CCUF announces Individual/Partner award winners, Coach Carter as gala speaker

KERNERSVILLE, NC (June 1, 2015) — The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) has announced the winners for the Second Annual Individual and Partner in Philanthropy Awards. The awards will be presented at the CCUF Awards Gala on Monday, June 15 in conjunction with the Carolinas Credit Union League Annual Meeting in Pinehurst, NC.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors one professional and one volunteer who has dedicated their life to promoting the credit union philosophy, created innovative concepts and exhibited leadership that has made a significant and lasting impact in the credit union movement on a local, national and/or international stage.

The Individual Achievement Award honors one professional and/or one volunteer for their innovative concepts and/or accomplishments in the past three to five years that continue to contribute to the credit union community.

The Partner in Philanthropy Award honors an organization, business partner, or service provider for their business commitment and practices that exude philanthropic character and make a significant impact on the credit union movement.

The Foundation congratulates the following award winners.

Individual Professional Achievement
Genice DeCorte, Healthshare Credit Union’s President and CEO

Lifetime Professional Achievement
Glenn Kirk, Summit Credit Union EVP of Marketing and Business Development

Lifetime Volunteer Achievement
Paul Francis, Summit Credit Union Board of Directors Treasurer and Trustee

Partner in Philanthropy
Your Marketing Co.

“We are proud of all of our winners,” said CCUF President and CEO John McGrail. “North Carolina and South Carolina are full of exceptional credit union people and organizations.”

The awards gala will be an “evening of inspiration” with famed high school basketball coach, Ken Carter, as the guest speaker. The movie, “Coach Carter,” tells the story of Ken’s decision to lock his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym, forcing them to focus on their education instead of depending solely on athletic potential as the ticket out of a tough, inner city life.

At the podium, he scores with hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork, and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court. Read more here.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact John McGrail at

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