The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Program was established to encourage credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities. Community involvement can enhance your credit union’s image and is a great opportunity to give something back to the community.

Credit unions compete with others in their asset category for the Dora Maxwell award. First-place winners at the state level advance to the national competition, where they vie with credit unions of similar size throughout the country.

This award is named after Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer who worked with numerous organizations to improve the living standards of the poor and needy.

Winners are announced during the Chairman's Awards Banquet at the League's annual convention.  First-place winners are forwarded to CUNA for the national competition.

The following information should answer any questions you have about these awards programs. If you need additional help, call the Communications Department.

What is the Dora Maxwell Award? How does it work?
Your credit union or chapter can participate in a wide variety of community outreach activities. Take a look at your community and assess its needs. They might include fund raising for charity, making classroom presentations, sponsoring community activities, or loaning employees for a few hours a week to work in hospitals, retirement homes or shelters. You can make a difference in your community. Get involved, and then enter the Dora Maxwell award program. As you document your activities, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. What were the goals of your project and how did they show social concern for the community?
  2. How did the project support the needs of the community?
  3. Define the project's target audience(s), including who got involved and who benefited from the project.
  4. What strategies were used to reach the project's goal?
  5. How were the project's promotional materials targeted to the intended audience(s) and how did they communicate the project's goals?
  6. How is this project unique? How does it demonstrate extraordinary effort and devotion of time and organization by the credit union?
  7. Please describe the measurable or defined results the project achieved.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award recognizes credit unions for external activities within the community.

Sample Dora Maxwell Award activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping solve core community problems, such as housing, transportation, hunger, or literacy.
  • Food, clothing, or school supply drives for the needy.
  • Raising money on behalf of charitable organizations, such as the United Way or Credit Unions for Kids®.
  • Helping an organization or agency with events or projects, such as coaching a Special Olympics team.
  • Tutoring or reading to students at a local school.
  • Sponsoring a community volunteer of the year award.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: Who was Dora Maxwell?
A: Dora Maxwell was an early credit union pioneer. One of the original signers of CUNA's constitution at Estes Park, Colorado, she worked as an organizer for the movement's trade association (then called the Credit Union National Extension Bureau) and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.

Q: What time period do the award entries cover?
A: Leagues determine any qualifying time frames. In general, entries should cover the previous year's activities, but there are no exact deadlines prescribed. A good rule of thumb is that entries submitted by the deadline should cover activities that took place between the submission date and the same date during the previous year.

Q: What's the difference between the Louise Herring Award and the Dora Maxwell Award?
A: The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award is given to a credit union or chapter for its social responsibility projects within the community. The award is given for external activities. The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within the actual operation of the credit union. It is awarded for internal programs and services.

Q: Can a credit union enter both competitions?
A: Yes. Just be sure to clearly define which program the credit union is entering and how the activities submitted meet the program guidelines.

Q: Can a credit union enter the same entry in both competitions?
A: No. Because each program has different objectives and requirements, entries should be tailored to match the defined goals of the particular competition.

Q: Can a credit union submit the same entry to more than one-league for state-level judging?
A: No. A credit union's entry may only be submitted to one league, even if the credit union pays dues in more than one state.

Q. Can a credit union submit more than one entry in either competition?
A. Generally, a credit union should submit only one entry per competition. Each entry can list the number of projects conducted in the timeframe established by the League, but the credit union must select one project that best exemplifies the criteria for each award. The questions on the entry form must be completed detailing the one project that was selected.

Q: Can members of a chapter submit their credit union's activities that were conducted as part of a Chapter?
A: No. Chapter's entries are judged based on their collective activities, i.e., what was accomplished as a group, not on individual efforts.

Q: Can chapters enter the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action competition?
A: No. The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action criteria is based on individual credit union performance.

