Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

This award recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-members through community outreach programs other than personal finance education. Examples of these outreach programs could include: internship programs, fund raising, support for public events, donation to social service programs, VITA or EITC assistance,  lobbying or advocacy on behalf of K-12 financial education, and support for teacher training.

Eligible Activities

Credit unions could receive an award for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community. This might 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.

Chapter/multiple credit unions groups’ entries should describe a project or activity that was conducted as a chapter/multiple credit union group, not credit unions' individual contributions or projects.

Submit only one entry form, even if there were multiple projects. If a credit union conducted multiple projects, they must pick their most successful and/or unique project and complete the entry form based on that one project. Providing promotional materials for that one project is essential but additional materials for other projects can be included in the entry.

How it Works

The purpose of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is to promote social responsibility among credit unions by formally recognizing their community service achievements. 

The League will select winners from each of the following categories:

  • Less than $5 million in assets
  • $5 - $20 million in assets
  • $20 - $50 million in assets
  •  $50 - $100 million in assets
  • $100 - $200 million in assets
  • $200 - $500 million in assets
  • $500 million-$1 billion in assets
  • $1 billion+ in assets
  • Credit union chapter/multiple credit union group

Please note that only the first place winner in each category will advance to the national competition.


Entry deadline for 2014 has passed.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Gorman at 469-385-6412 or 800-442-5762 ext. 6412.  You may also email