Past Winners

View the 2020 Awards Gala Program held in February 2021.

Call for Nominations: Our 2021 Hero Awards

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 Award, Individual Achievement Award and Partner in Philanthropy Award. Click here for nomination details due by November 5, 2021.

Hero Honorees

2019

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Steve Harkins

SC Telco FCU, CEO

Bill Smith

Coastal CU, Volunteer

Steve Smith

Sharonview FCU, CEO

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Individual Achievement
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Deb McLean

VP Marketing & Business Development, Nova CU

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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Coastal Credit Union Foundation

Hero Award Winners

2018

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Marc Schaefer

Truliant FCU, CEO

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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Robert Harris

Health Facilities FCU, President/CEO

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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Upstate SC Credit Unions Annual Charitable Giving Campaign

2017

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Individual Achievement Award
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Cathy Pace

Allegacy FCU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Dorinda Edwards

American Partners CU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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John Radebaugh

Carolinas Credit Union League, President/CEO

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Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
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Maria Scanga

Latina Community CU, Board Chair

2016

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Individual Achievement Award
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Mark Curran

Lion’s Share FCU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Jerry Miller

Carolina Trust FCU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
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Joan Nelson

Coastal CU, Volunteer/Board Chair

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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CREATIVE BUILDERS, INC.

2015

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Individual Achievement Award
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Genice Decorte

Healthshare CU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Glenn Kirk

Summit CU, Board of Directors/Treasurer/Trustee

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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YOUR MARKETING CO

2014

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Individual Achievement Award
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David Brehmer

First Carolina Corporate CU, President/CEO

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Individual Volunteer Achievement Award
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Travis Walters

SPC CU, Board Chairman

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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John Carlson

Sharonview FCU, President/CEO

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Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
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George Price

Piedmont Advantage CU, Board Member

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Partner in Philanthropy Award
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CUNA MUTUAL GROUP