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Time is Running Out, Submit Your Entries for National Award Program Today
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:55 AM

Time is running out to submit your entries for the national award program. All entries for 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 must be received by July 28. If you have not yet submitted your entry, please be sure and do so before end of business day next Monday.

Please note that the Cornerstone Credit Union League 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.