Secrets of a Winning Entry

Ever wonder what judges are looking for when they select the winners in the national recognition programs? Here's the scoop:

  • Review the entry form carefully and answer all of the questions. The scoring is based on these elements, so the more information you provide in response to the questions, the higher your score.
  • Read the rules, and make sure you're entering the appropriate competition. Remember: Dora Maxwell entries should focus on community involvement, or social responsibility programs external to the credit union. Louise Herring entries should be based on your credit union's internal programs and provide examples of how you put philosophy into action for your members.
  • Make your entry easy to read and easy to follow. Include the name of your credit union on the front cover of the binder. Use a table of contents. Avoid handwritten entries, and use standard fonts: no italic style or small print. Misspellings leave a bad impression, too.
  • Clearly identify your target audience. Who is involved in your project? Who is doing the work? Who are the beneficiaries? How many people did you reach? While giving donations is admirable, the judges also look for strong volunteer involvement.
  • Identify your results. Your results should correspond to your goals and objectives.
  • If you submit a video, keep it short. A well-done five-minute video is more impressive than 40 minutes of your charity golf tournament.
  • Bigger isn't always better. Keep your entry to a manageable size. Keep it fresh: Include current activities only, not programs or events from several years ago.
  • Include samples or descriptions of the promotional materials related to the entry, not for your used-vehicle sale or most successful loan promotion.

Of course, only a limited number of entries can win at the state and national levels. But by heeding this advice, you can improve your chances of receiving recognition for your good works.

Who was Dora Maxwell?

1897-1985

Dora Maxwell, a true pioneer of the credit union movement, was elected to the first board of directors of the New York State Credit Union League in 1921.

In 1931, Dora was employed as an organizer for the Credit Union Nation Extension Bureau--today known as the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Dora was one of the original signers of CUNA's constitution at Estes Park in Colorado. She held numerous volunteer positions within the movement and was active locally and nationally until 1955.

In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, Dora Maxwell developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with several organizations to help improve the living standards of the poor and needy.

2015 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20-50 million
1st Place: Financial Health FCU
VITA Free Tax Preparation
It seems that those who cannot afford to pay high fees and prices are the very ones who often must. Tax preparation is a fee-based service that Financial Health FCU has been providing for free for six years to low-income credit union members and IU Health employees through a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. In 2015, the credit union prepared 860 state and federal returns for taxpayers who received $1,661,000 in refunds. Taking advantage of the program through the credit union saved these people $172,000 in tax preparation fees. The average number of returns done by each volunteer was about 15. The VITA program has inspired the credit union to become increasingly committed to what it does for its low-income members and neighbors. Through the connections made in the VITA process, the credit union has been able to help many people with other financial challenges they are experiencing.
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 million
1st Place: First Trust CU
Partnership with Open Door Adolescent Health Center to prevent teen substance abuse
Open Door Adolescent Health Center (ODAHC) has been providing adolescent care for 18 years in the Michigan City Area School district in a facility near Michigan City H.S, the only community public high school which is attended by most of the district's disadvantaged and low-income student population. Statistics show that this particular population is at an increased risk of developing behavior problems that include substance abuse. To demonstrate the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People," First Trust CU’s Michigan City branch partnered with ODAHC and committed to fund-raising efforts to help prevent substance abuse in the adolescent population before problems develop. The primary goals of ODAHC are to reduce student absenteeism, minimize the interruption of education for health reasons, and to improve students' access to comprehensive health/mental health services and education. They provide education, support, and counseling to adolescents dealing with issues including substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, drugs), teen pregnancy, anger management, suicide, depression, academics, and more. Through fundraising activities including restaurant give-back days, bake sales, a Mother’s Day plant sale and employee casual days, First Trust CU succeeded in raising $2,400 in donations for ODAHC.
 
