Foundation Announces 2017 Wegner Award Winners

Two Individuals & One Program to Receive CU's Highest Honors

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. The Cooperative Trust will be recognized for Outstanding Program and garnering Outstanding Individual Achievement awards are Stan Hollen and Maria Martinez.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at a special dinner hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on February 27, 2017, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. Registration for dinner sponsorships and tickets will be available on the Foundation website ( within the next month.

The awards ceremony celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. Detailed profiles will be released in the next two weeks of the following 2017 Wegner Award honorees:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Stan Hollen, retired President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services;
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Maria Martinez, President/CEO of Border Federal Credit Union; and
  • Outstanding Program: The Cooperative Trust from the Filene Research Institute.

About the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards:
The awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities.  The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership. View past award recipients here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.