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

2018 statewide winners were recognized at the League Convention, and they were featured in this video​.

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.

2018 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: Less than $50 million
1st Place: Financial Health FCU
Financial Wellness for Partners in Housing Residents
Financial Health FCU provided Financial Wellness Seminars to Partners In Housing residents at 12 housing locations throughout Indianapolis. The organization provides housing for 600 people in need. The Financial Wellness Seminars provided needed education and information to residents who were underbanked or unbanked on the topics of Budgeting, Financial Security, Financial Wellness Scorecard and a segment called “Financial Services 101.” 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-250 million

1st Place: Encompass FCU
Run for a Reason
Encompass FCU’s Run For A Reason 5K was a community event that raised funds for local charities. This year marked the seventh event, which used a new walking trail in Tipton, a city park and a school track. The credit union has raised more than $30,000 over the last seven years for local charities, benefitting worthwhile causes such as schools, veterans, cancer research and survivors, and local police and fire departments. The fire department was added as a beneficiary this year. Funds raised helped purchase items to combat the increased cancer risk that firefighters are exposed to through smoke and residue in their gear. 

2nd Place: Indiana State University FCU
Terre Haute Children’s Museum Community Day
Indiana State University FCU partnered with the Terre Haute children's museum for a Community Day. There are more than 50 percent of grade school students in the area who receive free or reduced lunches, so by offering Community Day, families who may not have been able to visit the museum because of expenses were able to do so. Timed with the county school corporation’s Spring Break, it also offered a local entertainment option for families whose budgets did not allow for travel during this school break. Admission prices were reduced from $8 to $2. Members who stopped by the credit union booth received a special treat from the credit union – free passes to return to the museum on another day.

Honorable Mention: Afena FCU
Shred Day 2018
The main objective of Afena FCU’s Shred Day event was to raise awareness about identity theft and the importance of properly destroying documents that contain sensitive information. Besides raising awareness, the event provided the community with an opportunity to securely dispose of confidential documents. There is only one facility in Marion that offers shredding services, and that is available at a cost. The credit union’s free shred day was open to individuals and businesses. More than 4,000 pounds of sensitive data was destroyed.

ASSET CATEGORY: $250 million - $1 billion
1st Place: Financial Center First CU
Pack the Pantries
Pack the Pantries is a partnership between Fox 59 TV station, Financial Center First CU, and Midwest and Gleaner’s Food Banks, two of the city’s “super pantries” which are part of the feeder system for the majority of food pantries throughout Central Indiana. Financial Center is the presenting sponsor of the annual campaign which allows the credit union to provide support for two of its community outreach goals – feeding the hungry and providing financial education to the Indianapolis community. The project has reached an all-time high of donations totaling more than $100,000, which equates to some 300,000 meals being provided for those in need.  

2nd Place: Heritage FCU
Mount Vernon Branch “Pay it Forward” Community Service Program
When the credit union was planning the celebration of its grand opening of the Mount Vernon, Ind. Branch, it wanted to make sure the community knew that it was a credit union that placed a high priority on “giving back.” It developed a week-long “Pay it Forward” project through a series of random good deeds. Throughout the week, credit union employees delivered bags of food for animals at the Humane Society, dropped off cookie trays to the school district administrative office, delivered sandwiches to police and fire departments. Additionally, they were present at local businesses such as gas stations, Subway and Auto Zone to give $5 randomly to customers. At area grocery stores including Dollar General, and IGA, they gave $10 bills randomly to customers. 

Honorable Mention: Crane CU
Education Essentials
Crane CU created Education Essentials to provide school supplies to children in the Evansville and Terre Haute communities by donating to teachers and individual classrooms. Poverty is an issue in these areas and keeping students supplied with pencils, notebooks, markers and other items removes the financial burden from elementary and middle school teachers who have been providing school supplies to their classrooms out of their own pocket. The credit union worked with each school corporation to identify those who were in most need of assistance.

ASSET CATEGORY: More than $1 billion
1st Place: FORUM CU
FORUM Educator Grants
In 2017, FORUM CU awarded 17 educator grants to teachers in classrooms ranging from kindergarten through high school, totaling over $24,000. The grants have been used for a wide range of classroom materials, including outdoor garden supplies, equipment for a student-run radio broadcast, 3-D printers, alternative seating, and science lab equipment. The credit union personally awards each grant and returns to the classroom to take pictures of the students using the materials purchased with the grant money. Thousands of students are impacted each year, and FORUM CU also hosts an annual reception to formally honor classroom achievements. Teachers are credit union members, or they work for a school system that partners with the FORUM CU. This strategy aligns with the cooperative structure of credit unions of returning dollars earned to members of the cooperative.

