Michigan Credit Unions win two national, 18 state CUNA awards
Genisys Credit Union and Extra Credit Union succeed at national level
WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2022) — CUNA National Awards Committee announced the 2022 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, and Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. State leagues across the nation select winners in various asset sizes, and these League winners are then considered for the national awards.
Two Michigan credit unions won awards at the state level: Genisys Credit Union and Extra Credit Union. Eighteen Michigan credit unions won awards at the state level.
“The League congratulates the Michigan winners of the 2022 CUNA awards,” said MCUL CEO Patty Corkery. “I am very proud of our state credit unions, all of which work tirelessly to find new ways to build financial health for our 5.87 million members. The many programs and services represented among this year’s winners is a great example of that commitment.”
“These leaders and organizations truly live the credit union difference every day to benefit their members,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Each winner demonstrated how they live our ‘people helping people’ motto in new and exciting ways I hope inspires everyone in our movement.”
National CUNA Award Winners
- Dora Maxwell Award, First Place: Genisys Credit Union
Genisys was awarded first place in the Dora Maxwell Award category for the project One Kitchen, Unlimited Reach: Eliminating Homelessness with Genisys Credit Union & Lighthouse. With this project, Genisys donated to support renovating the Commercial Kitchen, volunteered to transition the Campus into an emergency shelter, and provided funds to stock the Commercial Kitchen. The credit union volunteered more than 140 hours, donated $60,000 in renovation funds and employees raised $8,000.
- Louise Herring Award, Second Place: Extra Credit Union
Extra was awarded second place in the Louise Herring Award category for the project Believing in Second Chances. With this project, Extra created a suite of products specifically for members experiencing financial hardship: Extra Credit Checking, OnTrack Auto Loan, Extra Quick Loan and a secured Extra Credit Union Platinum Mastercard®. These products allow individuals to manage their finances, get through tough times, get to work to earn an income and more—all while rebuilding credit and working toward financial success.
State CUNA Award Winners
Below is a list of all award winners at the state level by asset size.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
This award promotes social responsibility among credit unions by formally recognizing their community service achievements.
- First Place: Genisys Credit Union
- Second Place: Lake Michigan Credit Union
- Honorable Mention: Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union
- First Place: Financial Plus Credit Union
- Second Place: Monroe Community Credit Union
- Honorable Mention: Adventure Credit Union
Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award
This award promotes credit union philosophy by formally recognizing credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of that philosophy for their members.
- First Place: Frankenmuth Credit Union
- Second Place: MSU Federal Credit Union
- First Place: Extra Credit Union
- Second Place: People Driven Federal Credit Union
Alphonse Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
This award honors leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth financial literacy.
- First Place: Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union
- Second Place: Genisys Credit Union
- Honorable Mention: MSU Federal Credit Union
- First Place: Diversified Members Credit Union
Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
This award honors leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of adult financial literacy.
- First Place: MSU Federal Credit Union
- First Place: CASE Credit Union
- Second Place: Michigan Legacy Credit Union
- Honorable Mention: LAFCU
More details about each award can be found here.
MCUL is currently accepting nominations for the MCUL and Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) Awards. MCUL/MCUF Awards recognize both credit unions and individual employees for industry innovation, chapter effectiveness, community leadership and more.
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