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Deadline for National Awards Extended to July 24

Wednesday, May 20, 2020  
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Recognizing that it is has been a hectic and uncertain time for credit unions, CUNA has announced they are extending the deadline for the 2020 Awards Program. The new deadline for entries to the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardins awards is now Wednesday, July 24.

Additionally, credit unions are encouraged to submit for ongoing efforts and projects through July 2020 in order to recognize the extraordinary efforts being taken to serve credit union members in these unprecedented times.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award: recognizes credit unions that promote social responsibility. In particular, the focus of the award is to draw attention to external credit union projects and activities that benefit the community.
Louise Herring Award for Philosophy-in-Action: focuses on the internal programs and services of a credit union. Credit unions who received the award have demonstrated the practical application of the credit union philosophy within the actual operations of the credit union.
Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards: recognizes the leadership of individual credit unions and chapters on behalf of youth and adult financial education. Activities eligible for consideration include those that raise awareness and marshal resources on behalf of financial literacy.
Those who enter will compete with other credit unions in the same asset category. Award entries are judged by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Awards Committee to ensure unbiased results. The winners in each award category will advance to CUNA’s national contest where they will compete with credit unions across the country, with judging to take place this fall. Full program details and FAQs are available on the MnCUN Awards Page.
Contact Julia Miller, MnCUN Director of Communications, with questions by email at

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