Foundation Dinner

The Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

Celebrating the innovators of the credit union movement.

About the event

The Foundation Dinner is our primary fundraising event, and a mainstay of the annual event is the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards ceremony. The generosity and support of the event’s sponsors directly affects the Foundation’s ability to catalyze change through credit unions nationwide.

34th Annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

Monday, February 27, 2023, at 6:30 PM

Marriott Marquis Ballroom, Washington, DC

Attire: Black tie optional

Additional information will be added soon.

Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

The 2023 Herb Wegner Memorial Award winners will be announced on October 3, 2022.

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.

Previous Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winner Collage

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)

Read more.

Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winners, 2022

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.

Anchor Award winner, 2022

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards were established in 1988 in honor and memory of Herbert G. Wegner. The National Credit Union Foundation is proud to honor leaders, programs, and organizations of the credit union movement who, like Herb Wegner, have made a lasting impact through innovation and passion for their members, employees, and communities’ financial well-being.

Learn more about Herb Wegner.

Herb Wegner Speaking on stage

The 2022 Foundation Dinner sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Visa Logo

Catalyst Sponsor

  • CO-OP Financial Services Logo

Hero Sponsors

Philanthropist Sponsors

AACUC • AACUL • Alloya Corporate FCU • ALM First Financial Advisors • Bellco CU • California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues • Carolinas Credit Union League • Cornerstone Foundation • Corporate One FCU • CUNA • CUNA Councils • CU Association of New Mexico • Dakota Credit Union Association & BHFCU • Fiserv • GECU • Gesa CU• Lake Trust CU • League of Southeastern Credit Unions • Metro CU • Michigan Credit Union League • Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates • Mountain West Credit Union Foundation • PSCU • Redwood CU • SavvyMoney • Suncoast CU • Trellance • Visions FCU • Wisconsin Credit Union League • Zest AI

Get in touch

For more information on the Foundation Dinner

Contact Jenni Speth, Senior Manager of Engagement

Jenni Speth Headshot

Jennifer Speth, CUDE

Senior Manager of Engagement

Jenni manages the planning and execution of all Foundation major events and works directly with the Engagement Director to enhance donor experiences.