CUNA on Friday announced the winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award.
The winning entries, chosen by CUNA’s national awards committee, will be on display at CUNA’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference from Feb. 23-27 in Washington, D.C.
“Early this year, we unveiled our ‘Unite for Good’ initiative, which urges credit unions to come together toward the establishment of a shared strategic vision: ‘Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner,’” CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said in the announcement.
“To achieve this vision, we have identified a ‘shared agenda’ for the credit union movement: To remove barriers, create awareness and foster service excellence. In fact, the winners of this year’s awards are among the vanguard of credit unions that are already pursuing this shared agenda – by employing the credit union philosophy, and by taking on social responsibility projects,” he added.
The Maxwell award, named after Dora Maxwell, an original signer of CUNA’s constitution, was awarded to credit unions with outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities such as raising funds or organizing events for charities, CUNA said.
- The $15.1 million Keystone United Methodist FCU in Cranberry Township, Pa.
- The $32.6 million Communicating Arts CU in Detroit.
- The $95.9 million North Central Area CU in Houghton Lake, Mich.
- The $127.4 million SPC CU in Hartsville, S.C.
- The $488.3 million Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU in Chalfont, Pa.
- The $605.5 million Alabama CU in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- The $1.4 billion Indiana Members CU in Indianapolis, Ind.
- The Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions in Greensboro, N.C.
The Herring award, named after Louise Herring, another original signer of CUNA’s constitution, was presented to credit unions “demonstrating the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members,” CUNA said.
This year’s winners:
- The $42.2 million Bridge CU in Columbus, Ohio
- The $213.4 million Five County CU in Bath, Maine
- The $661.5 million Michigan First CU in Lathrup Village, Mich.
- The $3.1 billion Tinker FCU in Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates in Lansing, Mich.