2021 Awards Gala

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Join the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation for its inspirational Annual Awards Gala Thursday evening, February 3, 2022 in Charlotte, NC. Held in conjunction with the Carolinas Credit Union League’s LAUNCH Conference, the Gala celebrates statewide and individual award winners and is an event not to be missed!

Coastal CU Chief Culture & Impact Officer Creighton Blackwell returns as emcee to lead the evening’s recognition of 2021 Hero Awards honorees and 18 state-level 2021 CUNA Awards winners. Read more on each of the winners here.

2021 Hero Awards Honorees

Ann A. Johnston

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann Johnston,
Board Chair of Allegacy Federal Credit Union

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Maurice Smith

Advancing Equity Award

Maurice Smith
CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union
and Civic Federal Credit Union

Partner in Philanthropy Award

Paula Richnafsky
Community Outreach Representative for South Carolina Federal Credit Union & Administrative Coordinator for the South Carolina Federal Credit Union Foundation

South Carolina Federal Credit Union logo
J Robinson

Partner in Philanthropy Award

Champion Credit Union Member & Employee Relief Fund

Champion Credit Union

State-level CUNA Award Winners

Desjardins Financial Education Awards logo
Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
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Allegacy Logo
1st – Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Promoting Financial Wellbeing
SRP Federal Credit Union logo
2nd – SRP Federal Credit Union
COVID-19 Adult Financial Literacy Campaign
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union logo
Honorable Mention – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Financial Education Webinars

Honorable Mention – Truliant Federal Credit Union
Financial Education for Nonprofits

Desjardins Financial Education Awards logo
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
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Allegacy Logo
1st – Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Allegacy Kids and Young Adult Financial Education
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union logo

2nd – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Money Concepts for Teens & Young Adults Webinar

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibilty Community Service Award
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Acclaim Federal Credit Union logo
1st – Acclaim Federal Credit Union
May the Course 5K
Greenville Federal Credit Union logo
1st – Greenville Federal Credit Union
Dine & Shop Local Marketing Campaign
1st – Truliant Federal Credit Union
Brighter Days Initiative
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union logo
2nd – Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Staff Community Service Efforts
Allegacy Logo
Honorable Mention – Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Winterlark 2021
SRP Federal Credit Union logo

Honorable Mention – SRP Federal Credit Union
Random Acts of Kindness

The Louise Herring Philosophy In Action Member Service Award
Louise Herrring Member Service Award
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Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union - We move you forward.
1st – Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
Financial Inclusion Mortgage Program for First Time Homebuyers
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
1st – Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Greenville Federal Credit Union logo
2nd – Greenville Federal Credit Union
Brand Ambassador Program
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union logo
1st – Pametto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Financial Elder Abuse Detection and Prevention
SRP Federal Credit Union logo

2nd – SRP Federal Credit Union
Annual Meeting Giveaway

Sponsorship & Ticketing Opportunities

News

2.11.21

Inspired: Foundation’s UnGala caps off a successful LAUNCH event

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9.23.21

Foundation announces statewide award winners & call for hero nominations

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