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Honorees and entertainment announced for Carolinas CU Foundation Awards Gala

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The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is excited to unveil the honorees and the special entertainment for the 2018 Awards Gala, slated for January 31, 2019 in Charlotte NC. Held in conjunction with the Carolinas Credit Union League’s LAUNCH Conference, the Gala is an affair you don’t want to miss! The event will celebrate credit unions and individuals who are giving back to our communities, and one who has dedicated his career to the credit union industry. Special entertainment will be provided by Jonathan Byrd, an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become Americana favorites.

Hero Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Marc ShaeferMarc Schaefer, CEO of Truliant Federal Credit Union

Recognized for his imprint on advocacy, creation of Truliant’s culture and dedication for the community and as a steadfast champion of the credit union movement.

Partner in Philanthropy Award

Robert HarrisRobert Harris, CEO of Health Facilities Federal Credit Union

Recognized for his fundraising efforts for the City of Florence Police Benevolence Fund.

Partner in Philanthropy Award

Upstate Giving imgUpstate Charitable Giving Committee (includes Carolina Foothills FCU, Greenville FCU, Greenville Heritage FCU, MTC FCU, and Self-Help CU)

Recognized for the Committee’s completion of a $150,000 fundraising pledge to the Greenville Children’s Hospital.

 

Also, to be honored at this year’s Gala are the CUNA state-level awards winners. These awards are designed to encourage and recognize distinguished credit unions which demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards).

CUNA State-Level Award Recipients

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Truliant Federal Credit Union

Dora Maxwell Award

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Piedmont Advantage Credit Union

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Truliant Federal Credit Union

Local Government Federal Credit Union

Louise Herring Award

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

 

“On behalf of the Foundation Board, we congratulate all of the 2018 award recipients for their tireless dedication to the credit union industry,” said Lauren Whaley, Carolinas Foundation president. “We look forward to honoring those among their peers at the Foundation’s Gala in January.”

For Gala registration and sponsorship details, please click here. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation’s exclusive sponsorship of Victory Junction’s Reach Program.

Jonathan Byrd Gruene
Byrd is involved with Guitarists for Good, a non-profit founded by Local Government FCU Events Manager Sandy Green. Guitarists for Good shares the love of music by giving the gift of guitars, music lessons, and group jam sessions to homeless shelters serving our communities.

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