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Michigan Credit Union League

2020 CUNA Awards Nominations Due July 24

Has your credit union been involved in efforts to help its community? Does it live out the “people helping people” philosophy daily, especially since the pandemic began? Have you been in involved in financial education or financial literacy events?

If this describes you and your credit union, you’ll want to submit a nomination for one of the 2020 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Awards. The deadline for submissions is July 24 and may include the credit union’s outreach from July 2019 to July 2020.

Designed to recognize the exceptional contributions of credit unions, professionals and volunteers, CUNA’s Awards Program offers three categories of awards: the Dora Maxwell Award for social responsibility, the Louise Herring Award for credit union philosophy and the Alphonse Desjardins Awards for financial education.

doraThe Dora Maxwell Award is given to a credit union or chapter/credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. 2019 Dora Maxwell first place MCUL winners included One Detroit Credit Union, North Central Area Credit Union, Community Financial and Lake Michigan Credit Union. One Detroit also placed second at the national level, while North Central Area received an honorable mention from CUNA.

For details on the nomination process, please visit MCUL’s Dora Maxwell Award webpage.

louiseThe Louise Herring Award is presented to a credit union for its practical application of the credit union philosophy within the operation of the credit union. 2019 Philosophy in Action first place winners included One Detroit, Extra Credit Union, Alliance Catholic Credit Union and MSU Federal Credit Union. One Detroit also placed second at the National level.

For details on the nomination process, please visit MCUL’s Louise Herring Award webpage.

alphonseThe Alphonse Desjardins Awards consider all activities supporting the personal finance education of members and non-members, as well as financial literacy leadership efforts. There is a category for Adult Financial Education and one for Youth Financial Education.

2019 Desjardins first place winners at the state level included Catholic Vantage Financial Federal Credit Union (adult level), University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) (adult Level), Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (adult & youth levels), FreeStar Financial Credit Union (youth level) and Community Financial Credit Union (youth level).

Community Financial received a second place (youth award) at the national level, while UMCU received an honorable mention (adult award) from CUNA. For details on the nomination process, please visit the MCUL’s Alphonse Desjardins Awards webpage.

If you have questions about these award nominations, please contact us at:

For a full list of last year’s state level winners please visit here.

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