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2018 Maxwell, Herring, Desjardins National Award Winners Announced
Friday, November 16, 2018 6:55 AM

Credit Union National Association’s National Awards Committee announced the 2018 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. The awards, which are given in several credit union asset sizes, were selected among the winning entries at a league level.

“Congratulations to the 2018 CUNA Award winners who provide exceptional member service and exude the credit union philosophy to help better people’s lives,” CUNA President/CEO, Jim Nussle. "We are proud to honor the recipients for their commitment to their communities."

"We're thrilled to see credit unions from the Cornerstone region on this distinguished list of national award winners," said Cornerstone Credit Union League President/CEO Caroline Willard. "We are very proud of all recipients' achievements, which reflect a unique dedication to excellence, service, and the health and welfare of their communities. We know we'll continue to see great things from them in the future."

The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities.

First-place winners for the Dora Maxwell Award include:

  • Limestone Federal Credit Union                             Manistique, MI
  • Sunwest Educational Credit Union                         Pueblo, CO
  • East Idaho Credit Union                                           Idaho Falls, ID
  • Georgia United Credit Union                                   Duluth, GA
  • Indiana Credit Union League & Indiana Credit Unions    Indiana

The Louise Herring Award is given to a credit union demonstrating the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members.

First-place winners for the Louise Herring Award include:

  • Los Alamos Schools Credit Union                            Los Alamos, NM
  • Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union              Petersburg, VA
  • Kirtland Federal Credit Union                                 Albuquerque, NM
  • Nusenda Credit Union                                              Albuquerque, NM

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

First-place winners for the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award include:

  • Delta Schools Federal Credit Union                        Antioch, CA                            
  • CORE Federal Credit Union                                     East Syracuse, NY
  • Education Credit Union                                            Amarillo, TX
  • SEFCU                                                                         Albany, NY

First-place winners for the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award include:

  • UNO Federal Credit Union                                       New Orleans, LA
  • Electro Savings Credit Union                                   Saint Louis, MO
  • Financial Center First Credit Union                        Indianapolis, IN
  • San Mateo Credit Union                                           Redwood City, CA

The Maine Credit Union League also received a first-place award for their efforts to improve financial literacy for both youth and adults.

Winning credit unions will be recognized at CUNA’s 2019 Governmental Affairs Conference March 10–14, in Washington, D.C. 

See the full list of winners with award descriptions.

About CUNA   
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 110 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit