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Winners Announced for the 2013 CU Awards

The 2013 winners of CUNA's Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action and the Desjardins Financial Education Award (Adult and Youth) were announced at the 2013 Convention and Exposition at Chateau on the Lake in Branson on Thursday, October 24.

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs (other than personal finance education). Examples of activities include:

  • Internship programs
  • Charity fundraising
  • Support for public events
  • Donation to social service programs
  • Lobbying or advocacy on behalf of school financial education
  • Support for teacher training
$20 - $50 Million Asset Size Category

  • 1st Place: Joplin Metro Credit Union
$50 - $100 Million Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place: Central Missouri Community Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: Raytown-Lee's Summit Community Credit Union
$100 - $200 Million Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place: United Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: Arsenal Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention: Electro Savings Credit Union
$200 - $500 Million Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place: Mazuma Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention:  Neighbors Credit Union
$500 Million - $1 Billion Asset Size Category 
  • 1st Place: Vantage Credit Union
More Than $1 Billion Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place:​ Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union
  • 2nd Place:​ CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention: First Community Credit Union

Louise Herring Award
The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action recognizes model credit union efforts to materially improve members' lives through programs (other than personal finance education). Examples of activities within this category include:

  • Implementing special loan modification programs
  • Developing wealth-building or debt-reduction incentive programs
  • Outreach to an underserved population
  • Help with a student-run in-school or campus branch
  • Managing a credit union difference campaign
  • Implementing a predatory lending alternative
  • Providing support for member ESL instruction
$50 - $250 Million Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place: Electro Savings Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention: ​ Raytown-Lee's Summit Community Credit Union
$250 Million - $1 Billion Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place:​ Mazuma Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: Vantage Credit Union
More Than $1 Billion Asset Size Category
  • 1st Place:​ Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union
  • 2nd Place: First Community Credit Union

The Desjardins Financial Education Award (Adult and Youth)
The Desjardins Financial Education Award recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers. The youth category covers participants under age 18.  The adult category encompasses participants age 18 and older.

$50 - $150 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
  • 1st Place:​ Raytown-Lee's Summit Community Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention:  Electro Savings Credit Union
$50 - $150 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
  • 1st Place: Electro Savings Credit Union
$150 - $500 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
  • 1st Place: Neighbors Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention:  Arsenal Credit Union
$150 - $500 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
  • 1st Place: St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention:  Arsenal Credit Union
More Than $500 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
  • 1st Place: CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention: Vantage Credit Union
More Than $500 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
  • 1st Place: CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Honorable Mention:  Vantage Credit Union

Congratulations to all of the award winners! Entries from all of the first place winners have been forwarded to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to compete against credit unions from across the country in their asset categories.