Capital CU Receives Desjardins Awards!
by CUAD Communications

Capital Credit Union of Bismarck, ND recently received First Place honors at the state level in the Desjardins Financial Education Award program. This prestigious award honors credit unions for their financial literacy efforts in the communities they serve.


Capital CU was the first place winner in both the youth and the adult categories this year, and they will advance for national judging at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) along with credit unions from around the country in their same asset category of $250M to $1B in assets.


The Desjardins program is named after the credit union pioneer, Alphonse Desjardins, who was instrumental in forming both the Canadian and the U.S. credit union movements. The award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. In his day, Desjardins established youth savings clubs and in-school "banks," known as caisses scolaires for the purpose of educating students about finances.       


The entries from the Dakotas were judged this year by an awards committee made up of ten judges from the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). Capital CU will be recognized with an engraved award plaque during the 2020 CUAD Annual Summit being held at the Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 4-6, 2020.




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