Financial Center receives two national awards from Credit Union National Association

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 3, 2019) — The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) recognized Financial Center First Credit Union for two national awards, selected among the winning entries at a league level within the $250 million – $1 billion asset category.

The awards received are as follows:

  • 1st Place in Adult Desjardins Financial Education; recognizing commitment to adult financial education
  • 2nd Place Louise Herring Award; recognizing the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members.

2019 marks the fifth year that Financial Center received the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. 5,700 individuals annually have been impacted as a result of Financial Center’s overarching adult financial literacy program, including facets such as 1:1 financial counseling, online learning, outreach to not-for-profits, churches, businesses, and immigrants.

Additionally, CUNA presented the Louise Herring Award to Financial Center for its efforts and formal partnership with the Consul de Mexico, enabling the credit union to host weekly seminars for immigrants to receive financial documentation.

Jim Nussle, President and CEO of CUNA, stated: “Congratulations to the 2018 CUNA Award winners who provide exceptional member service and exude the credit union philosophy to help better people’s lives. We are proud to honor the recipients for their commitment to their communities.”

CUNA recognized Financial Center for the two awards at its 2019 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 14th, 2019.

J. Kevin Ryan, President and CEO of Financial Center First Credit Union; Jim Nussle, President and CEO of CUNA; James Davidson, Director of Financial Literacy at Financial Center; Ben Taylor, Human Resources Generalist at Financial Center

About Financial Center First Credit Union

Financial Center First Credit Union is an $847 million credit union whose mission is to improve the financial lives of its members who live or work in Indianapolis, Kokomo, Muncie, and their surrounding counties. Over 80,000 members at Financial Center and its Muncie-based division, Ball State Financial, take advantage of competitive rates and lower fees by banking with the Central Indiana-based credit union. Financial Center is proud to empower the community by supporting military veterans, feeding the hungry, and bringing award-winning financial education to all. Learn more at

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit


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