Tickets & sponsorships now available for Foundation’s Wegner Awards dinner

Four individuals to receive CU’s highest honors at fundraising gala

MADISON, WI (December 4, 2017) — Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the 30th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The dinner will take place on February 26, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

Sponsorships and tickets for this fundraising gala are available online at or by mail with the deadline of February 9, 2018 to purchase. There are a variety of sponsorship and ticket levels for this premier event with different benefits associated with each.

“This year marks the milestone 30th anniversary for the Wegner Awards Dinner,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the National Credit Union Foundation. “We have four amazing individuals with incredible stories about their work in the credit union movement, and we hope you will join us in celebrating their achievements at what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.”

The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. The 2018 honorees are:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Chuck Purvis, President/CEO at Coastal Credit Union;
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates;
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Angel V. Castro, President of Castro y Asociados; and
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Bill Hampel, retired Chief Policy Officer and Economist at Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

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

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.

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.


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