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Reminder: State-level CUNA Awards submissions due June 30, 2019

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The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation in collaboration with CUNA wants to recognize your credit union for the exceptional ways you demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards) – but first you have to submit your entry!

The 2019 CUNA Awards online application portal for state-level judging is open now through Saturday, June 30.

Go to Awards Portal

First-place winners from the state-level program will be forwarded for national judging through CUNA. The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation's Awards Gala for state-level winners will take place during the Carolinas Credit Union League’s 2020 LAUNCH Conference January 29-30 in Charlotte, NC. Then national winners will be honored at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference February 23-27, 2020 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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