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League Announces Social Responsibility Award Winners

Maine’s credit unions dedicate their time, money, and resources to support notable causes in their local communities. Their efforts help improve the lives of their members and the communities where they serve.

To recognize the contributions credit unions make each and every day, the League annually presents social responsibility awards in three categories by asset size:

  • Desjardins Financial Education Awards: CUNA created the Desjardins awards program to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. The recognition program considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of members and non-members as well as financial literacy leadership efforts.
  • Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award: The 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 benefit membership.
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award: Credit unions could receive the award for involvement in almost any kind of activity that helps other people or strengthens the structure of a community.  The award is given to a credit union or chapter for its social responsibility projects within the community.

Top place finishers in each category compete for a chance to participate in CUNA’s national awards ceremony in the fall. The League is proud to announce the 2019 award winners:

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Awards

First-Place: 
Gardiner FCU
Community CU

Second-Place:
Central Maine FCU

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards

First-Place: 
Community CU

Second-Place:
Central Maine FCU

Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award

First-Place: 
Infinity FCU
Five County CU

Second-Place:
Community CU

Honorable Mention:
Central Maine FCU

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

First-Place: 
Infinity FCU
Community CU & Dirigo FCU – Tied in their asset group

Second-Place:
Central Maine FCU

Honorable Mention:
Bangor FCU