Michigan league announces Maxwell, Herring, Desjardins winners

September 29, 2015

LIVONIA, Mich. (9/29/15)--The Michigan Credit Union League announced the winners of the state-level Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility, Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action, and Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education awards this week (Monitor Sep. 28).

CUNA and the league sponsor the annual awards. The first-place winners move on to the national contest. National winners will be recognized at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference Feb. 21-25 in Washington, D.C.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award recognizes the efforts of those credit unions that coordinate activities benefitting the community and specific charities. The first-place winners are:

  • $100 million to $200 million in assets: Saginaw (Mich.) Medical FCU;
  • $200 million to $500 million: Alliance Catholic CU, Southfield;
  • $500 million to $1 billion: Michigan Schools and Government CU, Clinton Township; and
  • More than $1 billion: United FCU, St. Joseph, which was awarded highest honors for its “Pay it Forward” campaign.

The Louise Herring Award recognizes credit unions for their practical application of the “people helping people” philosophy both in their internal operations and in serving their members. The-first place winners are:

  • $500 million to $1 billion in assets: Michigan Schools and Government CU; and
  • Less than $50 million: Communicating Arts CU, Detroit, which won the award for its flood recovery and home rehabilitation programs.

The Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards recognize the leadership of individual credit unions and chapters in bringing financial education to their communities. The first-place winners are:

  • $50 million to $150 million in assets: Peninsula FCU, Escanaba;
  • $150 million to $500 million: SageLink CU, Durand;
  • More than $500 million: Honor CU, St. Joseph; and
  • More than $500 million: Michigan Schools and Government CU.