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Recognition Awards


Each year, our Recognition Awards program honors individuals for their exceptional contributions to the credit union movement and the members they serve. This year, all Recognition Award winners will be honored at EXCEL 24, the New York Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting & Convention on Saturday, June 15 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY!


The nomination period for the 2024 Individual Recognition Awards has closed for 2024.


Individual Awards

The following awards are presented to deserving individuals each year: Outstanding Young Professional, Outstanding Professional, Outstanding Volunteer, and the New York Credit Union Hall of Fame.

Note: All individual Recognition Awards will be submitted online.


Credit Union Awards

On January 1, CUNA and NAFCU merged to create America’s Credit Unions. 

As part of this transformative journey, America’s Credit Unions has decided to suspend what was previously referred to as the CUNA Awards Program for 2024. This hiatus will allow them to carefully evaluate the best way to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of our industry, aligning with the vision, mission, and purpose of their new organization. 

Since our state level awards are closely connected to the national level awards program, the New York Credit Union Association will also be suspending the New York Credit Union Recognition Awards program. We look forward to taking this time to assess our state level program and are excited to see the refreshed program from America’s Credit Unions.

Important Dates for 2024

March 18: Submission deadline
Early April: Individual Recognition Award winners notified
June 15: Individual Recognition Award winners honored at EXCEL 24, the New York Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting & Convention

Questions? Please contact Heather D'Arcy, Director of Events & Training, at (800) 342-9835, ext. 8127 or Heather.Darcy@nycua.org, or email our Member Relations team at Member.Relations@nycua.org.