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National Foundation Announces 2016 Wegner Award Winners
Monday, October 5, 2015 6:35 AM

Wegner Award Dinner

Three Individuals and One Program to Receive CU’s Highest Honors

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. CU 4 Reality will be recognized for Outstanding Program and garnering Outstanding Individual Achievement awards are William J. Bynum, C. Alan Peppers, and Daniel F. Egan.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at a special dinner hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on February 22, 2016, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. Registration for dinner sponsorships and tickets will be available on the Foundation website (ncuf.coop) within the next month.

The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. Detailed profiles will be released in the next two weeks of the following 2016 Wegner Award honorees:

Outstanding Individual Achievement: Daniel F. Egan, retired president and CEO of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, New Hampshire Credit Union League, and the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island (now known as the Cooperative Credit Union Association);

Outstanding Individual Achievement: C. Alan Peppers, former president and CEO of Westerra Credit Union;

Outstanding Individual Achievement: William J. Bynum, CEO of Hope Credit Union; and

Outstanding Program: CU 4 Reality from America’s Credit Union Museum.

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 Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.