NEW YORK (3/3/11)--Nominations for the National Federation of Community Development Credit Union’s 2011 Annie Vamper “Helping Hands” Award are open until Friday. The award celebrates individuals whose unselfish work for the community development credit union (CDCU) movement carries on Vamper’s legacy. The award recognizes individuals whose contributions to their credit unions have gone above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify the CDCU values. In 1990, the CDCU movement lost one of its heroes with the passing of Vamper, the federation’s associate director. Her life-long dedication to the credit union movement, and to small credit unions in particular, served as inspiration to credit union organizers and practitioners in low- and moderate-income communities nationwide, the federation said. For more information, use the link.