2nd Place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Hangers Student Clothing Bank
Hangers, the Evansville Student Clothing Resource, provides clothing for more than 10 percent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s 28,000 students. This includes underwear, socks, shoes, coats, gloves, hats, and other much-needed items. The Hangers resource helps students start the school year with confidence, and without the concern and stress that comes from being in need of basic clothing items. The credit union volunteered at the Clothing Bank and helped raise funds for the effort, including sponsoring the annual Gala and participating in a "Celebrity Scoopers Night" at a local ice cream shop. More than $22,000 was raised from the ice cream event alone, which was enough to clothe more than 200 students. 

Honorable Mention: Indiana Members CU
Friday Jeans for a Cause
Indiana Members CU takes the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" to heart. Each week, for a donation, employees could wear jeans on Friday to help support local charities. Donations ranged from cash, canned goods, hygiene products, school supplies, and more. The beneficiaries of the donations were chosen by employees who suggested organizations, charities or schools they are passionate about. In 2017 there was 100% employee participation which raised more than $100,000 in cash, food and other products that went to 48 different local organizations.

Honorable Mention: Interra CU
Power of the Hour
Interra CU set aside one hour from their annual staff development event, Vision Day, for this Power of the Hour service project. Prior to the event, projects were coordinated with six social service agencies. During Power of the Hour, they worked on projects ranging from making fleece blankets for Project Linus, repackaging 600 pounds of rice and beans for a food pantry, funding items for Blue Star Mothers for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital and even making centerpieces for the Boys and Girls Club’s annual dinner. Approximately 270 people were exposed to the work of the participating organizations, and the value of the credit union’s efforts totaled more than $6,000.

Honorable Mention: Elements Financial FCU
Inaugural Purpose Day
Elements Financial FCU used Columbus Day as an opportunity to give back to the community with its first-ever Purpose Day. Their 175 employees gathered in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to assist four local nonprofit organizations by completing projects for each organization’s needs. Projects included building handicapped-accessible picnic tables for Camp Riley, making sleeping mats for homeless youth, and putting together 200+ care kits for cancer patients, each with a handwritten note of encouragement. Employees boarded buses at the end of the day to hand deliver monetary donations to each of the four groups. The result was 1,400 hours of combined service and $5,000 in charitable contributions.

ASSET CATEGORY: Multiple Credit Union Group
1st Place: The League and Indiana's Credit Unions
Indiana Military Veteran's Hall of Fame Memorial
This project harnessed the power of collaboration among the League and Indiana’s credit unions, including staff members, officials, vendors and others to fund the construction of a public memorial building to house memorabilia and recognition items for those inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame and for all military veterans from Indiana. Once it was determined that with $300,000, the building could be constructed, Indiana credit unions accepted the challenge to raise the money and exceeded the goal. This is the first building of its kind in the United States, and of course the only one made possible because of the collaboration of credit unions. Also unique to the project is the support it has received from the legislative community, which is a testament to the importance of the project and to the strong advocacy efforts of the League and credit unions in Indiana.

2017 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $50-$250 million
1st place: AAA FCU
Pigs for Riley Kids
 
2nd place: Afena FCU
Monster Mini Golf
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $250 million - $1 billion
1st Place: Financial Center First CU
Packing the Pantries
 
2nd place: Via CU
Nurse’s Aid
 
Honorable Mention: Three Rivers FCU
Presidents Day of Service
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion or more
1st place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Thank-A-Teacher Program
 
2nd place: Elements Financial FCU
Outreach Relationship

2016 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: Less than $50 million
1st Place: Financial Health FCU
VITA Program
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-250 million
1st Place: Indiana State University FCU
Community Day at the Terre Haute Children's Museum
 
2nd Place: Afena FCU
Monster Mini-Golf for Riley
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $250 million - $1 billion
1st Place: Financial Center First CU
Empowering Women: Breaking the Cycle of Financial Dependence Among Domestic Violence Victims
 
2nd Place: Heritage FCU
Pet Calendar Contest
 

2015 Winners

ASSET CATEGORY: $20-50 million
1st Place: Financial Health FCU
VITA Free Tax Preparation
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $50-100 million
1st Place: First Trust CU
Partnership with Open Door Adolescent Health Center to prevent teen substance abuse
 
2nd Place: Indiana State University FCU
Community Day at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $100-200 million
1st Place: Encompass FCU
Run for a Reason
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $200-500 million
1st Place: Via CU
Samaritan's Feet Day of Service
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $500 million - 1 billion
1st Place: FORUM CU
Operation Care Package
 
2nd Place: Financial Center First CU
Pack the Pantries
 
ASSET CATEGORY: $1 billion+
1st Place: Indiana Members CU
Canvas for a Cause
 
2nd Place: Evansville Teachers FCU
Helping raise over $1,880 for Youth First, Inc.
 

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