Credit union leaders and supporters can now purchase their sponsorships and tickets for the National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The 26th annual dinner will take place on February 24, 2014 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.
Denise Gabel, Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association, will be returning as the evening’s emcee. Sponsorships and tickets are available online at ncuf.coop or by mail. There are a variety of new sponsorship and ticket levels for this premier event. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 1, 2014.
“I’ve joked that this is the credit union system’s version of the Oscars, but the Foundation Dinner and accompanying awards presentations are truly inspiring and energizing,” said Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Executive Director. “You won’t want to miss the 2014 Foundation Dinner which will honor and celebrate four outstanding Wegner Award winners.”
The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. The 2014 honorees are:
- Lifetime Achievement: Gary Oakland, retired President/CEO of BECU;
- Lifetime Achievement: Jim McCormack, President/CEO of Pennsylvania Credit Union Association;
- Lifetime Achievement: Tim Haegelin, retired President/CEO of Generations FCU; and
- Individual Achievement: Sarah Canepa Bang, President/COO of CO-OP Shared Branching - FSCC, LLC and Chief Strategy Officer of CO-OP Shared Branching
Click here to learn more about this year’s award winners.
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About the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards:
The awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities. The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership. View past award recipients here.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement's primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Group. All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.