advisory board

Your assistance will help us get this credit union operational by May 1st, 2020. A strong advisory board will help us achieve our most critical objective: raising $90,000 by December, 2019. To join the advisory board, send an email to, and an associate will be assigned to personally work out details with you.


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