2019 Awards Gala

Awards Gala January 30, 2020 poster

The 2019 Foundation Awards Gala will be held on January 30, 2020 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. Details on sponsorships and tickets are available here!

2019 Hero Nominations – Due November 1, 2019

A credit union hero is someone who best personifies the credit union philosophy and ideals, shows dedication to credit union principles, and makes a difference in the community. The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is honored to highlight the achievements of our industry with three distinct categories for our credit union heroes: Lifetime Achievement, Individual Achievement and Partner in Philanthropy. Details on the hero award process are available here.

Foundation Awards Gala Schedule of Events
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5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception & award winner photos

7:00 – 7:45 p.m. – Plated dinner service

7:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Award presentation

8:30 – 11:30 p.m. – Gatsby Casino Afterparty

2019 Hero Honorees

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Lifetime Achievement

Steve Harkins
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CEO, SC Telco FCU

Bill Smith
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Volunteer, Coastal CU

Steve Smith
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CFO, Sharonview FCU

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Individual Achievement

Deb McLean
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VP Marketing & Business Development, Nova CU

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Partner in Philanthropy

Creighton Blackwell returns as emcee!

CUNA State-Level Award Winners Include:

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Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
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1st – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

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Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
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1st – Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
1st – SRP Federal Credit Union
2nd – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
1st – Truliant Federal Credit Union

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Dora Maxwell Award
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1st – Family Trust Federal Credit Union
2nd – Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
3rd – SRP Federal Credit Union
Participant – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

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Louise Herring Award
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1st – Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union (1st nationally)
1st – Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union (2nd nationally)
2nd – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

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

Let's Go!

2019 Premier Sponsors

Cocktail Reception

Table Sponsors

YP Table Sponsors

Gatsby Afterparty

About the Awards Gala

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.

Details on sponsorships and tickets are available here!