Michigan Credit Union League announces Foundation Award recipients for 2017

LANSING, MI (March 7, 2017) — Another year of excellent work in the credit union movement has passed, and with the announcement of the 2017 Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) Awards, we would like to recognize the credit unions and professionals that truly showcased the meaning of people helping people.

The winning credit unions and individuals will be formally awarded at the Honor Awards Breakfast during MCUL/CUSG’s 2017 Annual Convention & Exposition in Grand Rapids, June 7-10.

Read the full list of award winners below.

MCUL Awards:

Youth Advocate of the Year Award: Ashley Fordyce, Extra Credit Union

Chapter Effectiveness Award: Mid-Michigan Chapter

Innovation Award: Extra Credit Union ($50-400M), Frankenmuth Credit Union ($400M+)

Young Professional of the Year Award: Jacob Darabos (CASE CU)

Professional of the Year Award: Sara Dolan (MSUFCU)

Outstanding CU of the Year Award: Safe Harbor Credit Union ($50M-Under), FreeStar Financial Credit Union ($50-400M), MSUFCU ($400M+)

Distinguished Service Award: John Crist (CP Federal Credit Union)

MCUF Awards:

Credit Union Community Volunteer Award: Bridget (Looby) Staffileno (Catholic Federal Credit Union)

Excellence in Consumer Education Award:

Individual: Erin Ilg (Community Financial Credit Union)

Credit Union: Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union

About Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates

Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates [] (MCUL) is a trade association representing Michigan’s credit unions. Based in Lansing, Michigan, MCUL works to strengthen the credit union community and its image by providing advocacy on important issues, coordinating cooperative initiatives and by providing high-quality solutions that help credit unions succeed and enrich the lives of their members.


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