CUAD awards earned

CUAD awards earned

Capital Credit Union recently received first place for the 2014-2015 Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award and the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, and second place for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award.
The awards were recently presented by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD), a regional organization that represents credit unions in North Dakota and South Dakota, at the annual summit in Las Vegas.
The Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, which recognizes a credit union’s effort to teach personal finance skills to community members over the age of 18, was awarded to Capital Credit Union for promoting personal finance education with conducting seminars, free financial education booklets; and online financial tools.
The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, which recognizes credit unions and their efforts to educate community members under the age of 18 on personal finance concepts, was awarded to Capital Credit Union for promoting youth financial literacy through events such as Jump$tart’s Real World Camp, which teaches students about budgeting, loans, savings accounts, personal expenses and credit cards.
The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Members Service Award, which acknowledges a credit union’s efforts to improve members’ lives through programs outside of personal finance education, was awarded to Capital Credit Union for promoting unique loans like the Payday Alternative Loans (PAL), which help members avoid the high rates and fees charged by payday lenders.
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, which acknowledges efforts to strengthen community organizations though outreach programs, was awarded to Capital Credit Union for partnering with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to community members in need.