6 Missouri and Kansas credit unions recognized as 2022 state CUNA award winners

Posted on 8/9/22

Credit unions in Kansas and Missouri do great things for their members and communities every single day. CUNA's national award program honors credit unions' impact on their member and their communities. The awards highlight distinguished credit unions that demonstrate social responsibility, the credit union philosophy, and financial education. The following credit unions are recognized as this year's CUNA winners.

First place winners move on to national judging. Credit unions will be recognized at our Convention & Annual Meeting in September. 

You must receive at least 80% of the maximum points to be considered a first or second place winner. Scroll down to see scoring criteria.


Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service award

Given for external activities to a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community.

First place

  • Volt Credit Union (MO) ($50 - 250 million) - 85k Sparks
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion)  - Read for 15
  • Credit Union of America (KS) (More than $1 billion) - ICT SOS - a cooperative effort against human trafficking 

Honorable mention

  • Mazuma Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Give Back Month
  • United Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Helping Healthcare Heroes

Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service award

Given for internal programs and services that benefit membership, and for the practical application of credit union philosophy within the operation of the credit union.

First place

  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion)  - Starter Card
  • River Region Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Self-Funded Educational Scholarships

Honorable mention

  • United Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Workforce Resource Assistance Program
  • Mazuma Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Member Appreciation

Desjardins Financial Education awards

CUNA created the Desjardins program to recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages.  

First place - adult

  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion) - Financial Well-Being Program

Second place - adult

  • Together Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion) - Our City. Our Spirit. Together

Honorable mention adult

  • Mazuma Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Gilda's Club Financial Education Partnership
  • Credit Union of America (KS) (More than $1 billion) - Change Jar

First place - youth

  • Meritrust Credit Union (KS) (More than $1 billion) - Virtual Summer Financial Camp

Honorable mention - youth

  • United Credit Union (MO) ($250 million - $1 billion) - Educating Tomorrow's Future
  • Together Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion) - Taking the Pitch with CITY & Zogo
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union (MO) (More than $1 billion) - Money 101

CUNA award scoring

  • Kansas and Missouri credit union entries will be judged by other state league representatives.
  • You must receive at least 80% of the maximum points to be considered a first or second place winner.
  • Entries with the highest score above 80% of the maximum points receive first place recognition and move on to national judging.
  • Only one entry per category or asset size will move on to the national judging.
  • The next highest score above 80% will receive second place recognition.
  • In the event of a tie, another judge may be asked to judge the entries.
  Dora Maxwell Louise Herring Desjardins
Total points possible 100 110 120
Minimum points needed to be considered a 1st or 2nd place 80 88 96

Questions?
Contact Brittany Ellis, 800.392.3074, x1342.