9th Annual Star Gala – Friday, September 23, 2016 Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, Denver


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

Be sure to check out the 2016 Star Gala Photos and view the
Community Impact Videos below.
You can also get a digital copy of your Photo Booth Pics.

Partner Colorado Credit Union Community Impact video



Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Community Impact runner up video