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Cornerstone CU League Extends Deadline for National Awards
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:50 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union League (League) has received a number of calls from credit unions interested in submitting an entry for the national award program; however unable to meet the Aug. 1 deadline. In an effort to allow credit unions an opportunity to participate, the League is extending the deadline to Aug. 8. In order to meet CUNA’s deadline, the League cannot extend the deadline beyond this date, so if you have an entry to submit, please be sure your entry is submitted to the League by Aug. 8 (received and not postmarked by Aug. 8).

The national award program includes the following awards:

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 Awards & Recognition page.