About the event
The Foundation Dinner is our primary fundraising event. The generosity and support of the event’s sponsors directly affects the Foundation’s ability to catalyze change through credit unions nationwide.
A mainstay of the annual event is the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards ceremony.
Nominations for the 2023 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are now closed. The recipients will be announced this fall.
The winners are determined by a committee of credit union affiliated leaders and ratified by the Foundation’s board. The 2023 awards will be presented on Monday, February 27, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Individual Achievement Award
- Lucy Ito, retired President & CEO, NASCUS (VA)
- Roger Heacock, retired President & CEO, Black Hills Federal Credit Union (SD)
Outstanding Organization Award
- Faith Based Credit Union Alliance (IL)
The Anchor Award is a rare accolade. It stands apart from the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards (although is presented during the event) and is given by the Foundation Board of Directors.
In 2022, it was presented to the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) in recognition of its global efforts to unite financial industries in eradicating racism. Read more.
Prior to 2022, the Anchor Award was last presented to Brett Martinez, president and CEO of Redwood Credit Union, in 2019.
The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CEO.
The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are the credit union movement’s highest national honors and celebrate individuals and programs that put belief into action.
Crystal Long – Texas
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Get in touch
For more information on the Foundation Dinner
Contact Jenni Speth, Senior Manager of Engagement