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2010-Maxwell-Herring-Winners-Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ginny Meharg
CUNA Marketing and Sales Administration
608-231-4880
gmeharg@cuna.coop


MADISON, Wis.-Recipients of the 2010 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility and Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Awards were recently chosen from among the state winning entries by CUNA's national awards committee. 

The 2010 Dora Maxwell Award winners include:

  • La CrosseArea Postal CU in La Crosse, WI;
  • Mission SF FCU in San Francisco, CA;
  • Greater Pittsburgh Police FCU in Pittsburgh, PA;
  • Grossmont Schools FCU in El Cajon, CA;
  • Cross Valley FCU in Wilkes-Barre, PA;
  • ErieFCU in Erie, PA;
  • Directions CU in Sylvania, OH; and
  • Austin Chapter of Credit Unions, Austin, TX

 Winners of this year's Louise Herring Award are:

  • Superior CU in Collegeville, PA;
  • Central Macomb Community CU in Clinton Township, MI; and
  • State ECU in Raleigh, NC

"Named for two of our most revered pioneers in the credit union movement, these awards recognize credit unions that demonstrate a deep commitment to community involvement and to member financial education.  The award recipients epitomize the movement's philosophy and ideals, and we are proud to honor their achievements.  The programs being showcased also remind us why, at a time of growing public dissatisfaction with financial institutions in the for-profit sector, America's credit unions remain so highly regarded and trusted by their members," said Bill Cheney, president and CEO of CUNA.

Maxwell was an original signer of CUNA's constitution and a tireless organizer of hundreds of credit unions throughout the United States. She also developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked tirelessly with organizations on behalf of the poor.

The Maxwell award is presented to credit unions in seven asset-size categories and a chapter or multiple credit union group category for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. Activities may include: solving core community problems, coordinating supply drives for the needy, raising money or organizing special events for charitable organizations, or mentoring students.

Herring was also an original signer of CUNA's constitution when she was an Ohio delegate to the 1934 national credit union conference in Estes Park, CO. She saw credit unions as more than just financial institutions and believed they should work to better people's lives.

The Herring award is given to a credit union demonstrating the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members.  Examples include: exceptional member service, financial counseling for members experiencing difficulties, financial educational seminars for members, and educating members on the credit union difference. 

Winning entries will be on display at CUNA's 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, in Washington, DC.  The award winners will be honored during a March 2 reception.


2010 Dora Maxwell/Louise Herring Award Winners

Dora Maxwell (Less than $5 million)

First Place: La Crosse Area Postal CU in La Crosse, WI

Second Place:  Hutcheson FCU in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Dora Maxwell ($5-$20 million)

First Place: Mission SF FCU in San Francisco, CA

Second Place: Cooperative FCU in Syracuse, NY

Honorable Mention: CALCOE FCU in Yakima, WA

Dora Maxwell ($20-$50 million)

First Place: Greater Pittsburgh Police FCU in Pittsburgh, PA

Second Place: 1st Choice CU in Atlanta, GA

Honorable Mention: Community CU in Lewiston, ME

Dora Maxwell ($50-$100 million)

First Place: Grossmont Schools FCU in El Cajon, CA

Second Place: Latino Community CU in Durham, NC

Honorable Mention: SPC CU in Hartsville, SC

Dora Maxwell ($100-$200 million)

First Place: Cross Valley FCU in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Second Place: Jersey Shore FCU in Northfield, NJ

Honorable Mention: Canyon State CU in Phoenix, AZ

Dora Maxwell ($200-$500 million)

First Place: Erie FCU in Erie, PA

Second Place: Capital CU in Kimberly, WI

Honorable Mention: Town & Country CU in Minot, ND

Dora Maxwell ($500+ million)

First Place: Directions CU in Sylvania, OH

Second Place: Indiana Members CU in Indianapolis, IN

Honorable Mention: Robins FCU in Warner Robins, GA

Dora Maxwell (Credit Union Chapters or Multiple Credit Union Group)

First Place: Austin Chapter of Credit Unions in TX

Second Place: Central Ohio Chapter of Credit Unions in OH

Honorable Mention: New Jersey Credit Unions

Louise Herring (Less than $50 million)

First Place: Superior CU in Collegeville, PA

Second Place: Community CU in Lewiston, ME

Honorable Mention: Toledo Police FCU in Toledo, OH

Louise Herring ($50-$250 million)

First Place: Central Macomb Community CU in Clinton Township, MI

Second Place: Central Maine FCU in Lewiston, ME

Honorable Mention: Bronco FCU in Franklin, VA

Louise Herring (More than $250 million)

First Place: State ECU in Raleigh, NC

Second Place: Wright-Patt CU in Fairborn, OH

Honorable Mention: TruMark Financial CU in Trevose, PA


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