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Dora Maxwell AwardThe prestigious award was named after early credit union pioneer Dora Maxwell, one of the original delegates who established the Credit Union National Association. Dora Maxwell worked tirelessly in developing volunteer clubs and organizations on behalf of the poor.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. The award is given for external activities.

Eligible Activities

Credit unions could receive the award for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community.  This may include raising funds for charity, educational activities, or community involvement projects, such as a volunteer fair, building low-income housing, or loaning employees a few hours a week to work in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, etc.

Nomination Procedures

Award entries are specific to each state. To submit a nomination, choose your state below.

Entries for this award are due by Tuesday, June 30, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Walker at 469-385-6426 or 800-442-5762 ext. 6426. You may also email