Hughes Federal Credit Union receives top regional award for supporting more than 100 local non-profits

TUCSON, AZ (October 25, 2016) — Hughes Federal Credit Union received first place in the 2016 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award, sponsored by the Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), is given to a credit union for its outstanding commitment to community service projects.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, named after credit union pioneer Dora Maxell, recognizes credit unions that promote social responsibility within the community, specifically, for external activities that strengthen the community.

“Hughes Federal Credit Union has a strong commitment to the communities we serve. As a not-for-profit, locally-owned financial cooperative, our focus is on people; not profit,” says President/General Manager Robert J. Swick. “Every year we help numerous organizations through our Hughes Helps program with financial and volunteer support, youth and adult financial education and much more. Since January 2015, we have provided more than $125,000 in support to more than 100 local organizations.”

Hughes Federal Credit Union’s winning entry will advance to the national competition, where it will compete with community service projects from credit unions nationwide in February 2017.

Established in 1952, Hughes is a local financial cooperative owned by its 103,000 members. Making a positive difference in the financial lives of their members and giving back to the communities they serve are the driving forces behind Hughes Federal Credit Union’s success. For more information visit or call 520-794-8341.

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About Hughes Federal Credit Union

Hughes Federal Credit Union has $963 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Tucson. The Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Learn more at


Kellie Terhune Neely
VP Marketing
Hughes Federal Credit Union