The credit union philosophy is "people helping people.” Let’s illustrate this philosophy through CUNA’s recognition awards program. It's more important than ever to recognize that credit unions are unique providers of life-line financial services for millions of working Americans.
Developing and entering your social responsibility project helps your local community -- and its representatives in state and federal government -- better understand the credit union difference. The greater the understanding of this difference, the greater chance that the credit union tax exempt status will be preserved and accessibility to credit unions guaranteed for all consumers.
The three awards are:
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award: honors credit unions for their charitable works in their communities.
Louise Herring Award program; commends credit unions that make exceptional efforts to include credit union philosophy in their daily operations and member service.
Desjardins Financial Education Awards: recognize outstanding financial literacy efforts for both adults and children.
First place winners will advance to the national competition. National winners will be honored at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., in February 2014.
By entering these awards, you're accomplishing many goals: you are helping your community and your members, and showing lawmakers that credit unions are something special -- and should remain that way.
For more information, contact Susan Dyer, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3047.