Eight credit unions honored for excellence in advocacy and social responsibility

MALBOROUGH, MA (October 17, 2016) — The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA), serving credit unions throughout the four states of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, announced the recipients of its 2016 Awards of Excellence during its annual convention banquet Oct. 13 at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut.

Eight awards were conferred in total: four for excellence in advocacy and four for excellence in social responsibility.

Honored for advocacy were: Delaware Alliance Federal Credit Union, New Castle, DE; Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Bedford, MA; Triangle Credit Union, Nashua, NH; and People’s Credit Union, Middletown, RI.

Earning awards for social responsibility were: DEXSTA Federal Credit Union, Wilmington, DE: RTN Federal Credit Union, Waltham, MA; St. Mary’s Bank Credit Union, Manchester, NH; and Navigant Credit Union, Warwick, RI.

“Excellence in advocacy and commitment to social responsibility are two of the core tenets of the Cooperative Credit Union Association,” said CCUA President Paul Gentile. “We are proud to recognize these credit unions tonight for going above and beyond in promoting a deeper awareness and knowledge of all credit unions by their commitment to advocacy and social responsibility.”

Gentile also announced People’s Credit Union as CCUA’s Credit Union of the Year.

To enter the awards contest, credit unions were asked to submit written descriptions on how they excel as leaders in their advocacy efforts before lawmakers and regulators (for the advocacy award). For the social responsibility award, credit unions were asked to document their commitment to the social responsibility cause for their state. CCUA’s charitable partners are Children’s Miracle Network (DE); Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless; Make-A-Wish New Hampshire; and Special Olympics Rhode Island.

The winners were selected by the CCUA team for the extent and quality of their support to both advocacy and social responsibility.

About Cooperative Credit Union Association

The Cooperative Credit Union Association is a regional trade organization serving as the voice for nearly 180-member credit unions located in the States of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. CCUA member credit unions hold combined assets in excess of $73 billion and serve a collective membership base of more than 4.7 million consumers. Last year, CCUA credit unions provided more than $500 million in direct financial benefits to their members and had a combined financial impact of over $5 billion on their states. For more information, visit


Carole Langiu

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