Awards

Travis Lane of DOLFCU is the first-ever winner of the Miriam Rivera Lieb Emerging Leader Award.
Photo credit: Jason Putsche Photography

The MD|DC Credit Union Association recognizes the accomplishments of individuals and credit unions through a variety of awards.

Miriam Rivera Lieb Emerging Leader Award
The award honors the legacy of Miriam Rivera Lieb who was a passionate advocate and leader in the credit union movement for more than three decades. She was also a mentor, helping encourage and cultivate the talents of many current credit union leaders earlier in their careers. The award recognizes a credit union professional, 40 or under, who shares Lieb’s dedication to the core principles of credit unions and demonstrates the potential to be a leader. The winner receives a professional development package.

Professional of the Year
The Professional of the Year award is presented to an individual who possesses outstanding leadership qualities and has made significant contributions to the growth and well-being of their credit union, and the credit union movement in Maryland and the Washington Metro area.

Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes a credit union volunteer who best represents the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement. Recipients are chosen based on their involvement with credit unions at the local and state levels, along with participation in activities that better their communities.

Wright Patman Award
The Wright Patman Award is the Association’s highest honor and recognizes an individual’s extraordinary contributions to credit unions. The award is named after Congressman William Wright Patman, a tireless advocate for credit unions who co-sponsored the Credit Union Act of 1934.

Marketing Trailblazer Awards
The Marketing Trailblazer Awards recognize outstanding marketing and communications achievements in a variety of categories by member credit unions:

• Best Integrated Campaign
• Best Member Communications
• Best Digital Marketing
• Best Advertising Campaign
• Best Social Media/Content Marketing
• Best Consumer Financial Education
• Best ROI
• Best Special Project
• Best of Show Christine DeWitt Memorial Award (determined by judges based on entries received)

CUNA National Awards
The state-level CUNA National Awards recognize credit unions that demonstrate social responsibility, the credit union philosophy and financial education. First place winners advance to CUNA’s national awards competition.

Desjardins Youth & Adult Financial Education Awards
Recognizing leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth and adult financial literacy. They consider all activities supporting members and non-members in the 18-and-under and 18-and-over age groups, including face-to-face teaching, publicity, lobbying for curriculum requirements, along with teacher and volunteer training.

Louise Herring Philosophy-in- Action Member Service Award
Recognizing credit union efforts to improve members’ lives through programs other than personal finance education. Philosophy-in-action is what distinguishes credit unions from other financial services providers.

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
Encouraging credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities other than personal finance education.