You, your colleagues and the credit unions in the League work diligently to embody the philosophy of “People Helping People.” ICUL is proud to recognize the individuals and credit unions that go above and beyond these efforts, every day, to improve the lives of their members and communities. We invite you to browse these awards — you might just recognize some colleagues.
Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have tirelessly given their time, talents and ingenuity to preserve and expand the credit union movement. These pioneers who organized and ran credit unions, chapters or leagues are honored for their accomplishments.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
This award honors the work of credit unions to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs other than personal finance education.
Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award
Named after the “Mother of Credit Unions” this award is given to a credit union for its practical application of credit union philosophy within its internal operations.
Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
Honoring the importance of teaching personal finance concepts and skills to our younger generations, this award recognizes credit union efforts aimed at members and nonmembers under age 18.
Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
This award acknowledges leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy education to members and nonmembers ages 18 and older.
Spirit of Service Award
This recognizes one volunteer and one employee within the ICUL movement. It honors the unsung heroes — credit union staff and volunteers — who take extraordinary efforts to exemplify “people helping people” in their everyday lives.
Small Credit Union Award
This award is given to outstanding credit unions under $50 million in assets.