Foundation Announces 2020 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winners

Tickets/Sponsorships Now Available to Celebrate Awardees at Annual Fundraising Gala

The National Credit Union Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement; John Fiore, Teresa Freeborn and Maurice R. Smith.

The honorees will be celebrated at the annual Foundation Dinner on February 24th, 2020 at the Marriot Marquis in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

Sponsorships and tickets for this black-tie optional dinner are available online here or by mail with the deadline of February 10th to purchase. There are a variety of noteworthy sponsorship and ticket opportunities for this fundraising gala that credit union organizations and individuals can take advantage of.

More about the distinguished 2020 awardees:
  • John Fiore, Director, Andigo Credit Union and Director Emeritus, Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union in Illinois;
  • Teresa Freeborn, President and Chief Executive of Xceed Financial Credit Union in California; and
  • Maurice R. Smith, CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union in North Carolina.
A detailed profile of each award-winner to come!

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, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

For More Information & Questions... Jenni Speth, Events and Donor Experience Senior Manager, at or 608.231.4979