NEW YORK-- The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions has named Ed Jacob, CEO of the North Side Community Federal Credit Union in Chicago and Dan Morrisey, manager of the Queen of Peace Arlington FCU,in Arlington Virginia, as winners of this year's Annie Vamper awards.
Annie Vamper was a pioneering leader of both African American credit unions and community development credit unions.
In his acceptance speech at the Federation's annual meeting in Dallas on June 13, Jacob quoting a speech from Robert F. Kennedy in South Africa in 1966 about "tiny ripples of hope.""Tiny ripples of hope are being sent out every day from ASI FCU in New Orleans to Northwest Baptist FCU in Seattle, from Alternatives FCU in upstate New York to Women's Southwest FCU here in Dallas and West Texas CU in El Paso, from Latino Community CU in North Carolina and Queen of Peace Arlington FCU in Virginia across to Northeast Community CU in San Francisco, and everywhere in between," the Federation quoted Jacob in an announcement about the award. "I am proud and honored to be part of a movement that does this work, and to be able to send out a few of these tiny ripples of hope from Chicago."