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CUNA awardsCredit unions are known for their service to their communities and dedication to financial literacy.

We know you do some super amazing things in your community, and for your members.

Be recognized for your efforts!

Let's show legislators, consumers and our communities that credit unions are a smarter choice.

Past Winners.

Questions? Susan Dyer, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3047.





2014 Awards

The deadline to submit awards for 2014 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards is July 11, 2014

Award entries will be judged by another state credit union league.

What's the difference between the awards? Download the award differentiation chart.

ABOUT THE AWARDS


Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award.
Recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs (other than personal finance education).

Eligible activities occurred between May 2013-May 2014. 

Download the 2014 Dora Maxwell award information packet.

Examples:

  • Charity fund raising    
  • Support for public events
  • Donation to social service programs
  • VITA or EITC assistance
  • Lobbying or advocacy on behalf of K-12 financial education
  • Support for teacher training



Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award.
Recognizes model credit union efforts to materially improve members’ lives through programs (other than personal finance education).

Eligible activities occurred between May 2013-May 2014. 

Download the 2014 Louise Herring award information packet.

Examples:

  • Special loan modification program
  • Wealth-building or debt-reduction incentive program
  • Outreach to underserved population
  • Student-run in-school or campus branch
  • Credit union difference campaign
  • Predatory lending alternative
  • Support for member ESL instruction



Desjardins YOUTH and ADULT Financial Education Award.
Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers. 

Eligible activities occurred between June 2013-June 2014.

Download the 2014 Desjardins awards packet. Includes both youth and adult award information.

Examples (YOUTH):

  • Classroom presentation series
  • Credit prerequisite course
  • NEFE HSFPP instruction for underserved group
  • Online personal finance curriculum
  • Live group budgeting simulation
  • Special savers or borrowers club
  • Peer-to-peer financial counseling
Examples (ADULT):


  • Group seminar or webinar
  • Online Q & A with expert
  • Instruction of underserved group
  • Presentation series to SEG group
  • Instruction at personal finance events
  • One-on-one financial counseling or credit report review
  • Regular personal finance segment in local media




Past Kansas winners:


Educational Credit Union
2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award ($150-500 mil), First Place, Kansas
Developed a Junior Advisory Board that help with marketing efforts, being a credit union advocate, and teaching financial literacy to local high school classes, reaching more than 250 students through 10 classes. 

Credit Union of America

2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award ($150-500 mil), Honorable Mention, Kansas
Outstanding youth financial literacy efforts including sponsorship with local band for financial literacy concerts.

Mid American Credit Union
2011 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award ($150-500 mil), First Place, Kansas.
Recognized for teaching a financial literacy course as part of a summer youth program in two of Wichita’s most culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Sunflower U.P. Federal Credit Union
2010 Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award, Honorable Mention, National.
They have done excellent work and made a significant impact with their Save @ School program.