BISMARCK, ND (May 15, 2019) — The CU Social Good Awards, sponsored by Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) were presented to two credit unions during the CUAD Annual Summit Awards Banquet that was recently held at the Delta Marriott Conference Center in Fargo, ND.
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners in two asset categories:
$51M to $200M in Assets: United Savings CU, Fargo, ND.
$Over 201M in Assets: Sioux Falls FCU, Sioux Falls, SD.
The CU Social Good Award recognizes one credit union program per asset category that has positively affected the community and the North or South Dakota credit union movement. Any product, service, or project of a credit union is eligible for this award. Some of the criteria that is considered include the overall impact on the community; the commitment to working cooperatively with community partners; and evidence of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”CUAD awards are judged by out-of-state employees at the Illinois Credit Union League, the Nebraska Credit Union League, and the Minnesota Credit Union Network.
United Savings Credit Union was chosen because of their involvement with the local non-profit, the Jeremiah Program. This charitable organization supports single mothers and their children by providing access to safe and affordable housing, as well as life skills training. The credit union not only gifted $2,500 to the organization, they volunteered to serve meals, and even babysat for mothers in need.
Sioux Falls FCU was chosen because of their outstanding charitable contributions made through their “Perky Coffee” sales. Perky Coffee is the credit union’s personalized coffee that they sell, donating all proceeds to various community organizations. In 2018, nearly $17,000 was donated to the South Falls School District and The Banquet; while fundraising is ongoing for the VA Volunteer Services.
About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 72 credit unions that employ nearly 2,200 individuals in 230 branches. With more than 492,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.1 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5 billion in loans. 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 www.cuad.coop.
Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications & Media Specialist
Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200