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Foundation Accepts President’s Volunteer Service Award on Behalf of America’s CUs
Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:40 AM

Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland is presented with the U.S. Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of America’s credit unions from Junior Achievement President/CEO Jack Kosakowski.

CUs Awarded for Support of Junior Achievement USA

On behalf of America’s credit unions, the National Credit Union Foundation accepted the U.S. Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for the 2015-2016 school year. This award was presented by Junior Achievement (JA) USA, an official certifying organization for this award, at JA’s 2017 Volunteer Summit on March 7 for the more than 15,000 volunteer hours dedicated to Junior Achievement programs by America’s credit unions.  

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a U.S. presidential recognition program created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals and organizations who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. Junior Achievement USA has the privilege of bestowing this degree of honor to organizations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

“The Foundation is humbled to accept this prestigious award on behalf of credit unions around the country who have dedicated significant volunteer time and support to foster youth financial capability through Junior Achievement,” said Gigi Hyland, executive director at the Foundation, who attended the JA Volunteer Summit to accept the award. “Credit unions’ sole mission is to improve the financial well-being of their members. This award is testament to that dedication and commitment to improve the financial futures of the next generation and strengthen the financial well-being of all Americans.”

Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten to 12th-grade program that fosters work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Credit unions across the country support their local JA programs to work collaboratively towards impacting the future leaders of business and their communities.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union 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.