The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) National Awards Committee announced the 2020 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, and the Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. The awards, which are given in several credit union asset sizes, were selected among the winning entries at a league level.
“Congratulations to the 2020 CUNA Award winners who are being recognized for their commitment to their communities, particularly in a time when they’re needed the most,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We celebrate their efforts in social responsibility, the credit union philosophy and financial education.”
The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. First-place winners for the Dora Maxwell Award include:
The Louise Herring Award is given to a credit union demonstrating the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members. First-place winners for the Louise Herring Award include:
The Desjardins Awards honor credit unions, chapters, and leagues for their commitment to youth and adult financial literacy. First-place winners for the Desjardins Awards include:
Additional details on the winning projects will be available as CUNA recognizes the credit unions throughout the coming months.
Less than $50 million in assets
$50-250 million in assets
$250 million—$1 billion in assets
More than $1 billion in assets
Chapter or Credit Union Group
Dora Maxwell was an original signer of CUNA’s constitution and a tireless organizer of hundreds of credit unions throughout the United States. Maxwell also developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked diligently with organizations on behalf of the poor. The Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. Activities may include solving core community problems, coordinating supply drives for the needy, raising money or organizing special events for charitable organizations, or mentoring students.