CUANY Announces Recognition Award Winners

Contact: Ron McLean, Association SVP
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8191, cell: (518) 469-5945
Ronald.McLean@cuany.org

(April 11, 2013 - Albany, NY) – The Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) today announced the winners of three annual Recognition Awards: the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award; the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award; and the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award.

Each of the following credit unions will be honored June 15 at CUANY’s Annual Meeting & Convention, and first-place winners will advance to their respective national competitions this fall.

First-place winners of the 2013 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, given to credit unions that strengthen local institutions that undertake programs that materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs, include:

  • Clarence Community & Schools FCU ($5 million-$20 million in assets);
  • Horizons FCU ($50 million-$100 million in assets); and
  • CFCU Community CU (more than $500 million in assets).

Second-place winners include: Community Resource FCU ($50 million-$100 million in assets) and Visions FCU (more than $500 million in assets).

First-place winners of the 2013 Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award, given to credit unions that demonstrate, in an extraordinary way, the practical application of the credit union philosophy, include:

  • Clarence Community & Schools FCU (less than $50 million in assets); and
  • Visions FCU (more than $250 million in assets).

First-place winners of the 2013 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, given to credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to youth financial education, include:

  • Clarence Community & Schools FCU (less than $50 million in assets);
  • CORE FCU ($50 million-$150 million in assets); and
  • Teachers FCU (more than $500 million in assets).

Buffalo Metropolitan FCU is a second-place winner in the asset category of $50 million-$150 million.

“Each of these credit unions made a strong impact in 2012, and we are proud to honor them with these Recognition Awards,” said William J. Mellin, President/CEO of CUANY. “We look forward to celebrating their achievements at the Convention in June.”

The Credit Union Association of New York has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions for 96 years. New York credit unions have assets of more than $62 billion and serve 4.8 million members. To learn more about the Association, visit http://www.cuany.org/. To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org/.

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