FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (9/2/09)--The Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) has announced the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins award winners. The awards are sponsored by the league and the Credit Union National Association. The Austin Chapter of Credit Unions received a first place award in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award program for its Credit Unions for Kids project. The credit union raised $344,985 for the Children’s Medical Foundation for 2008-2009. Four Texas credit unions also received the award:
* Coastal Community FCU, Galveston; * Coastal Community and Teachers FCU, Corpus Christi; * DATCU, Denton; and * Mobiloil FCU, Beaumont.
Coastal Community was recognized for its efforts to help members during Hurricane Ike last year. Mobiloil FCU was noted for participating in a forestry project with elementary school students. Coastal Community and Teachers was honored because of its “Steppin’ Up and Out for Kids” fundraiser, while DATCU was recognized for its Apple Tree project to help students from low-income families receive school supplies, clothes and shoes. DATCU also received first place in the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action for its financial literacy efforts. A+ FCU in Austin is the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award recipient for its efforts to teach youth about money and help them develop strong savings habits, TCUL said.