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Beacon Credit Union wins statewide award

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Beacon Credit Union recently received First Place Honors in the judging of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award ($1 billon+ asset category) in the Indiana Credit Union League’s statewide competition. Beacon received the award in regards to Project Spotlight, the community-inspired charitable giving campaign created by the Credit Union.

Project Spotlight was first launched in 2010, and as the contest has grown over the last three years it is quickly becoming an annual staple in local communities. Since the inception of Project Spotlight in 2010, Beacon has donated a total of $61,250 to over 100 local non-for-profit organizations and charitable projects located throughout the twelve communities that Beacon serves.

Giving back to local communities has always been a priority of Beacon, but the creation of Project Spotlight came from the Credit Union’s desire to deepen their level of commitment to social responsibility in their communities. Through Project Spotlight, local charitable giving projects (both large and small) have the opportunity to not only receive funding from Beacon, but also to gain invaluable public exposure through the increased community awareness that they receive as a Project Spotlight participant.

Beacon Credit Union was honored with the statewide Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award at the Indiana Credit Union League Convention Award Banquet that was held on Friday, September 27. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Program was established to encourage credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities. The award is named after Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer who worked with numerous organizations to improve the living standards of the poor and needy. The award nominees compete with other credit unions in their asset category for the award. Beacon tied with Indiana Members Credit Union and both were awarded first place in the $1 billion+ asset category.