Dora Maxwell & Louise Herring Awards

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award?
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. The award is given for external activities.

Eligible Activities
Credit unions could receive the award for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community. This may include raising funds for charity, educational activities, or community involvement projects, such as a volunteer fair, building low-income housing, or loaning employees a few hours a week to work in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, etc.

The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award?
The award is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within the actual operation of the credit union. It is awarded for internal programs and services that benefit membership.

Eligible Activities

Credit unions could receive the award for programs or policies that demonstrate their commitment to the practical application of the "People-Helping-People" philosophy.

Examples Include

  • Provisions for the small saver or borrower
  • Member programs for groups that are often economically challenged
  • Internal programs or services that help to differentiate the credit union from other financial services' providers
  • Programs that do an extraordinary job of encouraging thrift and provide a source of unbiased money management and consumer information, which would be difficult or impossible to obtain elsewhere.
  • Evidence of an exceptional degree of service to members

Please note that the due date for leagues to submit state-level winning entries to CUNA for national judging is Sunday, JULY 31, 2016.

See the Maxwell/Herring/Desjardins Award differentiation chart for examples of activities eligible for each award program.

For information about the Desjardins, Maxwell and Herring Award Programs, please feel free to contact Alicia Schmitz, 800-356-9655, ext. 6747