2018 Wegner Awards Dinner Wrap-up

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Another Wegner Dinner is in the books! We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards on Monday, February 26th in Washington, DC. We were so honored to have  Andy Janning, CEO and Founder of Man on Fire Enterprises, as the event’s emcee.

We had a record breaking attendance of over 930 people at the dinner, all who were there to honor our four inspiring award winners. This year, we honored the following individuals for Outstanding Individual Achievement:

You can click here to view each of their winner tribute videos that highlight their amazing contributions to the credit union movement.

See below for quotes from each of the award winners:

“Tonight is an opportune moment to recognize and express appreciation to CUNA, the World Council of Credit Unions, US Peace Corp and the USAID (US Agency International Development) for providing me and many others with opportunities to effectively engage in worldwide credit union advocacy work,” said Castro after accepting his award. “I am truly honored to be here tonight because of these organizations and because of the movement.”

“I’m not quite sure how I belong in the distinguished company of Wegner awardees, but I’m really grateful to be included in the group,” said Hampel after accepting his award. “This is a great honor that I’m really proud of.”

“I attended my first Herb Wegner Dinner in 1993, and I have not missed one since,” said Purvis after accepting his award. “To receive the Herb Wegner Award is the highest honor one can receive in our movement. To be added to the list of 92 individuals and organizations who have received this award is beyond anything I ever imagined when I began my credit union career in 1981.”

“Relevance requires us to stand together united for the common good,” said Mitchell after accepting her award. “Stand up for diversity! Stand up for what’s right. Stand up for what you believe in. This is not my lifetime achievement, it’s a renewed challenge to me and all of us to stand up for the credit union purpose.”

This year’s winners joined an elite group of 64 individuals and 28 organizations whose efforts over the past 30 years have earned them the recognition of Herb Wegner Memorial Awards.

Stay tuned for more photos from the red carpet and the awards dinner coming soon! Thank you to all who attended and made the dinner such an inspirational and powerful evening. We can’t wait for next year!

Click here to download the high resolution images of each of the awardees.


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