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13 Minn. Credit Unions Win Awards, Advance to National Competitions

Thursday, August 16, 2018  
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The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) is pleased to announce the state-level winners of the 2018 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardins award competitions. These awards are sponsored each year by MnCUN and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

 

The 2018 Minnesota award-winners in the asset categories noted are:

 

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

  • More than $1 billion: Hiway Federal Credit Union - Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids
  • $250 million - $1 billion: Richfield Bloomington Credit Union (RBCU) - Flags for Fort Snelling
  • $50 - 250 million: Star Choice Credit Union - Social Responsibility Community Service

Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award

  • More than $1 billion: Hiway Federal Credit Union - Hiway Student Savings Accounts
  • $250 million - $1 billion: TopLine Federal Credit Union - Knitting Club
  • $50 - 250 million: Star Choice Credit Union - Philosophy-in-Action Member Service

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

  • More than $1 billion: Firefly Credit Union - Finances Illuminated
  • $250 million - $1 billion: SPIRE Credit Union - Building Financial Freedom
  • $50 - 250 million: United Educators Credit Union - Furthering Financial Literacy with Minnesota Youth
  • Less than $50 million: North Star Credit Union - Lunch and Learn

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award

  • More than $1 billion: Firefly Credit Union - Financial Education Doesn't Sleep at Firefly
  • $250 million - $1 billion: SPIRE Credit Union - Building Financial Freedom
  • $50 - 250 million: United Educators Credit Union - Financial Education for Underserved/Vulnerable Adults

MnCUN received 34 award entries this year, and they were judged by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas to ensure unbiased results. The winners in each award category now advance to CUNA’s national contest where they will compete with credit unions across the country, with judging to take place this fall.

 

“The Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardins statewide award winners are remarkable example of the people helping people credit union philosophy,” MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins. “We applaud them for the work that they do to improve their members’ financial well-being and communities as a whole.”

 

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award was created in 1987 and recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit the community or a specific charity. This award promotes social responsibility among credit unions by formally recognizing their achievements outside the credit union.

 

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award is given to a credit union for its practical application of the "people helping people” philosophy in internal operations. Created in 1990, this award promotes the credit union philosophy by formally recognizing credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the application of the movement's principles in serving their members.

 

The Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards formally recognize the leadership of individual credit unions and chapters in their efforts to better educate youth and adults in financial literacy.


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