2nd Place: Indiana State University FCU
Community Day at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum
To help spread the word about National Credit Union Youth Month, Indiana State University CU (ISU FCU) gave members of the Terre Haute community an opportunity to visit the wonderful local Children's Museum with their families and friends by partnering with the museum for a Community Day. On April 1, 2015, admission prices were reduced from $8 to $2 all day long. The credit union was able to set up a booth for young members and non-members to visit during their time at the museum. Members who stopped by received a special treat from the credit union– free passes to return to the museum another day. One goal for this project was to help the museum reach out to more families than they have a chance to on a daily basis and help raise the daily attendance level. On an average day, the museum sees 350-400 visitors. By utilizing social media and a youth member mailing, ISU FCU was able to help the museum have 712 visitors on Community Day. The event fell during Spring Break for the county's school corporation. With many families in the area on tight budgets, the reduced admission prices at the museum were a way for the credit union to assist families in visiting the museum when they may not have been able to otherwise. It even gave some families, who have lived in the community for years, a chance to visit the museum for the very first time.
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $100-200 million
1st Place: Encompass FCU
Run for a Reason
Encompass CU's Run for a Reason is a 5K run/walk event that the credit union has organized for the past 4 years to benefit a different local charity each year. This year, the Tipton County Law Enforcement K-9 fund, which helps obtain and train police dogs for the City Police and Sheriff departments, was chosen. A Tipton County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in an on-duty accident last year, and the credit union asked the Sheriff and the officer's family if this event could raise funds in his honor. The K-9 Fund was where they asked to have the funds directed. The "Run For A Reason" event came about several years ago from Encompass CU employees who had been dedicating themselves to leading a healthier lifestyle, in lieu of the traditional bake sales and pitch-ins to raise funds for local groups. The course incorporates several areas of the city, including the city park and a walking trail. All ages have participated in the 5K run/walk or the recently-added 1-mile fun run. Both event participation and funds raised by "Run For A Reason" have grown each year. Encompass CU furnishes all supplies along with generous donations from several local businesses, so that 100% of the money raised is donated to the chosen cause. The credit union also matches the funds raised and, this year, was able to donate nearly $6,000 to the K-9 Fund. The 5K event targets all members and residents in the county and surrounding counties. By choosing local charities and benefit groups, Encompass CU truly enables the community to support a variety of causes.
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 million
1st Place: Via CU
Samaritan's Feet Day of Service
Among all counties in Indiana, Grant County has the highest percentage of children living in poverty. Via CU wanted to help these children by providing shoes and socks to those whose families are struggling financially. The credit union partnered with other members of the Grant County Chapter of Credit Unions, including Afena FCU and Fortress FCU, and Samaritan’s Feet to hold a shoe distribution in Marion on the National Day of Service. The distribution was held at the Grant County Boys and Girls Club, where several Via CU employees and their families volunteered. Over 200 children received new shoes and socks after sitting with individual volunteers who removed their old shoes and socks and washed their feet. Volunteers also reminded the kids that they can be whatever they want to be and passed along to them a message of hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Club worked with Marion Community Schools to identify families to benefit from the event based on their needs. Via CU’s specific goal was to raise enough money and/or shoes to provide at least 250 pairs of shoes at the Samaritan’s Feet distribution, which equals a $4,000 donation. The credit union provided shoe collection containers at all branch locations and had a link on its website for members to make donations directly to Samaritan's Feet. In addition, each department of Via CU selected a week to provide lunch for a donation with all money raised going directly to Samaritan's Feet. As a result, more than $1,000 was raised during September and October alone, and the overall goal for the project was met before shoe distribution was held in January.
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $500 million - 1 billion
1st Place: FORUM CU
Operation Care Package
A member of the 122nd Air National Guard Unit out of Fort Wayne is the husband and father of two FORUM CU employees. When his deployment was announced, the credit union wanted to support the two employees and the 122nd Air National Guard Unit by providing needed supplies, so "Operation Care Package" was created in order to collect items to make 300 individual care packages for the members of the unit. Troops who are deployed overseas rely on donations from local communities to receive a portion of the supplies they need while abroad. This particular unit has approximately 300 service men and women from the Indianapolis area who were deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan. The care packages consisted of 12-15 necessities for each member of the troop including personal hygiene tools, snacks and small entertainment pieces along with a hand written "thank you" note from a FORUM CU employee. The credit union’s 300 employees came together for Operation Care Package, either donating, collecting or assembling the packages that were to be shipped. For every employee who participated, a care package was created to make the lives of those deployed more comfortable, making a difference for those abroad while also demonstrating volunteerism in their local community.
 
