On behalf of America’s credit unions, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) accepted the U.S. Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for the 2015-2016 school year. This award was presented by Junior Achievement (JA) USA, an official certifying organization for this award, at JA’s 2017 Volunteer Summit on March 7, 2017 for the over 15,000 volunteer hours dedicated to Junior Achievement programs by America’s credit unions.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a U.S. presidential recognition program created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals and organizations who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. Junior Achievement USA® has the privilege of bestowing this degree of honor to organizations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
“The Foundation is humbled to accept this prestigious award on behalf of credit unions around the country who have dedicated significant volunteer time and support to foster youth financial capability through Junior Achievement,” said Gigi Hyland, Executive Director at the Foundation, who attended the JA Volunteer Summit to accept the award. “Credit unions’ sole mission is to improve the financial well-being of their members. This award is testament to that dedication and commitment to improve the financial futures of the next generation and strengthen the financial well-being of all Americans.”
Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program that fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Credit unions across the country support their local JA program to work collaboratively towards impacting the future leaders of business and their communities.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
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
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
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the
Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.