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Minn. Maxwell Herring Desjardins winners named
ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/712)--The Minnesota Credit Union Network recently announced the winners of the 2012 Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins statewide competitions.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program honors credit unions for their involvement in community projects and activities. Dora Maxwell Award first-place winners include:

  • Minnesota Valley FCU, Mankato, $50 million to $100 million in assets;                 
  • Greater Minnesota CU, Mora, $100 million to $200 million;            
  • City & County CU, St. Paul, $200 million to $500 million; and                   
  • Hiway FCU, St. Paul, $500 million to $1 billion.      
The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award honors credit unions for their practical application of the people-helping-people philosophy. The Louise Herring Award first-place winners include:

  • Star Choice CU, Minneapolis, less than $50 million;                        
  • First Alliance CU, Rochester, $50 million to $250 million; and        
  • TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, $250 million to $1 billion.
The Desjardins Youth/Adult Financial Education Award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth/adult financial literacy. The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award first-place winners include:

  • United Educators CU, Apple Valley, $50 million to $150 million; and
  • TopLine FCU, $150 million to $500 million.
The Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award first-place winners include:

  • Greater Minnesota CU, $50 million to $150 million; and                 
  • TopLine FCU, $150 million to $500 million.
Honorees will compete with other credit unions for national-level awards presented by the Credit Union National Association.


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