Credit union leaders and supporters only have a few days left to 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.
Sponsorships and tickets are available online at ncuf.coop or by mail. The deadline to purchase tickets online is February 14, 2014.
“Don’t wait any longer to ensure your spot at the Foundation’s Wegner Awards Dinner,” said Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Executive Director. “The top two tiers of sponsorships are already sold out and tickets overall have been selling twice as fast as last year. Come celebrate the success of this year’s winners with us at this truly inspiring event.”
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, retired 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
Whether attending the dinner or not, members of the credit union movement and other affiliated organizations also have the opportunity to recognize and congratulate award winners through a congratulatory message to be shown on the video screens during dinner.
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.