2024 Wegner Winners

The Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

Celebrating the innovators of the credit union movement.

About the Foundation Dinner

The Foundation Dinner is our primary fundraising event. The generosity and support of attendees and sponsors directly affects our ability to catalyze change through credit unions.

A mainstay of the annual event is the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards ceremony—the credit union movement’s highest national honors.


The awards were established to honor the memory of Herb Wegner, a visionary leader who served as President & CEO of CUNA in the 1970s who is noted for seeing the credit union movement not as it was but how it could be.  

The National Credit Union Foundation is proud to host these awards, the credit union movement’s highest national honors.

In 2025, we will celebrate the 36th annual Foundation Dinner. The evening is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating leaders, programs, and organizations that have made a lasting impact on the credit union movement. 

Nominations are now open. Access the 2025 Nomination Packet today. Have more questions?

Check out the FAQ Document for Wegner Award Nomination here.

2024 Herb Wegner Memorial Award winners

Tony C. Budet

For Tony, rates, fees, and convenience are table stakes. As he sees it, the real credit union difference comes in “the outcomes their investments have in the communities they serve.” And his actions are even louder than his words.

Read more about Tony here.

Tony C. Budet, Former President & CEO at University Federal Credit Union

Tony C. Budet, Former President & CEO
University Federal Credit Union

Judy S. DeLucca

Over the span of 40 years, Judy DeLucca has been a catalyst in the financial rights movement to help improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. This is evident through her commitment to ensure that over 50% of the credit union staff maintains the designation through CUNA of being a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor.

Read more about Judy here.

Judy S. DeLucca, President & Chief Executive Officer at New Orleans Firemen's Federal Credit Union

Judy S. DeLucca, President & Chief Executive Officer
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union

Bob Trunzo

Under Bob’s leadership, TruStage has experienced record growth and strengthened the credit union system because the company places customers at the center of its strategy and deliver innovative solutions through their preferred channels. Under his leadership, TruStage has embraced the idea of “doing well by doing good” to benefit the credit union system and our society, and it has led to strong business results and a culture that resonates with and excites employees. He genuinely cares about people and uses his position of influence to improve their lives without expecting recognition or fanfare in return.

Read more about Bob here.

Bob Trunzo, President Emeritus at TruStage

Bob Trunzo, Former President & Chief Executive Officer

Selfreliance Foundation

Since it was established, the Selfreliance Foundation has actively supported community organizations (churches, community and cultural organizations, museums, schools, youth groups) primarily in states where its offices are located (Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey). Donations from the Selfreliance Foundation have enabled these institutions and the Ukrainian Diaspora communities to thrive and stand strong during some of the most challenging times the country and world has faced.

Read more about the Selfreliance Foundation here.

Selfreliance Foundation

Selfreliance Foundation

2024 Winners

Red Carpet

Donor Reception


We are excited to gather for our 35th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. This evening is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and impact our peers have made on our movement.

We also celebrate you. Your attendance at our annual fundraising gala allows your Foundation to catalyze change through credit unions and improve financial well-being for all.

The National Credit Union Foundation Dinner 2024

Presenting Sponsor

  • Visa 2022 Logo

Foundation Champion

  • Zest AI

Foundation Catalyst Sponsors

Foundation Hero Sponsors

Foundation Philanthropist Sponsors

AACUL•Alloya Corporate FCU•ALM First•America’s Credit Unions•AWS/Mitchell Stankovic & Associates•Blaze CU•California/Nevada CU Leagues•Carolinas CU League•Catalyst Corporate FCU•Community Financial CU•Cornerstone Foundation•Corporate One FCU•Councils•CU Consulting & Translations, LLC•CUNA Strategic Services•Empower FCU•FIS•GECU•Georgia United CU•Gesa CU•GoWest CU Association•Labor CU•League of Southeastern Credit Unions•Louisiana CU League•Metro CU•Michigan CU League•National Cooperative Bank•New Orleans Firemen’s FCU•Open Lending•ORNL FCU •Premier America CU•PSCU|Co-op Solutions•State ECU•Suncoast CU•TruStage•Wisconsin CU League

Herb Wegner Memorial Awards

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards were established in 1988 to honor the memory of Herbert G. Wegner. The National Credit Union Foundation is proud to recognize leaders, programs and organizations that, like Herb Wegner, make a lasting impact on the credit union movement.


Herb Wegner speaking at an event.



Linda Headshot

The Foundation Dinner demonstrates how as an industry credit unions are intentional about being at the center of the communities we serve. Credit unions are making impactful contributions to communities across the globe everyday. The awards dinner amplifies that while we may all be leading our own incredible efforts, together we are a part of a movement that makes a difference for all.

Linda Armyn, President & CEO, Bethpage FCU

Get in touch

For more information on the Foundation Dinner

Contact Jennifer Speth, Engagement Director

Jenni Speth Headshot

Jennifer Speth, CUDE

Engagement Director

Jenni leads engagement initiatives for the Foundation including our primary fundraising event, the Foundation Dinner.

Photo/Video/Recording Release

The Foundation, itself or by its contractors, may be photographing, videotaping, audio-taping or webcasting sessions and events at its events. By attending, participants acknowledge these activities and agree to allow their image and/or voice to be used by the Foundation, such as in publications, on the Foundations’ website and in marketing and promotional materials, without compensation.