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Create awareness by having your good work recognized

by Christine Henzig, Director of Communications May 02, 2018

Getting recognized for your credit union's help for members and the community is a great way to create awareness about credit unions, a key way by which credit unions Unite for Good. Credit unions and chapters can be honored through the CUNA/League awards program.


Apply now to be recognized with a:

  • Desjardins Youth & Adult Financial Education Award, which honors credit unions for outstanding involvement in financial education. Two separate awards will recognize credit unions’ efforts with youth and adults.   

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, which honors credit unions for their charitable work to benefit the community.   

  • Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award, which recognizes credit unions that do an outstanding job at exhibiting the credit union philosophy as part of their policies, pricing and practices with members.   

Winners can publicize their awards locally, through their publications, on their website and more, using our sample communications. It's a great way to create awareness of the value of the Credit Union Difference!


You may enter in any or all of these categories, but each entry should be unique, not a duplicate from another category. Read more in the FAQs

Simply submit your entry online. When you apply, you'll find more details on each award as well as a link describing recent national winners' activities. Among last year's national-level winners was Wisconsin's Altra Federal Credit Union.

The League's Scorecard, which explains the many ways credit unions offer REAL Solutions​® for their members and communities, may be a helpful springboard for ideas of programs you'd like to enter.


Submit entries by June 30.


Contact Josh Roberts.

Wisconsin credit unions come together as a single League to Unite for Good; we remove barriers, increase awareness and foster service excellence. All of these steps help more Americans to see credit unions as their best financial partner and regard their credit union as their primary financial institution. Read more articles in our Unite for Good series.