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2023 CUNA Awards Are Now Open

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California and Nevada credit unions are invited to enter the 2023 CUNA Awards! The program recognizes distinguished credit unions which demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards).

Entry deadline is June 30, 2023. California credit unions can enter here. Nevada credit unions can enter here. Entries are complimentary for all Leagues members.

About the awards

Dora Maxwell Award
The Dora Maxwell Award is given to a credit union or chapter for its social responsibility projects within the community. (The award is given for external activities). Examples include:

  • Raising funds for charity
  • Educational activities
  • 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.

Louise Herring Award
The Louise Herring Award is for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community. (The award is given for internal programs and services that benefit membership.) 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, which would be difficult or impossible to obtain elsewhere.
  • Evidence of an exceptional degree of service to members

Desjardins Awards (youth and adult)
The Desjardins Youth Award includes all activities to teach personal finance to youth (under 18).The Desjardins Adult Award includes all activities to teach personal finance to adults (over 18).

Questions? Please contact Cindy Tullues-Peterson

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