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SILVER STATE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION WINS STATE LOUISE HERRING AND DESJARDINS AWARDS

SILVER STATE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION WINS STATE LOUISE HERRING AND DESJARDINS AWARDS

Entries Advance to National Competition September 2013

Las Vegas, NV - Silver State Schools Credit Union won a first-place state award in the Louise Herring for Philosophy in Action Award program. In addition, Silver State Schools Credit Union received first-place honors in the state Desjardins Financial Education Awards.

The Credit Union will now compete in the national credit union recognition programs.

Silver State Schools Credit Union received a first-place award in the $250 million to $1 billion asset category for its Piggy Bank Project, a collaborative effort between the Credit Union, Bracken Elementary School, The United Way of Southern Nevada, Young Philanthropist Society, Junior Achievement, and Andson Foundation. The project is a combination of an on-campus bank, financial literacy in the classroom, and student homework designed to include parents. In the first year, students saved more than $18,000. The judges called it an “excellent demonstration of the credit union mission,” and “commitment to the community.”

The Piggy Bank Project also netted Silver State Schools Credit Union a first-place Desjardins Youth Financial Educational Award in the more-than-$500-million-asset category.

Each awards program is administered at the state level by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, and nationally by the Credit Union National Association. Entries were submitted to the Leagues and judged by a committee from the Mountain West Credit Union Association.

The Louise Herring Award honors credit unions for practical application of the philosophy of “People Helping People” within the actual operation of the credit union. Only first-place winners in each asset category advance to the national competition.

The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards recognize activities supporting the personal finance education of young members and nonmembers, while the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Awards honor credit union efforts to educate adult members and nonmembers. Only first-place winners in each asset category advance to the national competition.


SSSCU WINS STATE LOUISE HERRING AND DESJARDINS AWARDS
Release Date: 9/17/2013

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