June 26, 2009
Latino Community CU President/CEO Luis Pastor accepted the award in Pinehurst.
-- Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) earned statewide recognition for community service at the 74th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Credit Union League in Pinehurst. LCCU received first place in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award competition at a special banquet held Monday evening, June 15th.
The annual Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes and promotes credit unions’ social responsibility efforts within the communities they serve. Credit unions enter the program in separate asset categories, which allows them to compete fairly against credit unions of equal size and resources. Latino won the award in the $50 to $100 million-asset category for Angelica’s Dreams, which was a film created to show community members the process that many Latino families experience when buying a home. The movie also helps Latino families better understand the financial services industry in America.
LCCU will now compete with similarly sized credit unions for the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award. Winners will be announced by the Credit Union National Association later this year.
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The NC Credit Union League represents the nearly 100 credit unions in NC. Credit unions are not for profit financial institutions that are owned and controlled by their members. Visit www.ncleague.org for more information.