Dora Maxwell Award

PORTLAND, OR – October 9, 2015 – America’s Credit Union (ACU) was recognized for their contributions to their local military community and philanthropy with the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award was presented to ACU at the Amplify Awards hosted by the Northwest Credit Union Association in Portland, Oregon.

Dora Maxwell was a pioneer in the American credit union movement. In the 1920’s she served on the first Board of Directors at the New York State Credit Union League, and in 1931 helped to organize the Credit Union National Extension Bureau which later became the Credit Union National Association. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, Maxwell developed volunteer credit union organizations to help improve the living standards of the poor and needy.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award was established by the Credit Union National Association to encourage credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities. ACU won first place in their asset category at the state level and so they will be entered at the national level also.

“We’re so thrilled here at ACU to have won this award. It’s a testament to the great work our staff does and the tremendous value we place on supporting our members and our local military,” says Kenneth S. Leonard, President/CEO.


Left to right: Heidi West, Vice President of Marketing, receives the award on behalf of ACU from Barbara Mathey, Chair of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors
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