On September 23rd, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation hosted the 9th Annual Star Gala at the glamorous Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Each year, this event allows us to recognize some of our industries finest while raising money for programs that support the long-term success of credit unions within their communities. This year’s Gala was a tremendous success! Attendance was up 22%, and gross income grew by 14% to support the work of the Foundation.
Money raised from the annual gala event goes to fund Foundation programs that provide scholarships for numerous leadership, professional development and academic opportunities; financial services, development and public financial education grants; and other programs supporting credit unions in Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming, the states served by the Mountain West Credit Union Association.
Congratulations to our award recipients:
Justin Wolfe, Canyon State Credit Union – Emerging Leader Award
Community Choice Credit Union – Credit Union of the Year Award Under 100 Million
Denver Community Credit Union – Credit Union of the Year 100 Million to 500 Million
Premier Members Credit Union – Credit Union of the Year over 500 Million
Susan Frank, CEO, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union – Distinguished Leader Award
Eva Gaudio, Senior Vice President of Governmental and Student Affairs, Elevations Credit Union – Distinguished Leader Award
Carla Hedrick, CEO, Denver Community Credit Union – Distinguished Leader Award
Claudia Milan, CEO, Arapahoe Credit Union – Distinguished Leader Award
Partner Colorado Credit Union – Community Impact Award Recipient
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union – Community Impact Runner-up
Partner Colorado Credit Union Community Impact video
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Community Impact runner up video