Recipients of the 2016 CUNA Awards and the CUNA Benefits of Membership Awards were revealed in a ceremony at the 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
“When you look at this year’s winners, you see some of the greatest accomplishments throughout the credit union movement,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Each one fully embodies the generosity, goodwill, concern for community, and bold thinking that makes up the credit union philosophy. I congratulate them all on their accomplishments.”
The CUNA Benefits of Membership Awards recognizes credit unions that offer exceptional financial value to their members in the form of benefits. Credit unions submit their rates, fees and account yields with their applications, and judges compare these figures to those of competing banks to determine the average savings per member. Credit unions that showcase exemplary value are recognized for their achievements.
The winners in the three asset categories were:
Less than $200 million:
$200 million to $600 million:
More than $600 million:
The CUNA Awards recognize exceptional work by credit unions in three areas: financial education, social responsibility and enactment of the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.”
Four asset categories were offered for each of the four 2016 CUNA Awards.
Desjardins Awards recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for members and nonmembers of all ages.
First-place winners by asset-size for the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award:
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award first-place winners:
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award encourages and honors credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities.
By asset size, first-place winners were:
The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award recognizes credit unions that do an extraordinary job incorporating credit union philosophy into daily operations.
First-place winners by asset size were:
To learn more about the CUNA Award Programs, visit cuna.org/awards.