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Local Credit Union Wins National Award for Social Responsibility
On June 3, 2019, Cedar Point was honored to be presented with the prestigious Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the MDDC Credit Union Association. Winning first place in the state of Maryland, the local credit union will now move into consideration at the national level.
“All credit unions focus on their communities,” says CEO Charles Roach. “And all credit unions face the challenge of how to do that best and how to really own it. At Cedar Point, we believe in building meaningful partnerships in our communities.” Whether that is through making a financial commitment or making a commitment to simply being present, Cedar Point has made a monumental effort to get out and support the community in the past two years.
Since 2017, Cedar Point has helped rebuild homes with Christmas in April, helped with Earth Day revitalization, gathered and delivered supplies to hurricane victims, delivered nearly 1000 winter coats to local missions and spent time with members of the special needs community through their partnership with SMCR. “And those are just the things we’ve done together as a team,” says Marketing Manager Kristin Kauffman. “In just the first five months of 2019, our employees have dedicated over 586 hours of their personal time to community projects. I think that CUNA really sees our efforts as representing the values of the credit union movement.”
The Dora Maxwell award was given to recognize the volunteer service that the credit union’s employees have worked so hard to make happen. “This award would not have been possible without our tireless employees,” says Roach. “Their creativity and dedication inspires our management team and we have the deepest respect for each of them.”