Don't Delay: Submit Your Entry For CUNA Awards Today

CUNA Awards

The deadline for entries for the Credit Union Naional Association (CUNA) Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardins awards is fast approaching. Entries must be submitted by Friday, June 28.

Be recognized for your credit unions' efforts to make a difference in the lives of members and communities. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to credit unions for their social responsibility projects within the community.  Credit unions are honored for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community, including raising funds for charity 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, etc.

The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award is presented to credit unions for their practical application of credit union philosophy within their operations.  It is awarded for internal programs and services that benefit membership. Credit unions are recognized for programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the "People-Helping-People" philosophy, such as provisions for the small saver or borrower, member programs for groups that are often economically challenged, or programs that do an extraordinary job of encouraging thrift and provide a source of unbiased money management and consumer information, which would be difficult or impossible to obtain elsewhere.

Have an awesome youth or adult financial education program? Showcase them by entering the Desjardins Adult or Youth Financial Education Awards. 

First-place winners in each asset category AND in each awards program will have their entries forwarded to CUNA for the national-level competition.  For more information and to submit your electronic entries click here for California and here for Nevada

Last year, Cabrillo CU, Delta Schools FCU, Eagle Community CU, Patelco CU, and San Mateo CU all received first-place awards at the state level. 

Delta Schools FCU, Patelco CU, and San Mateo CU went on to win at the national level in the Dejardins and Louise Herring awards programs and were honored at a special reception during this year's CUNA Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

This could be the year your credit union is recognized nationally for an outstanding program! 

If you have any questions, please contact League Media Relations Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at


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