WASHINGTON and MADISON, Wisc. (11/15/13)--The Credit Union National Association announced Thursday the winners of awards to credit unions with outstanding financial education programs in 2013.
Recipients of the Desjardins Financial Education Awards included nine first-place winners in youth and adult education categories, and several second-place winners and honorable mentions.
"Nine first-place winners are a testament to the commitment of credit unions in providing their members, and their prospective members, a solid understanding of the challenges and rewards of fully understanding their financial positions," said Bill Cheney, CUNA president /CEO.
First-place honorees in the youth education category were:
Second-place honorees in the youth category were:
Honorable mentions for the youth category were:
First-place honorees in the adult education category were:
Second-place winners in the adult category were:
Honorable-mention winners for the adult category were:
CUNA also honored The Maine Credit Union League with a Desjardins Financial Education Award for its efforts to improve financial literacy among children and adults.
The awards are named after Alphonse Desjardins, who founded the first credit unions in the U.S. and Canada. Desjardins also founded youth savings clubs, in-school banks, "caisses populaires," and cooperative savings and loan companies tailored to the needs of the working class.
Winners will be honored at a Feb. 26 award ceremony that will be held amid CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference--scheduled to take place between Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C.