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National Award Entries Must be Submitted by July 28
Friday, June 27, 2014 6:55 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union League is accepting entries for the national award program, which includes the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award; Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award; Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, and Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. 

Entries will only be accepted through July 28, 2014. Please note that Cornerstone will select first, second and honorable mention winners from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. However, only first place winners in each award category (one from each state) will advance to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for judging in the national competition. 

Additional information on the national awards program can be found on Cornerstone’s web site, at www.cornerstoneleague.coop/awards.html.

Following is a brief description of each award:

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.

For additional information, please visit the Awards & Recognition section of Cornerstone’s web site. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Webb-Mañon, vice president of communications & PR, at (469) 385-6486 or (800) 442-5762, ext. 6486.  You may also e-mail lwebb-manon@cornerstoneleague.coop.