The top leaders, advocates, chapters, and CUNA Award winning credit unions were honored to close out the 2016 MAXX Convention.
Three credit union leaders and former leaders and one program will receive the movement’s highest honors, with our very own Denise Gabel at the helm as emcee.
Thirty-five years ago Pat Smith took a temporary job at BECU and was soon hooked on the “head and heart” combination of credit unions. Smith was honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the NWCUA.
Schumacher built a legacy as a credit union CEO, a league leader, a major contributor to the global system through CUDE, and much more.
He isn’t faster than a speeding bullet, and he probably can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. But the pink pig adorning new T-shirts from Junior Achievement and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is a superhero nonetheless.
There’ll be a lot of familiar faces on stage when the National Credit Union Foundation presents the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its 26th annual dinner in February, including two of the four winners and a return performance by the evening’s emcee. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.
What’s the right way to establish—and manage—credit? Are allowances a good thing? And how do families talk about the impact of unemployment? Parents and children can find answers to those questions and more on The Money Jar, a fun and informative podcast produced by Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Gary Oakland, who led BECU in Seattle to unprecedented growth as its CEO for 26 years and whose generosity and selflessness made him an industry leader and an influential contributor to a wide variety of community causes, has been named the winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.
Biz Kid$—the financial literacy television program for students, has been honored with a national Emmy Award. The program was founded in Seattle with financial backing from Northwest credit unions.
Nominations are due June 28 for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards—the credit union movement’s highest national honors. Categories include Individual Achievement, Outstanding Organization/Program and Lifetime Achievement.
Former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame next month in honor of his “lasting impact on the region’s business and society.” Tickets are available to the induction dinner, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement programs in Washington.