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CUNA Awards bestow the highest honors to credit unions making a difference 

The soul of the credit union movement means incredible people doing remarkable things. The CUNA Awards not only offer recognition for those achievements, but honor credit unions' desire to make things better for all of us. Named in honor of our pioneers, these awards represent the spirit of what credit unions are all about. Read about each individual award and their founder below.

2021 CUNA Award winners

Jim-Nussle

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners for their outstanding accomplishments. We celebrate the work that each institution has done to promote financial well-being within their respective communities. Each award recipient represents the spirit of what credit unions are all about – people helping people.

Jim Nussle

CEO, CUNA

Jim-Nussle

The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities.

Less than $50 Million in Assets

  • 1st   University Federal Credit Union (ND)
  • 2nd   KIT Federal Credit Union (KY)
  • HM Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union, Inc. (VA)

$50-250 Million in Assets

  • 1st   Calhoun-Liberty Employees CU (FL)
  • 2nd Acclaim Federal Credit Union (NC)
  • HM AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union (PA)

$250 Million- $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st First Commerce Credit Union (FL)
  • 2nd CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union (VA)
  • HM West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union (PA)

More than $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st Dade County Federal Credit Union (FL)
  • 2nd Georgia United Credit Union (GA)
  • HM GECU (TX)

The Louise 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.

Less than $50 Million in Assets

  • 1st  One Detroit Credit Union (MI)
  • 2nd Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union, Inc. (VA)
  • HM Postal Family FCU (ND)

$50-250 Million in Assets

  • 1st Community Credit Union (ME)
  • 2nd  Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union (NC)
  • HM Service One Credit Union (KY)

$250 Million- $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st   Florida State University Credit Union (FL)
  • 2nd  Financial Center First Credit Union (IN)
  • HM 1st MidAmerica Credit Union (IL)

More than $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st  Patelco Credit Union (CA)
  • 2nd  DuPont Community Credit Union (VA)
  • HM CommunityAmerica Credit Union (KS)

The Desjardins Awards honor credit unions, chapters, and leagues for their commitment to both youth and adult financial literacy.

Desjardin Adult

Less than $50 Million in Assets

  • 1st  East River Federal Credit Union (SD)

$50-250 Million in Assets

  • 1st  Community Credit Union (ME)
  • 2nd  Southwest 66 Credit Union (TX)
  • HM SnoCope Credit Union (WA)

$250 Million- $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st  Financial Center First Credit Union (IN)
  • 2nd  Alliance Catholic Credit Union (MI)
  • HM  CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union (VA)

More than $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st  Delta Community Credit Union (GA)
  • 2nd  Virginia Credit Union (VA)
  • HM GECU (TX)

Desjardins Youth

Less than $50 Million in Assets

  • 1st St. Tammany Federal Credit Union (LA)

$50-250 Million in Assets

  • 1st  Community Credit Union (ME)
  • 2nd  Virginia Educators Credit Union (VA)
  • HM Colorado Credit Union (CO)

$250 Million- $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st  Clackamas Federal Credit Union (OR)
  • 2nd  Pelican State Credit Union (LA)
  • HM Class Act Federal Credit Union (KY)

More than $1 Billion in Assets

  • 1st  Travis Credit Union (CA)
  • 2nd  Abound Credit Union (KY)
  • HM Virginia Credit Union (VA)

League

  • 1st Maine Credit Union League (ME)