The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) and Hiway Credit Union are proud to recognize Doug Differt as a CU Builder for his service to the credit union movement upon his retirement from the Hiway Credit Union Board of Directors.
Doug Differt has served as Board Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary and on all Board Committees during his 42 year tenure, bringing much insight and value to Hiway. Doug will continue to share his knowledge with the Board as an Emeritus Director.
He is the driving force behind the "Douglas Differt Difference Makers (D3M) Endowed Scholarship," which was established to inspire and empower future students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), specifically transportation and construction. D3M has raised over $500K to help finance the education of students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College—students who will go on to become project leaders, troubleshooters and innovators in STEM fields.
Created in 2008, the Credit Union Builder Award honors an individual’s dedication to the success, growth, and vitality of the not-for-profit financial movement in Minnesota. Dedications are typically made at a time of significance to acknowledge an individual’s contributions to credit unions.
80 individuals have been designated as Credit Union Builders since the award's inception. The names of the recipients and the contributing credit unions are permanently displayed in the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s lobby as a tribute to those who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement.
Contact Andrea Molnau, Executive Director of the MnCUF with questions.
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