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CUNA Awards

CUNA awards submissions are now closed. We'll be announcing winners soon!

Credit unions in Kansas and Missouri do great things for their members and communities every single day. It's time to be recognized for your efforts! CUNA's National Award programs are designed to encourage and recognize distinguished credit unions that demonstrate social responsibility, the credit union philosophy, and financial education.

View guidelines, timeline and scoring information. (Only those submissions meeting the designated criteria will be recognized as first or second place winners).

What's the difference between the awards?

Kansas awards homepage (includes FAQs, information about each award, submission links).
Missouri awards homepage (includes FAqs, information about each award, submission links).
 


The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award is given to a credit union or chapter for its social responsibility projects within the community. 
The award is given for external activities. 
 

KANSAS   MISSOURI
SUBMIT
DORA MAXWELL
  SUBMIT
DORA MAXWELL

 

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award is given to a credit union to formally recognize demonstration of its practical application of credit union philosophy in action for its members.

 

KANSAS   MISSOURI
SUBMIT
LOUISE HERRING
  SUBMIT
LOUISE HERRING

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The Alphonse Desjardins Award recognizes credit unions and chapters for their financial education efforts.It considers all activities supporting personal finance education.

 

KANSAS   MISSOURI
SUBMIT
DESJARDINS
  SUBMIT
DESJARDINS


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Credit unions should submit in the state their credit union is chartered in. 
  • Featured activities must have taken place between May 2016 and May 2017.
  • Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m., June 30, 2017.
  • A $25 fee is required for each entry. Send your check to: Heartland Credit Union Association, Attn:  Sharon Bahr, 2055 Craigshire Road, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO  63146

TIMELINE

11:59 p.m., June 30 Credit union entries due to HCUA
July 1-21 Judging
July 31 Winning state entries due to CUNA
mid-August Kansas and Missouri state winners announced
October 2017 CUNA announces national winners

SCORING
To align with how other credit union leagues and associations judge their own state's awards, credit union entries submitted to Heartland Credit Union Association 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 moves 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
Total points possible - 100
Entries must receive 80 points or higher to be considered a first or second place winner.

Louise Herring
Total points possible - 110
Entries must receive 88 points or higher to be considered a first or second place winner.

Desjardins
Total points possible -  120
Entries must receive 96 points or higher to be considered a first or second place winner.

Questions? Contact Sharon Bahr, 800.392.3074, ext. 1342. 

2016 CUNA award winners