2021 Maxwell, Herring, Desjardins National Award winners announced

November 2, 2021

CUNA's National Awards Committee announced the 2021 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, and the Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. State Leagues across the nation select winners in various asset sizes, these league winners are then considered for the National Awards.

“Congratulations to the 2021 award winners for their outstanding accomplishments. We celebrate the work that each institution has done to promote financial wellbeing within their respective communities,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Each award recipient represents the spirit of what credit unions are all about – people helping people.”

The full list of winners with detailed award descriptions can be found here.

The Dora Maxwell Award honors credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. First-place winners for the Dora Maxwell Award include:

  • University Federal Credit Union (North Dakota)
  • Calhoun-Liberty Employees CU (Florida)
  • First Commerce Credit Union (Florida)
  • Dade County Federal Credit Union (Florida)

The Louise Herring Award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members. First-place winners for the Louise Herring Award include:

  • One Detroit Credit Union (Michigan)
  • Community Credit Union (Maine)
  • Florida State University Credit Union (Florida)
  • Patelco Credit Union (California)

The Desjardins Awards honors credit unions, chapters, and leagues for their commitment to both youth and adult financial literacy. First-place winners for the Desjardins Awards include:

Desjardins Youth

  • St. Tammany Federal Credit Union (Louisiana)
  • Community Credit Union (Maine)
  • Clackamas Federal Credit Union (Oregon)
  • Travis Credit Union (California)

Desjardins League

  • Maine Credit Union League (Maine)

Desjardins Adult

  • East River Federal Credit Union (South Dakota)
  • Community Credit Union (Maine)
  • Financial Center First Credit Union (Indiana)
  • Delta Community Credit Union (Georgia)

Additional details on the winning projects will be available as CUNA recognizes the credit unions throughout the coming months.