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Aug. 1 is Deadline to Submit Entries for National Award Program
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:40 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union League is accepting entries for the national award program, which includes the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award; Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award; Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, and Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 1, 2013.

Following is a brief description of each award:

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions; improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach (other than personal finance education), such as charity fundraising and support of public events.

Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award recognizes model credit union efforts to improve members’ lives through   programs (other than personal finance education), such as special loan modification program, wealth-building or debt reduction incentive program.

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18. Examples might include classroom presentation series, peer-to-peer financial counseling, special savers or borrowers club.

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts as well as skills to members and non-members age 18 and older. Examples might include presentation series to a SEG group or one-on-one financial counseling or credit report review.

Additional information on the national awards program can be found on the League’s web site, at http://www.cornerstoneleague.coop/awards.html.