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Washington, D.C. – The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) presented three Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its annual dinner Monday night.
The awards ceremony celebrated three of the highest national honors in the credit union movement:
- Lifetime Achievement: Rudy Hanley, President and CEO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. Hanley has been described as a visionary, consensus builder, and a respected voice for all in the credit union industry.
- Individual Achievement: Daniel A. “Dan” Mica, Former President and CEO, Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Mica helped preserve credit union access for millions of consumers, protect credit unions’ federal tax exemption, raised credit union political involvement to the highest levels, and a host of additional achievements.
- Outstanding Organization: National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB). For 38 years, the National Youth Involvement Board and its volunteer network of credit union youth advocates have consistently led the charge to bring financial education and understanding of credit unions to America’s young people.
“There is no honor greater than the one that comes from your peers,” said Hanley. “It is especially humbling when it comes from those you admire and are far more deserving.”
Over 800 credit union leaders and supporters attended the event held in conjunction with CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).
“This year’s winners will join an elite group of 45 individuals and 21 organizations whose extraordinary efforts over the past 23 years have earned the credit union movement’s highest national honors,” said emcee Bob Schumacher, CEO of MountainCrest CU, Arlington, Wash.
Schumacher, who also chairs NCUF’s Awards and Recognition Committee, ended the evening with a note of inspiration, “As we go on with our lives, let’s carry on a commitment to inspire others through our work with credit unions. Let’s re-dedicate ourselves to advance our great credit union movement, ever mindful of our credit union values and our cooperative principles.”
About the Herb Wegner Awards:
The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are named in honor of late CUNA CEO Herb Wegner, whose innovative ideas and deeds revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities. The awards carry on Wegner’s spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association, CUNA Mutual Group, Harland Clarke, CO-OP Financial Services, STAR, California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, Card Services for Credit Unions, and VISA. All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make a real impact in the credit union community.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.