2nd Place: Financial Health FCU
Pack the Pantries
Financial Center First CU set a goal to engage employees, members, and community members in a city-wide give back program, so in November 2014, the credit union partnered with Fox 59 to be a collection site for Pack the Pantries, a holiday food drive that supports a local pantry distribution center and several local pantries. Financial Center First CU was one of five site sponsors and the only participating financial institution. The event created the opportunity for the credit union, its employees, its members and the community at large to give back by making canned food donations. Financial Center First CU employees donated almost $1,800 to the cause by donating $25 each to wear jeans each Friday during the campaign. Six staff members also volunteered to deliver food as part of the Caravan of Caring and another six staffers answered phones during Fox 59’s telethon on the last day of the promotion. Members and non-members alike dropped off canned food at large collection boxes at each of the credit union’s eight branch locations. Food collected through the drive benefitted the Midwest and Gleaners Food Banks – two super pantries that provide food to 270 pantries throughout 53 counties in Indiana. The drive raised more than $21,526 and 26,000 pounds of food, a $1,500 increase in monetary donations and 10,000 pound increase in food donations over the previous year’s campaign.
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion+
1st Place: Indiana Members CU
Canvas for a Cause
Indiana Members CU held its first "Canvas for a Cause" class back in May of 2014. The class was such a hit that they started offering it as an option to organizations that requested a donation, primarily schools and non-profits that help the youth in the communities they serve. The overall goal of this project is to assist those in need with their fundraising goals. Since each Canvas for a Cause event is set up for a different cause, Indiana Members CU has worked hard to find a tool that can work for many different programs and help the most people. Once a connection with a "cause" has been made, Indiana Members CU coordinates the date and venue with the host and artist. Flyers, emails, and other assorted advertisements are distributed, and interested individuals register and pay for the class. Each person who registers is given art supplies to create their own painting masterpiece to take home. After the cost of the artist and paint supplies, Indiana Members Foundation donates everything back to the "cause" for which the event was held. Over the course of the year, Indiana Members CU held 10 classes that raised $12,680 total, and of that amount, they donated over 66% back to each cause for a total of $8,415.
 
2nd Place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Helping raise over $1,880 for Youth First, Inc.
Evansville Teachers FCU (ETFCU) had two goals. The first was to spread awareness of Youth First, Inc.’s efforts and the vital role they play within the community’s school systems by providing 16 life-saving interventions a week. The second was to donate as many school supplies as needed for the students that Youth First’s social workers see daily throughout the course of the school year. To meet these goals, ETFCU helped plan and raise money for Youth First, Inc.’s Stuff a Caddy event. During Stuff a Caddy, Youth First partners with several local business and organizations during the United Leasing Championship Golf Tournament in Newburgh, IN to fill two Cadillac SUVs with school supplies which will be donated to children within the community. ETFCU placed donation boxes in each branch to collect school supplies for the event, including backpacks, uniforms, markers, crayons, pencils, pens, bottled water and nutritious snacks. The credit union’s Financial Lessons newsletter informed members about the type of donations needed for the Stuff a Caddy event and where they could drop off their donations. Through employee and member contributions, ETFCU raised $940. The funds were then matched by ETFCU making the total donation $1,880 to buy necessary supplies to stuff the Caddy!

