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Financial Center First Credit Union Honored with Four National Awards

March 07, 2018

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has awarded Financial Center First Credit Union with four national awards for financial literacy and community outreach. The honors were received at CUNA’s national Government Affairs Convention (GAC) in Washington, D.C. on February 28.

Each award demonstrates Financial Center’s commitment to the co-operative and community-minded nature of credit unions.

“Financial Center First Credit Union truly reflects the principles that credit unions aspire to, and [FCFCU’s] hard work is one of the reasons why Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner, said Jim Nussle, President and CEO of CUNA.

Financial Center First Credit Union staff accept four national awards for financial literacy and community advocacy at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Convention in Washington, D.C.. (L to R): Jim Nussle, President and CEO of CUNA, Financial Center Staff: Kyle Ratkey, Marla Tackett, Mark Moulton, Carol Kinser, Daniel Kavanaugh, Dusty Simmons, Julie Kroening, Barbara Wood, Michael Poole, Marco Dominguez, James Davidson, and Kevin Ryan, and John McKenzie, President of the Indiana Credit Union League.

  • 1st Place DesJardins Adult Financial Education Award recognizes Financial Center for providing adult financial literacy to over 3,000 people in Central Indiana. This is Financial Center’s fourth consecutive national award for adult financial education.

  • 1st Place Dora Maxwell Award recognizes the Credit Union for demonstrating outstanding social responsibility due to its partnership with Fox 59’s year-long Pack the Pantries program which helps bring awareness and financial support of Central Indiana food pantries.

  • 2nd Place Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award demonstrates the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’. Financial Center won for its International Advisory Committee which advises its Board of Directors on financial issues faced by Central Indiana’s growing immigrant community.

  • Honorable Mention DesJardins Youth Financial Education Award recognizes Financial Center for providing guest lectures, financial education materials, and scholarships to local high school students.

Of the four awards offered, Financial Center received recognition in each category in the $250 million to $1 billion asset category.

“To receive recognition in all four CUNA award categories is nearly unprecedented and a huge honor,” said Kevin Ryan, Financial Center’s President/CEO. “We may not be the biggest credit union, but I would venture to say we have the biggest heart. I have to thank our Board, our members, and our staff for their commitment to improving not only the financial lives of our members but the lives of everyone in the community we serve.”

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