2019 CUNA Awards

Entry submissions for these awards are due by June 30, 2019

Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

This award is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within the actual operation of the credit union.  It is awarded for internal programs and services that not only benefit membership but demonstrate a credit unions commitment to the practical application of the "People-Helping-People" philosophy.

To learn more and apply, click here. 

Desjardins Financial Education Award

CUNA created the Desjardins program to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. Naming the award after Alphonse Desjardins emphasizes the movement's long-time commitment to youth. Besides founding the first credit unions in Canada and the U.S., Desjardins pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school "banks," known as caisses scolaires. This award considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of members and non-members, including, but not limited to, face-to-face teaching using proprietary materials and curricula, as well as financial literacy leadership efforts.

To learn more and apply, click here.

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

This award is given to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community. This may include raising funds for charity, educational activities, or community involvement projects, such as a volunteer fair, building low-income housing, or loaning employees a few hours a week to work in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, etc.

To learn more and apply, click here. 

If you have questions you can contact Debbie Kruckenberg at dkruckenberg@caud.coop.


2019 CUAD Awards

Entry submissions for the 2019 CUAD Awards are now open! 

Do you know someone at your credit union either employee or volunteer, who has an interesting story and has contributed to your credit union? We encourage you to consider nominating them for one of our annual awards. Each year, CUAD honors credit union employees with prestigious awards, including Professional of the Year, Rising Star, Volunteer of the Year, and our highest award, the Hall of Fame Award.

Perhaps your credit union has positively affected your community, then we hope you consider nominating them for the CU Social Good Award. Maybe there was a marketing communication piece that proved to be a successful investment, in which nominating your credit union for the Marketing and Communication Award would be a good idea too. Don't forget about the Credit Union Chapter of the Year Award which recognizes one chapter for its outstanding achievements in advocacy, communication, education and community involvement. 

Click on the links below to download the nomination forms and learn more!

  • CUAD Award Packet
  • Hall of Fame Award
  • Arnold Paulson Scholarship

Return form by December 21, 2018 to:
CUAD Awards
2005 N Kavaney Dr
Bismarck ND 58501
Or dkruckenberg@cuad.coop