CUNA/League awards announced

Congratulations to the LSCU winners of the 2016 CUNA awards. These awards are given to credit unions that have exhibited the credit union spirit through internal and external programs. The award categories include the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award, and the youth and adult categories for the Desjardins Financial Education Awards. Credit unions compete with those in the same asset-size category and are judged by a group of judges from outside the LSCU who have knowledge of the credit union movement and cooperative history. These winners have been submitted to CUNA for competition at the national level. National winners will be announced in Q1 2017.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. The award is given for external activities.

The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within the actual operation of the credit union. It is awarded for internal programs and services that benefit membership. Credit unions could receive the award for programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the “People-Helping-People” philosophy.

The Desjardins Financial Education Awards are given in recognition for model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18 for youth and over 18 for adults.

League winners for each category are:

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award – First Commerce Credit Union ($250 million – $1 billion in assets); New Horizons Credit Union ($50 – 250 million in assets); Pen Air Federal Credit Union – (More than $1 billion in assets)
  • Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award – CFE Federal Credit Union (More than $1 billion in assets); First Commerce Credit Union ($250 million – $1 billion in assets); Guardians Credit Union ($50 – 250 million in assets)
  • Desjardins Financial Education Youth Award – Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union (Less than $50 million in assets)
  • Desjardins Financial Education Adult Award – First Commerce Credit Union ($250 million – $1 billion in assets) and VyStar Credit Union (More than $1 billion in assets)