CUNA Announces Winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Awards

11/15/2013
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CUNA Announces Winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Awards
 
(11/14/2013) - CUNA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award as chosen by CUNA's national awards committee.

"Early this year, we unveiled our 'Unite for Good' initiative, which urges credit unions to come together toward the establishment of a shared strategic vision: 'Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner,'" says Bill Cheney, CUNA President and CEO. "To achieve this vision, we have identified a 'shared agenda' for the credit union movement: To remove barriers, create awareness and foster service excellence. In fact, the winners of this year's awards are among the vanguard of credit unions that are already pursuing this shared agenda - by employing the credit union philosophy, and by taking on social responsibility projects. My congratulations and thanks to all who have been honored this year."

Dora 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 eight 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.
 
Louise 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, and educating members on the credit union difference.  

First-place winners of this year's Dora Maxwell Award are:
  • Keystone United Methodist FCU in Cranberry Township, PA; 
  • Communicating Arts CU in Detroit, MI; 
  • North Central Area CU in Houghton Lake, MI; 
  • SPC CU in Hartsville, SC;
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU in Chalfont, PA; 
  • Alabama CU in Tuscaloosa, AL; 
  • Indiana Members CU in Indianapolis, IN, and 
  • Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions in Greensboro, NC

First-place winners of this year's Louise Herring Award are: 
  • Bridge CU, Inc., in Columbus, OH; 
  • Five County CU in Bath, ME;
  • Michigan First CU in Lathrup Village, MI; 
  • Tinker FCU in Oklahoma City, OK, and 
  • Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates in Lansing, MI

Winning entries will be on display at CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), February 23 - February 27, in Washington, DC.  The award winners will be honored during a February 26 reception.


All 2013 Dora Maxwell/Louise Herring Award Winners

Dora Maxell (Less than $5M)
No Entries

Dora Maxwell ($5-$20 million)
First Place:  Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union in Cranberry Township, PA
Second Place:  SEG Federal Credit Union in Laurel, MT
Honorable Mention:  Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union in Clarence, NY  

Dora Maxwell ($20-$50 million)
First Place:  Communicating Arts Credit Union in Detroit, MI
Second Place:  Community Credit Union in Lewiston, ME
Honorable Mention:  Torrington Municipal & Teachers Federal Credit Union in Torrington, CT

Dora Maxwell ($50-$100 million)
First Place:  North Central Area Credit Union in Houghton Lake, MI
Second Place:  HealthCare First Credit Union in Johnstown, PA
Honorable Mention:  Horizons Federal Credit Union in Binghamton, NY

Dora Maxwell ($100-$200 million)
First Place:  SPC Credit Union in Hartsville, SC
Second Place:  Streator Onized Credit Union in Streator, IL
Honorable Mention:  Oxford Federal Credit Union in Mexico, ME

Dora Maxwell ($200-$500 million)
First Place:  Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union in Chalfont, PA
Second Place:  Members Credit Union in Winston-Salem, NC
Honorable Mention:  Pima Federal Credit Union in Tucson, AZ

Dora Maxwell ($500 million- $1 billion)
First Place:  Alabama Credit Union in Tuscaloosa, AL
Second Place:  Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, OR
Honorable Mention:  Kemba Credit Union in West Chester, OH

Dora Maxwell (More than $1 billion)
First Place:  Indiana Members Credit Union in Indianapolis, IN
Second Place:  Lake Trust Credit Union in Brighton, MI
Honorable Mention:  TruMark Financial Credit Union in Trevose, PA 

Dora Maxwell (Credit Union Chapters or Multiple Credit Union Group)
First Place:  Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions in Greensboro, NC
Second Place:  York Chapter of Credit Unions in York, PA
Honorable Mention:  Sioux Falls Area Credit Unions in Sioux Falls, SD  

Louise Herring (Less than $50 million)
First Place:  Bridge Credit Union, Inc., in Columbus, OH
Second Place:  Community Credit Union in Lewiston, ME 
Honorable Mention:  First Family Federal Credit Union in Henryetta, OK

Louise Herring ($50-$250 million)
First Place:  Five County Credit Union in Bath, ME
Second Place:  First Capital Federal Credit Union in York, PA
Honorable Mention:  St. Paul Federal Credit Union in Saint Paul, MN

Louise Herring ($250 million-$1 billion)
First Place:  Michigan First Credit Union in Lathrup Village, MI
Second Place:  Mazuma Credit Union in Kansas City, MO
Honorable Mention:  Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, OR

Louise Herring (More than $1 billion)
First Place:  Tinker Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City, OK
Second Place:  TruMark Financial Credit Union in Trevose, PA
Honorable Mention:  Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union in Saint Louis, MO

Louise Herring (Credit Union Chapters or Multiple Credit Union Group)
First Place:  Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates in Lansing, MI
Second Place:  Central Ohio Chapter of Credit Unions in Gahanna, OH


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