SD credit unions receive high honors for community involvement

BISMARCK, ND (October 2, 2017) — The following South Dakota credit unions received honors at the state level in the “Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards Program.”

First Place Honors:
• $50 million to $250 million in assets
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union in Aberdeen

Second-Place Honors:
• $50 to $250 million in assets
Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union in Sioux Falls

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes credit unions that have excelled in community relations and are committed to ongoing charitable programs within their communities. The award is named for Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer who worked to improve the living standards of the underserved. These winners will be sent on to CUNA, Inc. for national judging with credit unions in their asset category.

The awards will be presented at the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Annual Summit to be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 9-11, 2018.

About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas’ purpose is to build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in North and South Dakota.


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications& Media Specialist
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200

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