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Reminder: 2018 state-level CUNA Awards entries due June 30

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Don't miss the window to submit your entry for the 2018 CUNA Awards!


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As a reminder, the deadline draws near for credit unions across the Carolinas to submit entries for state-level judging in the annual CUNA Awards programs, which includes the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award, and the Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards.

Credit unions may submit entries online through the CCUF/CUNA Awards portal (see “Submission Links”). The deadline for all entries is Saturday, June 30, 2018.

First-place winners from the state-level program will be forwarded for national judging through the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation's Awards Gala for state-level winners will take place during the 2019 Carolinas Credit Union Connect conference. Then national winners will be honored at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference March 10-13, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Please direct any questions about these state-level awards programs to Lauren Whaley at or 919-600-8219.

About the CUNA Awards

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 that help other people or strengthen the structure of a community. Examples include raising funds for charity, educational activities, or community involvement projects, such as a volunteer fair, building low-income housing, or loaning employees a few hours a week to work in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, and the like.

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award is given to a credit union for 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, including programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the "People-Helping-People" philosophy. Practical examples include: provisions for the small saver or borrower; member programs for groups that are often economically challenged; internal programs or services that help to differentiate the credit union from other financial services' providers; programs that do an extraordinary job of encouraging thrift and provide a source of unbiased money management and consumer information, especially if difficult or impossible to obtain elsewhere; and evidence of an exceptional degree of service to members.

The Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognize leadership within credit unions on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. The awards consider all activities supporting personal finance education of members and non-members, including face-to-face teaching using proprietary materials and curricula, such as the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP), and financial literacy leadership.


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