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Patelco CU, Delta Schools FCU Big Winners at CUNA Awards

The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) National Awards Committee just announced the 2019 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, and the Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. Patelco CU won a first-place Desjardins Adult Financial Literacy award in its asset category (more than $1 billion) while Delta Schools FCU won first place in its asset category (less than $50 million) in the Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy award.

“We are proud to honor the 2019 CUNA Award recipients for the exceptional member services they provide to their members on a daily basis,” said CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle. “Their commitment to the credit union philosophy of people helping people is an active demonstration of our cooperative superpowers at work.”

Patelco CU was recognized for its amazing efforts that saw the credit union reached large number of adults in the communities it serves, while Delta Schools FCU was honored for its youth financial education program encompassing the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation’s Bite of Reality program presented to more than 2,100 students this year as well as working with Los Medanos Junior College and teaching a course on budget and personal finance that reached more than 150 students.

The Desjardins Awards honor credit unions, chapters, and leagues for their commitment to both youth and adult financial literacy.

Patelco CU and Delta Schools FCU—along with the other winning credit unions—will be recognized at CUNA’s 2019 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), February 23-27, in Washington, D.C.