MERIDEN, Conn. (10/1/08)--The Credit Union League of Connecticut announced the winners of the state-level Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award and the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action. Dora Maxwell first-place winners are:
* 360 FCU, Windsor Locks, $100 to $200 million in assets, for its literacy and financial literacy program for youth and young adults; * Franklin Trust FCU, Hartford, $20 million to $50 million, for conducting “Charity Fridays” in which staffers chose a charity and asked staff and members to contribute to it; and * Hartford (Conn.) FCU, $50 million to $100 million, for organizing a “Photo with Santa” holiday celebration with the proceeds donated to the South Windsor Fuel Assistance Program. The credit union also collected food for Hartford FoodShare.
Louise Herring Award first-place winners:
* Personal Care America FCU, Trumbull, less than $50 million in assets, for its P.A.C.E. (Planning Ahead for Cash Emergencies) program; and * Pitney Bowes FCU, Stamford, $5 million to $250 million assets, for creating a series of informational sheets for its members.