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Crystal Long, Diana Dykstra, and Nusenda Foundation to Receive National Foundation's 2019 Wegner Awards
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:45 AM

NCUF Dinner

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The Foundation will recognize Diana Dykstra and Crystal Long with Outstanding Individual Achievement Awards, and Nusenda Credit Union Foundation will be recognized as an Outstanding Organization.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at the annual fundraising gala hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on March 11, 2019, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Registration for dinner sponsorships and tickets will be available on the Foundation website (ncuf.coop) later this year.

“In our fast-paced world, it’s so important to take the time to celebrate those in our movement who have gone above and beyond to embody the credit union difference,” said Gigi Hyland, the Foundation’s executive director. “These awardees truly embody dedication to promoting the credit union philosophy. They have created innovative concepts and provided leadership that has had significant, lasting, and measurable impact on the credit union movement. We cannot wait to celebrate and honor them at the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards.”

The Foundation’s awards gala celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. Detailed profiles will be released in the next few weeks of the following 2019 Wegner Award honorees:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Diana R. Dykstra, president/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues;
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Crystal Long, president and CEO of GECU;
  • Outstanding Organization: Nusenda Credit Union Foundation.

About the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards
The awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities.  The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership. View past award recipients here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop)
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom