10th Annual Star Gala – Friday, September 22, 2017 Ellie Caukins Opera House, Denver

2017 10th Annual Star Gala

September 22, 2017 at Ellie Caukins Opera House, Denver

The 2017 Stars of the Credit Union Movement will be recognized at the 10th Annual Foundation Gala on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Four unique awards, each with specific criteria, are now open for nominations:

 

Individual Awards
Emerging Leader of the Year
Distinguished Leaders Award

 

Credit Union Awards
Community Impact Award
Credit Union of the Year Award

 

Below is a description of each award with more details available in the downloadable nomination forms located at the bottom of this page (just scroll down).  Credit Unions, Chapters, and other credit union groups should submit NO MORE THAN ONE entry per category.

 

Nomination forms will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017.  Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to dsantangelo@mwcua.com  We look forward to receiving your nominations!

 

Awards

 

Distinguished Leader Award will recognize lifelong service in the credit union movement reaching beyond the work at the natural person credit union that is exemplified by serving at the state, national, or international level.  Achievement requires a contribution(s) which has benefited many credit unions.  The recipient of this award will be inducted into the CU House Hall of Leaders in Washington, D.C.

 

Credit Union Emerging Leader of the Year Award will recognize an emerging leader serving the Arizona, Colorado, or Wyoming credit union movement.  Any non-CEO/President level paid employee of an Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming credit union during 2016 is eligible.

 

Community Impact Award will recognize a credit union program that has positively affected the community and Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming credit union movement.  Any service or project of an Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming credit union is eligible.  Nominations must be submitted by the credit union initiating the program.

 

Credit Union of the Year Award will recognize an individual credit union for its innovation and outstanding achievements in the various areas of day-to-day operations, financial prowess, and member service.  This award will be judged based on credit union asset size in the following categories: up to $100M, $100M – $500M, and over $500M.

 

Please download and complete the appropriate nomination form here

 

If you have questions, please contact Dan Santangelo, Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Association Services at 720-479-3276 or 800-477-1697 x 3276.

 

Congratulations to our 2016 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