Credit union earns highest honors from the
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for local financial literacy efforts.
Greenville Federal Credit Union is honored
to be included among a select group of national award recipients for the CUNA Alphonse
Desjardins Awards. The credit union was recognized by CUNA as the second-place
recipient of the Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education
Award in the $250 million to $1 billion in assets category for its “Empowering
Women with Financial Literacy” programming.
The Desjardins Award recognizes leadership within the credit union
movement on behalf of financial literacy for members and nonmembers of all
ages. The award, named after credit union pioneer Alphonse Desjardins,
emphasizes the movement's longtime commitment to financial education.
Greenville Federal Credit Union received the award for designing and
delivering year-long financial wellness workshops in partnership with three area
non-profit organizations serving minority and marginalized groups - Nicholtown
Child and Family Collaborative, YouthBASE, and Jasmine Road. The workshops were
specifically tailored to women and families, and offered in Spanish. Topics included
budgeting, banking, credit scores and loans, managing debt, home buying, and
planning for the future.
“This recognition affirms our commitment to providing meaning financial
education to all groups within our community,” said credit union president and
CEO, Paul Hughes. “Stepping up to offer financial resources and tools for
marginalized and underserved groups is exactly why we exist, and we are honored
to be recognized for our efforts at this level.”
Prior to earning national recognition, Greenville Federal Credit Union
received first place in the state-level Carolinas Credit Union League award
competition. All national award winners will be honored at the upcoming CUNA
Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC in March 2024.
For more information about the CUNA Awards,
please visit (external link): https://www.cuna.org/about/awards.html
For more information about the state-level
awards, please visit (external link): https://www.carolinasleague.org/news/652148/Carolinas-Foundation-announces-2023-state-level-CUNA-Awards-winners-.htm