WASHINGTON and MADISON, Wis. (11/15/13)--The Credit Union National Association announced Thursday the winners of this year's national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service and Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Awards.
"Early this year, we unveiled our 'Unite for Good' initiative, which urges credit unions to come together toward the establishment of a shared strategic vision: 'Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner,'" said Bill Cheney, CUNA president/CEO.
"To achieve this vision, we have identified a 'shared agenda' for the credit union movement: To remove barriers, create awareness and foster service excellence. In fact, the winners of this year's awards are among the vanguard of credit unions that are already pursuing this shared agenda--by employing the credit union philosophy, and by taking on social responsibility projects," Cheney said.
The first-place Dora Maxwell Award honorees this year are:
- Keystone United Methodist FCU, for credit unions with between $5 million and $20 million in assets, in Cranberry Township, Pa.;
- Communicating Arts CU, $20 million-$50 million, in Detroit, Mich.;
- North Central Area CU, $50 million-$100 million, in Houghton Lake, Mich.;
- SPC CU, $100 million-$200 million in Hartsville, S.C.;
- Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU, $200 million-$500 million, in Chalfont, Pa.;
- Alabama CU, $500 million-$1 billion, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
- Indiana Members CU, over $1 billion in assets, in Indianapolis, Ind., and
- Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions, for the credit union association award, in Greensboro, N.C.
The first-place Louise Herring Award honorees this year are:
- Bridge CU Inc., for credit unions with less than $50 million in assets, in Columbus, Ohio;
- Five County CU, $50 million-$250 million, in Bath, Maine;
- Michigan First CU, $250 million-$1 billion, in Lathrup Village, Mich.;
- Tinker FCU, over $1 billion in assets, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and
- Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, for the credit union association award, in Lansing, Mich.
Maxwell was an original signer of CUNA's constitution, and an organizer of hundreds of credit unions and volunteer clubs in the U.S. Herring was also an original signatory to CUNA's constitution as an Ohio delegate to the 1934 national credit union conference.
The winners, who were selected by a national committee, will be honored during a Feb. 26 reception--part of CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference, which takes place between Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C.