2014 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: Less than $50 million
1st Place: Financial Health FCU
V
olunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 million
1st Place: Natco CU
Natco Community Empowerment Center
 
2nd Place: General CU
Cheerleaders for Allison
 
Honorable Mention: Indiana State University FCU
Fill Your Freezer
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $100-200 million
1st Place: Encompass FCU
Run for a Reason
 
2nd Place: REGIONAL FCU
Gabriel's Horn Women's Shelter
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 million
1st Place: Heritage FCU
Zoo Tram
 
2nd Place: Financial Center FCU
Golf Outing - Three Pillars
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion+
1st Place: Indiana Members CU
IPS #44
 
 
ASSET CATEGORY: Multiple Credit Unions Group
1st Place: Credit Unions United for a Cause/White River Valley Chapter
International Credit Union Day - Day of Kindness
 

2013 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20-50 million
1st Place: ITT Employees (Fort Wayne Div) FCU
Helping to Heal

ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 million
1st Place: General CU
Adopting Allison

2nd Place: AAA FCU
Samaritan's Feet
 

ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 million
1st Place: Financial Center FCU
Celebrating 60 years with 60 hours

ASSET CATEGORY: $500 million-1 billion
1st Place: FORUM CU
FORUM Spirit Advisory Council – Agapé

ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion or more
1st Place (Tie): Beacon CU
Project Spotlight

1st Place (Tie): Indiana Members CU
IPS #44

2012 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20-50 million
1st Place: CrossRoads Financial FCU
Tackling Hunger
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 million
1st Place: Fire Police City County FCU
911 Stair Climb and Public Safety Day
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 million
1st Place: Heritage FCU
People Helping People
 
2nd Place: Finance Center FCU
The Year of Volunteerism
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $500 million-1 billion
1st Place: Purdue FCU
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Fundraiser
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion or more
1st Place: Indiana Members CU
Backpack Attack
 

2011 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 MILLION
1st Place: General CU
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank

2nd Place: AAA FCU
Tuscaloosa Project

Honorable Mention: Ball State FCU
American Cancer Society Week

Honorable Mention: Indiana State University FCU
C.U. Give campaign

ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 MILLION
1st Place: Finance Center FCU
Sh!ft Indiana

ASSET CATEGORY: $500 MILLION-1 BILLION
1st Place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Project PTA

2nd Place: FORUM CU
Indiana Children’s Wish Fund

ASSET CATEGORY: $1 BILLION OR MORE
1st Place: Indiana Members CU
2010 Backpack Attack

2010 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20-50 MILLION
First Place: Evansville Federal Credit Union
Empowering and educating young people about their lives today – and their futures

Second Place: ITT Employees’ (Fort Wayne Division) Federal Credit Union
Making sure that Santa and Mrs. Claus remember every child

ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 MILLION
First Place: Heritage Federal Credit Union
“People helping people” airs non-profits’ important attributes, messages

Second Place: Finance Center Federal Credit Union
A strong and actively participating partner in Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness

ASSET CATEGORY: Greater than $500 million
First Place: Indiana Members Credit Union
Backpack Attack gets students back to school with all the basic supplies they need

Second Place: IU Credit Union
When pulling a little red wagon emphasizes “Pulling for our community”

Honorable Mention: Centra Credit Union
We’re 70 and Still Cookin’ Serves up Tasty Recipes -- and Helps in a Major Crisis

Honorable Mention: FORUM Credit Union
Driven to make a difference in the lives of homeless families

Honorable Mention: Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union
Model of high level community service becomes new staff volunteerism benefit

2009 Winners

Asset category: $500 million+
First Place: Centra Credit Union
Responding to unprecedented disaster: Centra CU Flood Relief

Second Place: Indiana Members Credit Union
Starting the new school year: Indiana Members CU Backpack Attack

Honorable Mention: Beacon CU
Learn More Center

Honorable Mention: FORUM Credit Union
Filling a need softly: Forum CU Dayspring Pillow Drive

