Vice President of Financial Education Virginia Credit Union
Cherry Dale, Vice President of Financial Education, joined Virginia Credit Union in 2007. A former kindergarten teacher, she taught at Ridge Elementary School in Henrico County for 8 years and holds a master’s of education degree in instruction and curriculum from the University of Virginia. Attracted to Virginia Credit Union’s not-for-profit status and its mission of helping everyday people get ahead, Cherry formed successful partnerships with schools and community organizations. Cherry is the Chair of the Board for the Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, she has organized numerous educational programs for teachers in meeting State Board of Education requirements for personal finance and economics. She has developed financial education curricula for all ages, and provided hundreds of hours of classroom time teaching about savings, budgeting, and managing debt. Cherry is often featured as a financial expert in the local NBC news Saving’s Guide segments. In 2019 Cherry was awarded the Eugene H. Farley Award of Excellence from the Virginia Credit Union league for her work in strengthening financial education program across the state. Under her direction, 61,000 people participated in Virginia Credit Union financial education workshops or seminars during 2020.