The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) is pleased to announce the state-level winners of the 2023 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins award competitions. These awards are sponsored each year by MnCUN and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
“I am proud of how invested Minnesota credit unions are in the well-being of their members and the communities they serve,” MnCUN President & CEO Mara Humphrey. “Congratulations to the state-level winners of the CUNA Awards for their well-deserved recognition.”
The winning entries will compete against statewide winners from across the country. Entries will be judged by the CUNA Awards Committee this fall. Entries that place in the national competition will be recognized during the 2024 Governmental Affairs Conference.
The 2023 Minnesota award-winners in the asset categories noted are:
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award
Desjardins Adult Financial Education Awards
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards
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.
More information can be found on the National Awards Page.
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