Honorable Mention: Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union
Going Green one Member at a Time: National Arbor Day Tree Planting, PEFCU

Asset Category: $200-$500 million
First Place: Finance Center Federal Credit Union
From feeding a few to feeding thousands: Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Day Meal, Finance Center FCU

Asset Category: $100-$200 million
First Place: Industrial Federal Credit Union
Restocking the food bank: Industrial FCU 2008 Community Harvest

Second Place: Fort Financial Credit Union
Turning “treasures” to treats: Fort Financial CU Christmas Family Fund Flea Market

Asset Category: $50-$100 million
First Place: First Trust Credit Union
Helping fight cancer in the community: First Trust CU LaPorte County Relay for Life

Asset Category: $20-$50 million
First Place: Evansville Federal Credit Union
Making a Splash with the YMCA -- YMCA Splash Program, Evansville FCU

Asset Category: less than $5 million
First Place: Great Horizons Federal Credit Union
Raising funds from dusk to dawn: Great Horizons FCU Relay for Life

2008 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: OVER $500 MILLION
First Place: Teachers Credit Union
Going Green: Plant a Tree Promotion

ASSET CATEGORY: $200 - 500 MILLION
First Place: Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
Canstruction: Can Do Food Drive

Second Place: Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union
Brees Dream Foundation: First Annual Golf Outing

Honorable Mention: Professional Federal Credit Union
Charis House: Helping the Homeless

Honorable Mention: Interra Credit Union
Hometown Giving...Caring for Kids

Honorable Mention: Finance Center Federal Credit Union
Center for Leadership Development

ASSET CATEGORY: $50 - 100 MILLION
First Place: Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union
Keeping Things Safe: Supporting the Fort Wayne Safety Day Event

Second Place: AAA Federal Credit Union
Care Packages: Supporting Our Troops

Honorable Mention: Chiphone Federal Credit Union
The Long and Short of It: Locks of Love

Honorable Mention: Independent Federal Credit Union
Grant for Economics: Teaching Financial Responsibility to Our Youth

First Place: Evansville Federal Credit Union
Together We’ll Make It Happen: Ruth’s House

ASSET CATEGORY: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
First Place: Great Horizons Federal Credit Union
Supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event

2007 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
First Place: Great Horizons Federal Credit Union
People Helping People through the American Cancer Society

Asset Category: $5 - $20 million
First Place: Members United Federal Credit Union
Donations to Support Dunebrook’s Child Advocacy Center

Asset Category: $20 - $50 million
First Place: Perfect Circle Credit Union
Stuff the Bus with School Supplies

Second Place: Evansville Federal Credit Union
“Making It Happen” with Innovative Mini-Grants

Honorable mention: ITT Employees (Fort Wayne Division) Federal Credit Union
Bringing Holiday Cheer to the Children of Allen County’s Youth Services

Asset Category: $50-$100 million
First Place: First Trust Federal Credit Union
Feeding Families with the “Adopt a Turkey” Program

Second Place: General Credit Union
Supporting Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Breast Cancer Awareness

Honorable Mention: AAA Federal Credit Union
Hosting Blood Drive to Support Community’s Needs

Honorable Mention: Chiphone Federal Credit Union
Social Responsibility: The American Red Cross Blood Drive, Elkhart County Chapter

Honorable Mention: First Trust Federal Credit Union
Extraordinary Employee Teamwork to Support “Relay for Life” Event

Honorable Mention: Indiana State University Credit Union
Emphasizing the Importance of “Going Green” for Environmental Protection

Honorable Mention: Regional Federal Credit Union
Supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Valparaiso, IN

Asset Category: $100-$200 million
First Place: Fort Financial Federal Credit Union
Treasures and Charity in All that Junk

Asset Category: $200-$500 million

First Place: Finance Center Federal Credit Union
Development and Launch of Centro Financerio Express

