Director, Andigo Credit Union and Director Emeritus, Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union
President and Chief Executive of Xceed Financial Credit Union
Maurice R. Smith
CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union
The Foundation Dinner
The Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards is the primary fundraising event for the Foundation. As one of our pillars of work, it also serves to inspire attendees to remember the reasons why our credit union movement is special and the impact we have upon people’s financial lives.
This year’s dinner took place on February 24th, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. It shattered all previous attendance records with over 1,000 credit union people gathering to celebrate our awardees, the credit union difference and the Foundation.
In Honor of Herb Wegner
Since 1989, the Foundation has presented the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, which are often referred to as the “Academy Awards” of the credit union movement. The awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities.
These awards are the credit union movement’s highest national honors and celebrate individuals and programs that put belief into action. Their achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for millions of people around the world.
The awards are presented each year at a special event in conjunction with the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).
Past Recipients of the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards
Herb Wegner was a visionary whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the way that credit unions serve their communities.
The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize credit union leaders whose achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for millions of people around the world.See all past Herb Wegner Award Winners
Maurice R. Smith, CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union
Becoming a Wegner Award recipient is an unparalleled honor in the credit union movement. The award showcases the contributions and commitments of credit union heroes and I am flattered to be mentioned in a similar light as some of these giants in our industry. This is a labor of love. I meant it. To think that we get to help people uplift their lives is a reward unto itself.
AACUL • African-American Credit Union Coalition • Alaska Credit Union League • ALM First Financial Advisors • BECU • California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues • Carolinas Credit Union League • Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation • Corporate One Federal Credit Union • Credit Union Association of New Mexico • CU Solutions Group • CUNA • CUNA Councils • CUNA Mutual Group • CUNA Strategic Services • Fiserv • Gesa Credit Union • Illinois Credit Union League • Kinecta Federal Credit Union • League of Southeastern Credit Unions • Local Government Federal Credit Union • Maine Credit Union League • Metro Credit Union • Mountain West Credit Union Foundation • Northwest Credit Union Foundation • PSCU • PSECU • Redwood Credit Union • State Employees’ Credit Union • Trellance • University Federal Credit Union • Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union • Vystar Credit Union • Wisconsin Credit Union League
Get in touch
For more information on the Wegner Awards Dinner
Contact Jenni Speth, Events & Donor Experience Senior Manager