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CUNA announces 2009 national Desjardins awards
MADISON, Wis. (11/13/09)--The number of states entered in this year’s national Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award competition, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), grew to 27 compared with 25 last year. “The steady expansion of the Desjardins recognition program reflects credit unions’ national leadership in financial literacy,” said CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica. “Of course, the need for financial education is widely appreciated during hard economic times. But credit unions were active agents for financial literacy long before the most recent recession and will continue to be active long after the economy improves and employment rebounds,” Mica said. Fifty-two entries were received this year. Winners include:
* Arapahoe CU, Centennial, Colo.; * Beach Municipal FCU Partnership, Virginia Beach, Va.; * Indianhead CU, Spooner, Wis.; * The Maine Credit Union League; * Rogue FCU, Medford, Ore.; and * Unison CU, Kaukauna, Wis.
Honorable mentions were presented to:
* American Partners FCU, Reidsville, N.C.; * The Credit Union Association of Oregon; * Dakota Plains CU, Edgeley, N.D.; * DuPont Community CU, Waynesboro, Va.; * Greater Minnesota CU, Mora, Minn.; * Ohio University CU, Athens, Ohio; * Sunflower U.P. FCU, Marysville, Kan.; and * Virginia Educators CU, Newport News, Va.
The Desjardins awards will be presented at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in February in Washington, D.C. The award was named for Alphonse Desjardins, the founder of the North American credit union movement. It honors credit unions for their commitment to youth financial literacy.
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