Hiway Federal Credit Union Wins Community Service Award
Monday, August 21, 2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 14, 2017) - Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) has been honored with a 2017 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit their community or a specific charity.
Hiway was honored for their “Wild About our Community” Casual Days program, which combines their associates’ excitement for the Minnesota Wild with their dedication to support organizations and non-profits in the community. The Minnesota Wild is one of Hiway’s partners, and they designated home game dates as “Wild About our Community” Casual Days. For each home game, Hiway’s Community Service (Pave the Way) committee chose a different community cause, organization or non-profit to raise funds for. Associates could donate funds and dress casually in return.
Throughout the year, Hiway associates contributed $6,938, which was distributed to 19 different groups, organizations or non-profits in the community. Beyond the cash donations, Hiway also created a spotlight for each of these organizations by promoting them on social media with photos of associates in their casual wear, bringing awareness both to their community efforts as a cooperative as well as the organizations’ initiatives.
“Hiway's culture is based on making a difference in our members' lives and fostering strong, long-lasting relationships within our community,” said Dave Boden, President/CEO of Hiway. “Part of that means donating our time and resources to numerous non-profit organizations and community events. I am privileged to work with a group of associates who are so impassioned to support and work to improve the lives of our members and our community.”
Hiway’s winning entry will advance to the national competition, where it will compete with financial education projects from credit unions in other states.
The award is named in honor of Dora Maxwell, an early credit union pioneer. One of the original signers of CUNA's constitution at Estes Park, Colorado, Maxwell worked as an organizer for the movement's trade association (then called the Credit Union National Extension Bureau) and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.
ABOUT HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Hiway Federal Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 68,000 members in Minnesota and around the country, registers $1 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. For more information visit hiway.org.