Nominations open for the 2023 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

MADISON, WI (May 4, 2022) — The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has today opened nominations for the 2023 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards.

The awards have celebrated the innovators and changemakers of the credit union movement for over thirty years and are presented annually at the Foundation’s fundraising gala.

Nominations can be made in two categories:

  1. Outstanding Individual Achievement, honoring an individual dedicated to promoting the credit union philosophy, whose leadership has had a lasting impact on the credit union movement.
  2. Outstanding Organization or Program, honoring innovative institutions or initiatives that have measurably improved the local, national or international credit union system.

“Every year, people come away from the Foundation Dinner presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards inspired and energized by the diversity, stories and impact of awardees,” said Gigi Hyland, executive director of the Foundation.

“This week, we open up nominations for our 2023 awards. This is the highest honor our movement bestows. Please consider nominating an organization or individual whose work reflects cooperative values and an unwavering commitment to improving financial well-being for all.”

To submit a nomination, individuals and organizations should complete and return the Herb Wegner Memorial Award Nomination Packet with a minimum of five supportive references. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Central, Friday July 29, 2022.


About National Credit Union Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion, and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.


Danielle Brown

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