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Awards

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.

2020 CUNA Award winners

Jim-Nussle

Congratulations to the 2020 CUNA Award winners who are being recognized for their commitment to their communities, particularly in a time when they're needed the most. We celebrate their efforts in social responsibility, the credit union philosophy and financial education.

Jim Nussle

CEO, CUNA

Jim-Nussle
Dora Maxwell Award Winners
Louise Herring Award Winners
Desjardins Award Winners
Desjardins Award Winners

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

First place winners

  • East River FCU (Madison, SD)
  • Tarrant County's Credit Union (Fort Worth, TX)
  • First Commerce Credit Union (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Metro Credit Union (Boston, MA)
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions (MI)

Second place winners

  • Energize Credit Union (OK)
  • North Central Area Credit Union (MI)
  • First Community Credit Union (ND)
  • GECU (TX)

Honorable mentions

  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union (SC)
  • Telhio Credit Union (OH)
  • Commonwealth Credit Union (KY)

Chapter or Credit Union Group

  • 1st Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions (MI) 

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.

First place winners

  • One Detroit Credit Union (Detroit, MI)
  • Guadalupe Credit Union (Santa Fe, NM)
  • True Sky Credit Union  (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • MSU Federal Credit Union (East Lansing, MI)

Second place winners

  • Fitzsimons Federal Credit Union (CO)
  • Clackamas Federal Credit Union (OR)
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union (OK)

Honorable mentions

  • Community Credit Union (ME)
  • Financial Center First Credit Union (IN)
  • GECU (TX)

Chapter or Credit Union Group

  • 1st Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions (MI) 

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

First place winners

Desjardins Youth

  • Financial Health Federal Credit Union (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Guadalupe Credit Union (Santa Fe, NM)
  • CP Financial Credit Union f/k/a CP Federal Credit Union (Jackson, MI)
  • San Mateo Credit Union (Redwood City, CA)

Desjardins League

  • Maine Credit Union League (ME)

Desjardins Adult

  • Nova Credit Union (Greensboro, NC)
  • Education Credit Union (Amarillo, TX)
  • Virginia Credit Union (Fredericksburg, VA)
Second place winners

Desjardins Youth

  • Delta Schools Federal Credit Union (CA)
  • Class Act Federal Credit Union (KY)
  • Resource One Credit Union (TX)
  • Oregon State Credit Union (OR)

Desjardins Adult

  • HomeTown Credit Union (MN)
  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union (PA)
  • Gesa Credit Union (WA)
Honorable mentions 

Desjardins Youth

  • East River FCU (SD)
  • Community Credit Union (ME)
  • TopLine Federal Credit Union (MN)
  • BayPort Credit Union (VA)

Desjardins Adult

  • AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union (PA)
  • Financial Center First Credit Union (IN)
  • Commonwealth Credit Union (KY)

2021 CUNA Award Application

If your credit union is leading something remarkable or admirable, or just somehow making the world a better place, tell us about it with an application for a CUNA Award. 

Award Application