DuPont Community Credit Union wins top honors for commitment to community

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) was recently recognized with three awards for service to the local community from both the Virginia Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

dupont-credit-unionDCCU was ranked first in the state with a Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award for DCCU’s impact on the local community through its partnership with the United Way.  Additionally, DCCU’s commitment to community education was recognized with two awards – a first place Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award and a second place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award.

“I am extremely proud of DuPont Community Credit Union’s recent recognitions,” said Gerald B. Hershey, DCCU’s President and CEO, “while our primary focus will always be providing great solutions and service to our members, a key part of DCCU’s mission is a genuine commitment to our community, and these awards reflect that.”

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award
The Maxwell award is presented to credit unions in eight asset-size categories for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. DCCU employees participated in the United Way of Greater Augusta’s Day of Caring this year by volunteering at several local community agencies. In addition, over 100 hours were volunteered to special projects directly affecting the United Way’s community partner agencies.

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award
This award recognizes credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18. DCCU worked with over 50 organizations to offer financial education opportunities to the youth of this community, resulting in 4,240 financial education exposures.

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award
The award recognizes credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older. DCCU’s Adult Financial Education initiatives recorded 413 exposures this year.

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