2018 Awards Gala

The 2018 Foundation Awards Gala will be held on January 31, 2019 in conjunction with the Carolinas Credit Union League’s LAUNCH Conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with your peers and recognize those that make the credit union industry so remarkable. For more details on sponsorships and tickets, please click hereopens in a new window.

2018 Hero Honorees Include:

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Mark Shaeffer - Truliant Federal Credit Union

Marc Schaefer

CEO of Truliant Federal Credit Union

Recognized for his imprint on advocacy, creation of Truliant’s culture and dedication for the community and as a steadfast champion of the credit union movement.

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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Robert Harris, CEO of Health Facilities Federal Credit Union

Robert Harris

CEO of Health Facilities Federal Credit Union

Recognized for his fundraising efforts for the City of Florence Police Benevolence Fund.

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Upstate Charitable Giving Committee

Recognized for its completion of a $150,000 fundraising pledge to the Greenville Children’s Hospital.

CUNA State-Level Award Winners Include:

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Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
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  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
  • Family Trust Federal Credit Union
  • Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
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Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
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  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
  • Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
  • Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
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Dora Maxwell Award
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  • Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
  • Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
  • Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union
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Louise Herring Award
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  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
  • Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
  • Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Each year at the Awards Gala, the Foundation honors credit union heroes for their dedication to the industry as well as credit union and chapter winners of CUNA’s Awards Competition. The Foundation’s awards committee selects state-level winners for CUNA’s annual national awards competition. These awards are designed to encourage and recognize credit unions which demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards). The nomination process for the Carolinas Foundation’s Hero Award opens during the summer of each year with a deadline in the fall.

Interested in Learning More?

Find out more about the winners of CUNA’s state-level competition.

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