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Two Weeks Left to Purchase Tickets & Sponsorships for Foundation's Wegner Dinner
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:20 AM

NCUF Dinner

The deadline is approaching for credit union leaders and supporters to purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the 27th Annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards.

The dinner will take place on March 9, 2015, at the Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sponsorships and tickets are available online at or by mail with the deadline of Feb. 6, 2015 to purchase.

"You don’t want to wait any longer to ensure your seat at this inspiring event," said Gigi Hyland, executive director at the National Credit Union Foundation. "Overall, ticket sales are tracking better than ever and we’ve already sold out of the top sponsorship level for what many refer to as the Academy Awards of the credit union movement. We hope to see you there to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of this year’s Wegner Award winners."

The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. The 2015 honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Mike Mercer, President/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates;
  • Lifetime Achievement: Bob Schumacher, retired President/CEO of MountainCrest Credit Union;
  • Lifetime Achievement: Clarence Hall, Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors and President/CEO of Issaquena County FCU; and
  • Outstanding Organization: Iowa Credit Union League

For the first time in seven years, the dinner has moved locations, this time to the new Marriott Marquis located directly across from the Washington Convention Center. Denise Gabel, chief operating officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association, will be returning as the evening's emcee.

Whether attending the dinner or not, members of the credit union movement and other affiliated organizations also have the opportunity to recognize and congratulate award winners through a congratulatory message to be shown on the video screens during dinner.

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 (
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.