Financial Center Wins Several Awards from the Indiana Credit Union League
Pictured (back row to front row): Jo Kiel, VP Human Resources, J. Kevin Ryan, President/Chief Executive Officer,
Bryan Fluke, VP Marketing, Mike MacDonald, VP Retail Lending; Debby Blake, VP Retail Operations, Haylee Teeple, Financial Literacy Manager, Frances Tooley, SVP/Chief Operations Officer, and Lori Gonzalez, ICUL Board Chairman.
The Indiana Credit Union League recently reported the statewide results in CUNA's national awards competitions. Financial Center received four awards in total for their financial education outreach and philanthropy efforts. They took first place for the Louise Herring Award, the Alphonse Desjardins Adult Award, as well as the Alphonse Desjardins Youth Award, and second place for the Dora Maxwell Award.
First Place - Louise Herring Award
The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action formally recognizes credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of credit union philosophy. This is what distinguishes credit unions from other financial service providers. It is awarded for the internal programs that are focused on its membership and creative services that benefit its members.
First Place - Alphonse Desjardins Youth and Adult Awards
The Desjardins Education Awards recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth and adult financial literacy. Financial Center won the youth award for its demonstration of youth instruction, awareness and collaboration with educators within its two student-run branches inside Indianapolis high schools and career centers, as well as its exclusive North Central High School Panther Checking account and giveback program. The Credit Union received the adult award for its extensive financial literacy outreach program featuring seminars, workshops, newsletters, website tools, and partnerships with other not-for-profits to better educate and empower lower-income families.
Second Place - Dora Maxwell Award
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award recognizes a credit union for its social responsibility work and charitable projects that support its community. Financial Center was recognized for quarterly fundraising and volunteer hours donated to local charities that the Credit Union's employees are passionate about including the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and Samaritan's Feet.