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Madison, Wis. – Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their tickets for the 23rd Annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation on Feb. 28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington during the Credit Union National Association’s 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).
Tickets can be obtained online at ncuf.coop or registrants can also choose to download a printable form, complete it offline and fax or mail their completed form to NCUF. The deadline to purchase tickets is January 28, 2011.
Individual tickets for the three-course dinner are priced at $225 each. Tables of 10 are priced at $2,120. The estimated value of the tax-deductible portion of each ticket purchase price is $75.
“This special gala event brings together everyone who lives the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People,’” said Bucky Sebastian, NCUF Executive Director. “It will be hard not to leave inspired thanks to this year’s extraordinary winners.”
The awards ceremony will celebrate 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.
Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Information: http://www.ncuf.coop/home/events/wegner/wegner.aspx
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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.