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Calif. presents service philosophy and fin ed awards
ONTARIO, Calif. (8/31/11)--The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have announced the California state-level winners in several service, philosophy and financial education awards. First place winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award are:
* The Golden 1, Sacramento, Calif., $1 billion-plus asset category, for its community shredding event, which destroyed more than 150,000 pounds of confidential information safely and securely. * San Francisco (Calif.) FCU, in the more than $500 million asset category, for its CommunityShare program, which gives back to the community through donations, employee volunteerism and fundraising activities.
The Golden 1 also won first place in its size category in the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award for its Lifeline Advance program to help members avoid costly fees associated with the use of pre-paid cards and check-cashing services. First place Desjardins Financial Education Awards went to:
* Educational Employees CU, Fresno, Calif., receiving the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award in the more than $500 million asset category, for its "Wise Up" financial literacy program; and * Patelco CU, Pleasanton, Calif., receiving the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award in the more than $500 million asset category for its various programs, including its CU@Work Seminars and community collaboration efforts.
The award winners will compete now in the national credit union recognition programs administered by the Credit Union National Association. For more information, use the links.


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