After 29 years of volunteer service, Dort Financial Credit Union Chairman of the Board, Harry Awdish passes away

GRAND BLANC, MI (December 3, 2020) — With deep sadness, Dort Financial Credit Union mourns the loss of Chairman of the Board, Harry Awdish, who died peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

“Harry Awdish’ s accomplishments as Chairman were surpassed only by his passionate commitment to the Credit Union during his tenure for the past 29 years. He worked tirelessly to represent our membership and fulfill his obligations as director and Board Chairman” said Vicki Hawkins, President and CEO. “He will be missed greatly by his beloved family, his colleagues whom he admired and respected, his friends, and by all in the Credit Union industry.”

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board, Harry Awdish served in several different capacities, beginning in 1991 as a credit union volunteer. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Combined Council of Automotive Credit Unions in 2008.   Mr. Awdish’s legacy will live on, as the Credit Union is committed to his conservative, consistent, member-focused philosophy and honor his commitment to build Dort Financial as a strong and successful Credit Union.

Harry Awdish

About Dort Financial Credit Union

Founded in 1951, Dort Financial Credit Union serves more than 103,000 members, with assets over $2 billion and 11 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in the state of Michigan or in  Palm Beach, Martin, Hendry, and Broward counties in Florida. The credit union offers comprehensive financial  services, including auto loans, mortgages, high interest checking accounts and much more. Learn more at or by calling 800-521-3796. 


Adam Koishor
VP of Strategic Growth
Dort Financial Credit Union

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