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Cornerstone Now Accepting Entries for Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardins Honors
Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:55 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association are pleased to sponsor three highly sought-after awards. These honors identify credit unions that demonstrate the credit union "people-helping-people" philosophy in very specific and distinguished ways that set them apart from the crowd.

The three awards are:

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award Program
This award is given to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. The award is given for external activities. Credit unions could receive the award for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community. This may include raising funds for charity, educational activities, 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
This award is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within the actual operation of the credit union. It is awarded for internal programs and services that benefit membership. Credit unions could receive the award for programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the "People-Helping-People" philosophy.

The Desjardins Financial Education Award
This award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. Naming the award after Alphonse Desjardins emphasizes the movement's long-time commitment to youth. Besides founding the first credit unions in Canada and the U.S., Desjardins pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school "banks," known as caisses scolaires. The recognition program considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of members and non-members, including face-to-face teaching using proprietary materials and curricula, such as the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP), as well as financial literacy leadership efforts.

Cornerstone is only accepting entries for all three recognition programs through Tuesday, June 30.

Watch for more detailed information in the Leaguer soon. For more information on the recognition award programs, please visit the Awards & Recognition section.

If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Walker at 405-445-1513 or 800-442-5762 ext. 1513. You may also email