DENVER (9/26/08)--Five Colorado credit unions and one credit union chapter received first-place honors from the Credit Union Association of Colorado (CUAC) in its 2008 statewide Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards contests. The program is sponsored by CUAC and the Credit Union Association of Wyoming, and is nationally sponsored by the Credit Union National Association to honor credit unions’ community projects and activities. Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Awards first-place winners:
* Pikes Peak CU, Colorado Springs, $20 million to $50 million in assets; * Space Age FCU, Aurora, $50 million to $100 million; * Coors CU, Golden, $100 million to $200 million; * Denver Community CU, $200 million to $500 million; and * Flatirons Chapter of Credit Unions, chapter entry.
Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action first-place winner was Denver Community CU, $50 million to $250 million in assets. Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award first-place winners:
* Arapahoe CU, Littleton, $35 million to $75 million in assets; and * Denver Community CU, $75 million to $250 million.
First-place winning entries advance to the national competition where they will compete with other projects from credits unions nationwide in the same asset-size category.