Sponsorships & tickets now available for The Foundation’s Wegner Dinner

MADISON, WI (October 27, 2014) — Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the 27th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The dinner will take place on March 9, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

Sponsorships and tickets are available online at or by mail with the deadline of February 6, 2015 to purchase. There are a variety of sponsorship and ticket levels for this premier event with different benefits associated with each.

Denise Gabel, Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association, will be returning as the evening’s emcee. For the first time in seven years, the dinner has moved locations, this time to the new Marriott Marquis located directly across from the Washington Convention Center.

“Every year, attendees comment that the dinner and awards ceremony are better than the previous year. 2015 will be no different,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the National Credit Union Foundation. “For 2015, we are in a brand new, bigger venue. Most importantly, we have four absolutely outstanding Wegner Award winners who will leave you feeling inspired and re-energized.”

The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. The 2015 honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Mike Mercer, President/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates;
  • Lifetime Achievement: Bob Schumacher, retired President/CEO of MountainCrest Credit Union;
  • Lifetime Achievement: Clarence Hall, Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors and President/CEO of Issaquena County FCU; and
  • Outstanding Organization: Iowa Credit Union League

Click here to learn more about this year’s award winners.

About the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards:
The awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities.  The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership. View past award recipients here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is the charitable arm of the US credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Burea2u seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.

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