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). Click here for more information on CUNA’s National Awards Competition. The nomination process for the Carolinas Foundation’s Hero Award opens during the summer of each year and this year’s nominations are due by November 16th. Click here for details on the nomination process.opens in a new window Here are the following categories:
- The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a professional or volunteer who has dedicated their life to promoting the credit union philosophy, created innovative concepts and exhibited leadership that has made a significant and lasting impact in the credit union movement on a local, national and/or international stage.
- The Individual Achievement Award honors a professional or volunteer for their innovative concepts and/or accomplishments in the past three to five years that contribute to the credit union community.
- The Partner in Philanthropy honors a credit union, business partner, or service provider for their business commitment and practices that exude philanthropic character and make a significant impact on the credit union movement