RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (9/17/09)--Communidad Latina FCU CEO Terry Agius and Bay FCU are the 2009 recipients of the first-ever Community Outreach Awards, given out by the California Credit Union League. The award was formerly the league’s Diversity Award.
Agius, who also works for SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, Calif., was the recipient in the individual category, while Capitola, Calif.-based Bay FCU won in the greater than $100 million asset credit union category. The awards are presented by the league’s Community Outreach Committee. The Community Outreach Awards are presented to individuals, credit unions or organizations that have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of credit union membership and financial education, and awareness of diverse and underserved groups within the community. Agius was honored for her successful partnerships with community organizations, her involvement with a new Bank on Santa Ana initiative, and her work in helping Communidad Latina FCU--chartered in 2006--succeed in its mission to provide financial services to people of modest means. Bay FCU was recognized for its breadth of community outreach activities—ranging from its community support team and sponsorships of community events to its youth education program and membership awareness campaigns. Bay FCU and Agius will be honored during the league’s Annual Meeting and Convention Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas.