The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce that sponsorship and viewing packages are available for purchase for the 2021 Foundation Celebration, a virtual event spotlighting past Wegner Award winners.
We shared earlier that the Foundation will not be presenting the annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards in 2021 as we want to honor new winners as they should be, in person with family and friends. However, we are looking forward to bringing the spirit and inspiration of the Wegner Dinner into your organization and home through the Foundation Celebration!
The Foundation Celebration provides a fun “night out” for our movement to get dressed up, experience interviews with some of our favorite past Wegner Award winners with help from emcee Andy Janning, support the National Credit Union Foundation and an opportunity to get re-energized with passion for the difference we make as credit unions.
William "Bill" J. Bynum
CEO of Hope Credit Union
The Cooperative Trust
From Filene Research Institute
Diana R. Dykstra, CUDE
President/CEO of the California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Larry Blanchard, CUDE
Consultant, Corporate & Legislative Affairs at CUNA Mutual Group
1999 Wegner Award winner
Lois Kitsch, CUDE
2004 Wegner Award winner
Maria Martinez, CUDE
President/CEO of Border Federal Credit Union
Maurice R. Smith
CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union
Retired President/CEO of Suncoast Credit Union
Credit Union Organizations
Your credit union employees have been working tirelessly during this pandemic putting their members first. Give them the gift of inspiration and show them how valued they are as financial first-responders with an uplifting evening celebrating their incredible work. They’ll get to hear from industry pioneers, learning the credit union difference and their purpose in our movement.
Your organizations have pivoted and innovated to serve credit unions and we want to help you celebrate that! Through sponsorships and viewing packages, you can bring the spirit of Wegner into your organization to uplift, re-energize and re-center the work you do serving credit unions.
Never been to CUNA GAC or the Wegner Dinner before? Now is your chance! We are bringing the Foundation Celebration to you to with the same look, feel and energy you would experience during the dinner. You will hear from industry pioneers who have helped shape the credit union movement and learn more about the true purpose of credit unions.
Why Attend the Celebration?
Your support of the Foundation Celebration makes all the difference. People need credit unions now more than ever, and the National Credit Union Foundation exists to help credit unions put their best foot forward to meet members where they are in life. The Foundation enhances the work of credit unions through grants and resources to put financial well-being at the center of their strategy, training and tools to empower a culture of living their values and mechanisms to facilitate disaster relief efforts.
Credit unions and the Foundation have a shared purpose and together, we are truly boundless.
Get in touch
For more information on the Foundation Celebration
Contact Jenni Speth, Events & Donor Experience Senior Manager