John Fiore accepting 2020 wegner award

2021 Wegner Award Nominations Now Open

We are looking for our next Wegner Award winners! The Foundation turns to the credit union movement for help in nominating individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented at our annual fundraising gala.

“The last thing you might be thinking about right now is celebrating,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the Foundation. “And yet…through this pandemic, credit union leaders have stepped up, leveraged their cooperative principles and values and are finding ways to bolster and sustain their employees’, members’ and communities’ financial well-being. Living and breathing the credit union difference during crisis is definitely worth celebrating. We can’t wait to be with you (in person!) next March to honor exemplary leaders of our movement.”

Each year, the Foundation selects and presents the highest awards in the credit union movement during the Credit Union National National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC. The 33rd annual Foundation Dinner will take place on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Download the nomination packet

Nominations need to be made by Friday, July 31, 2020, for the following awards:

  • The Outstanding Individual Achievement Award honors an individual who is dedicated to promoting the credit union philosophy, has created innovative concepts and provided leadership that has had a significant and lasting impact on the local, regional, national and/or international credit union movement with measured results.
  • The Outstanding Organization/Program Award honors an organization, program or business for their innovative concepts, products, and services that have had a significant impact on the local and/or national and/or international credit union movement with measured results.

2020 Wegner Awards DInner room

Nominations can come from individuals and/or organizations. The following are the three steps needed to make a nomination:

  1. Complete the Wegner Awards nomination form here.
  2. Gather at least five personal recommendations citing examples of the nominee’s achievements relevant to the award criteria.
  3. Send the nomination form and recommendation letters electronically to the Foundation by July 31, 2020.

Questions about the Wegner Awards nomination process can be directed to Jenni Speth at [email protected] or 608.231.4979.

To learn more about the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner, visit our website and see event coverage from the 2020 event.