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The Results Are In! MCUA's 2015 Award Winners Are...

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is excited to announce the 2015 winners (state-level) of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action and the Desjardins Financial Education Award (Adult and Youth). The winners will be awarded their plaques and certificates at the Awards Breakfast at the 2015 Convention and Exposition at the InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza in Kansas City on Thursday, October 8. Plan to attend.

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:  Ozark Federal Credit Union
2nd Place: Joplin Metro Credit Union

$50 - $100 Million Asset Size Category
1st Place: Raytown-Lee's Summit Community Credit Union

$100 - $200 Million Asset Size Category
1st Place: United Credit Union
2nd Place: Electro Savings Credit Union

$200 - $500 Million Asset Size Category
1st Place: Mid Missouri Credit Union
2nd Place: Neighbors Credit Union
Honorable Mention:  1st Financial Federal Credit Union

$500 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: CommunityAmerica 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

Less than $50 Million Asset Size Category
1st place:  Ozark Federal Credit Union

$50 - $250 Million Asset Size Category
1st Place: 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
2nd Place:  Electro Savings 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

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.

Less Than $50 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
1st Place: Ozark Federal Credit Union

$50 - $150 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
1st Place: Raytown-Lee's Summit Community Credit Union
2nd Place: Electro Savings Credit Union

More Than $500 Million Asset Size Category (Youth)
1st Place: CommunityAmerica Credit Union
2nd Place: Vantage Credit Union
Honorable Mention: Mazuma Credit Union

$50 - $150 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
1st Place: Electro Savings Credit Union

$150 - $500 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
1st Place: United Credit Union

More Than $500 Million Asset Size Category (Adult)
1st Place: CommunityAmerica Credit Union
2nd Place: Anheuser-Busch Employees' 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. The national judging will take place in mid-October with results being announced a week or two after the judging is complete.