Recognition Awards

The Minnesota Credit Union Network presented the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy, Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year awards at a ceremony held during the MnCUN 2018 Annual Conference on April 6 in Bloomington.

 


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 

 

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a credit union volunteer who best represents the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement. Recipients are chosen based on their involvement with credit unions at the local and state levels, along with participation in activities that better their communities. The Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year Award honor was awarded to Pam Tschida, Board Chair of Hiway Federal Credit Union.


PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 

 

The Outstanding Professional of the Year Award is given to a remarkable person who truly stands behind the “people helping people” credit union philosophy. This year, the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s honoree for Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year Award went to Debora Almirall, President of Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union.


SIMON HELLERMANN PHILANTHROPY AWARD 

 

The Simon Hellermann Philanthropy 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. The 2018 award was given to St. Cloud Federal Credit Union for their KIVA Financial Education program in partnership with Sartell High School.


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. 

 

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

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