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United States Development Education (DE) Awards

The DE Awards provide an opportunity to honor those individuals who exemplify what DE stands for through their individual or cooperative efforts.

What are the awards?

The United States Development Education (DE) Program Awards provide U.S.-trained Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) the opportunity to honor those individuals who exemplify the DE spirit through their individual or cooperative efforts to make a difference in the movement. Examples may include marketing and communications around the DE program to enhance participation, coordinating a project which benefits a local or national community, developing a fundraising strategy to benefit a local charity or credit union organization, promoting financial literacy and education to youth and adults, reaching decision-makers through advocacy efforts, providing technical assistance to a credit union or related organization, or completing an international volunteer project.

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Award Categories

These awards are given in the following three categories:

  • Individual Achievement

    Honors a single individual for accomplishments that have made a significant impact on the national or international basis. Nomination should cite a specific achievement.

  • Cooperative Spirit Award

    Honors a group of individuals for a project that has made a significant difference to a community, school, a credit union or the greater credit union movement.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Honors an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the credit union movement and the DE program over several years of service.

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