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Mississippi announces Maxwell Desjardins winners
Click to view larger image Keesler FCU received the Mississippi Credit Union Association’s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for its participation in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The credit union created a special t-shirt for the event and raised $16,000.
Click to view larger image The Mississippi Credit Union Association awarded Keesler FCU, Biloxi, Miss., with the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for its MoneyTalks program, which teaches high school students about money. The program has gone international, with a debut in the United Kingdom. (Photos provided by the Mississippi Credit Union Association)
JACKSON, Miss. (10/30/09)--Keesler FCU, Biloxi, Miss., received first place in Mississippi’s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award and the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award competitions, according to the Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA). The awards were sponsored by MSCUA and the Credit Union National Association. The Dora Maxwell award recognizes a credit union for its community involvement in an activity that helps others or strengthens the structure of the community. The Desjardins award recognizes credit unions that support youth financial education. Keesler was recognized for its participation in the 2009 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The credit union created a special T-shirt for the event and was recognized as the top fundraising team for raising $16,000. Keesler also was recognized for its four-week MoneyTalks program, which teaches high school students how to manage their money, and other financial education programs, including classroom presentations to youth in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Keesler has $1.8 billion in assets.
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