Second Place: Elkhart County Farm Bureau Credit Union (FBCU)
Supporting Elkhart County’s Youth through 4-H Programs

Honorable Mention: Professional Federal Credit Union
Promoting Community Health and Wellness Through Blood Drives

Asset Category: $500+ million
First Place: FORUM Credit Union
Feeding Families in Northeast Indianapolis through Forest Manor Multi-Service Center

2006 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
First place: Great Horizons FCU
Beacon of Hope / Relay for Life

ASSET CATEGORY: $20 to $50 MILLION
First place: Evansville FCU
Lunch and Learn Program

Second place: Unicorp FCU
Riley Children’s Hospital Fundraising Campaign

ASSET CATEGORY: $50 to $100 MILLION
First place: General CU
Walk to Cure Diabetes / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

ASSET CATEGORY: $100 to $200 MILLION
First place: Fort Financial FCU
Hurricane Katrina — Chaos to Comfort

ASSET CATEGORY: $200 to $500 MILLION
First place: Elkhart County Farm Bureau CU
American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”

Second place: Bayer FCU
Financial Literacy Seminar Program

Honorable Mention: Finance Center FCU
International Center Financial Literacy Training Program

Honorable Mention: Professional FCU
Hurricane Katrina Relief — RV Donation

ASSET CATEGORY: OVER $500 MILLION
First place: FORUM CU
Spirit Advisory Council

Second place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Celebrate the Season of Giving

Honorable Mention: Indiana Members CU
American Cancer Society Relay for Life

2005 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
First place: Great Horizons FCU
Wishing for a Cure

ASSET CATEGORY: $20 - $50 MILLION
First place: Evansville FCU
Habitat for Humanity

Second place: AAA FCU
Research Funding for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Honorable mention: Taper Lock FCU
Riley Hospital – Credit Unions for Kids

ASSET CATEGORY: $50 - $100 MILLION
First place: La-Porter FCU
Stuff a Bus

ASSET CATEGORY: $50 - $100 MILLION
Second place: General CU
Walk America

ASSET CATEGORY: $100 - $200 MILLION
First place: Fort Financial FCU
Piggies for Pattaya

ASSET CATEGORY: $200 - $500 MILLION
First place: Elkhart County Farm Bureau CU
Relay for Life

Second place: Professional FCU
Focus on Health

ASSET CATEGORY: $500 MILLION AND MORE
First place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Health C.A.R.E Program

2004 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: LESS THAN $5 MILLION
First place: Great Horizons FCU
U.S. Male: Walking to Deliver a Cure

ASSET CATEGORY: $20 - $50 MILLION
First place: Unicorp FCU
Have a Heart: Support Our Troops

Second place: AAA FCU
Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ASSET CATEGORY: $50 - $100 MILLION
First place: La-Porter FCU
Give Hope Through the Salvation Army

ASSET CATEGORY: $100 - $200 MILLION
First place: WGE FCU
Annual Christmas Project

Second place: Fort Financial FCU
Christmas Committee Family Sponsorship

ASSET CATEGORY: $200 MILLION AND MORE
First place: Elkhart County Farm Bureau CU
Pete's House

Second place: Indiana University EFCU
NEFE Partnership at five area schools

Honorable Mention: Professional FCU
Riley Hospital for Children Cookbook Sale

2003 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20 - $50 MILLION
First Place: Evansville FCU
Music in the Schools

Second Place: AAA FCU
Century Ride for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ASSET CATEGORY: $100 - $200 MILLION
First Place: WGE FCU
Christmas Project

Second Place: Fort Financial FCU
Christmas Help for Cancer Families

ASSET CATEGORY: $200 MILLION AND ABOVE
First Place: Elkhart County Farm Bureau Credit Union
Hometown Giving Holiday Service Project

Second Place: Professional FCU
YWCA's Self Sufficiency Project

Honorable Mention: Purdue EFCU
Family Services, Inc., Project