The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award recognizes the charitable work and external programs of credit unions that benefit local communities, including fundraising and volunteering.
Altra received this award for its 90 Acts of Kindness in celebration of its 90th anniversary in 2021. This project was an all-encompassing, yearlong process to engage members, non-members, and 100% of staff in the cooperative principle of concern for community through national days of celebration, donations, volunteerism, and sponsorships. This included member shred events, diaper drives, pet food donations, school supply donations, food pantry fundraising, and more.
The Alphonse Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognize outstanding involvement in financial education. Two separate awards recognize credit unions’ efforts to financially educate youth and adults.
Altra received the Youth award for its many partnerships promoting the importance of financial education, including its Altra Jr. app, launch of the Zogo app, its in-person and virtual instruction to over 10,000 youth, and its Banzai! teen platform which awarded two $5,000 financial education scholarships.
Altra also received the Adult award for providing adults with financial educational opportunities, including videos, virtual presentations, social media outreach, and a regular podcast series.
“We place a great deal of importance on community outreach and financial education in the communities we serve,” said Steve Koenen, President and CEO at Altra. “We’re honored to be recognized by The League and CUNA for the work we do to support our members and those communities.”