Recognition Awards

MnCUN is now accepting nominations for its most prestigious awards. Now is your chance to nominate a colleague for the Simon Hellermann, Outstanding Professional of the Year, or Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

Nominations for the awards closed on Friday, Feb 9. 


  • Outstanding Professional of the Year recognizes the notable service of one outstanding credit union professional who has selflessly given time, effort and talent to the support and promotion of the credit union mission and who has gone above and beyond to improve the credit union culture in Minnesota.


  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year is given to one extraordinary credit union volunteer who best exemplifies the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement. Grounds for nomination include involvement in the credit union movement at local and state levels and participation in other activities that support the credit union mission.


  • Simon Hellermann Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in credit union philanthropy and contributions to the credit union movement in Minnesota. This award – established in 1999 as a tribute to Minnesota credit union philanthropist Simon Hellermann – recognizes an outstanding contribution to a humanitarian cause and also promotes credit union philanthropy, service and loyalty. Individuals, credit unions, chapters and affinity groups are eligible to receive this award. 


The winners of these awards are recognized during the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Meeting & Convention, which will take place April 5 through 6 at Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. Nominations for the awards closed on Friday, Feb 9.

With questions about these awards programs, contact MnCUN Director of Communications Laura Whittet by email or at 651-288-5527.

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