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The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Awards Gala

The Carolinas Credit Union League is a proud supporter of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, and together we will honor several credit unions and credit union professionals on February 1, 2018 – the night before Carolinas Credit Union Connect. This will be a semi-formal event with cocktail attire encouraged. All event proceeds with go towards the Foundation’s exclusive sponsorship of Victory Junction’s Reach Program.

 Please note: Tickets to the gala have sold out.

Awards Gala Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Plated Dinner Service

7:45 p.m.  Awards Presentation & Entertainment

Dinner Sponsor:                                         

Table Sponsors:


2017 Honorees

Cathy Pace – Allegacy Federal Credit Union, President/CEO

Individual Professional Achievement Award

For her commitment to the holistic wellbeing of Allegacy’s employees, members and the communities it serves.

Dorinda Edwards – American Partners, President/CEO

Lifetime Achievement Award

For her more than 30 years of service to American Partners Credit Union. Under Dorinda’s leadership, the credit union has grown from 2,000 members with $4 million in assets to a full-service $50 million credit union with 8,300 members.

John Radebaugh – Carolinas Credit Union League, President/CEO

Lifetime Achievement Award

For his lifelong commitment to the local, national, and global credit union communities. In his 14 years over Carolina credit unions, Radebaugh has maintained one of highest affiliation rates of any league in the country.

Maria Scanga – Latino Community Credit Union, Board Chair

Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

For her lifelong commitment to the Latino and minority communities and most importantly for dedication to Latino Community Credit union, where she has been a board member consistently since co-founding the credit union in 2000.


Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award

$250 million – $1 billion in assets
1st Palmetto Citizens FCU MoneyWACH: Financial Education Partnership With Local News Station

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

$250 million – $1 billion in assets
1st Palmetto Citizens FCU Entrepreneurship Camp for Teens
2nd SC State CU Realities of Money-Ware Shoals High School

More than $1 billion in assets
1st Truliant FCU Financial Education Grants
2nd SC FCU 2016 Scholarships

Dora Maxwell

Dora Maxwell Award

$50 million – 250 million in assets
1st SPC CU 75 Days of Kindness Celebrating our 75th anniversary
2nd Greenville FCU The Branch at Greenville High School
3rd Georgetown Kraft CU Taking Baby Steps

$250 million – $1 billion in assets
1st Fort Bragg FCUFocus on Fitness Campaign
2nd Family Trust FCU 60 Years Strong and Giving Back
3rd Heritage Trust FCU American Cancer Society/Relayfor Life

More than $1 billion in assets
1st Local Government FCU Development Finance Initiative in partnership with UNC
2nd Coastal CU The 2017 Power of Sharing Gala
3rd Truliant FCU #Team Truliant Employee Charities

Louise Herring

Louise Herring Award

$50 – $250 million in assets
1st Carolina Foothills FCU
Right Path

$250 million-$1 billion in assets
1st Heritage Trust FCU
Heritage Trust Youth
Apprenticeship Program

More than $1 billion in assets
1st Coastal CU
Camp Coastal: Principles and
Philosophy Workshop for
Coastal Employees

Entertainment – Kyle Petty


We all know Kyle Petty for his connection to Victory Junction but most are unaware that this former racecar driver turned racing analyst has always carried a passion for music. A traveling preacher at the racetrack gave Petty his very first guitar at age 12 and by high school, he was writing his own music. Petty has found creative influences in such country artists as Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard and singer-songwriters Carole King, James Taylor, Harry Chapin and Jim Croce. Throughout the ‘80s, Kyle was an opening act for various bands, and now enjoys open-mic night at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, where he resides with his wife Morgan. The Foundation is honored to have Kyle join us for a performance of his favorite songs.


CCUL Foundation Dinner

The sponsorships listed below are for credit unions. Service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities click HERE, or contact us for details.

Dinner Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Table Sponsor

A Reserved Table of 10

Tickets (SOLD OUT)

Individual Tickets (Sold Out)

Sponsorship Opportunities Include:

Exclusive level sponsorship. Sponsor to emcee the awards program. (SOLD)


Exclusive level sponsorship. Sponsor to introduce the evening’s entertainment. (SOLD)


Sponsorship of the awards dinner. Includes 10 tickets to dinner, optional table tents with logo and message on dinner tables. 35% off sponsorship of the Connect conference.


Sponsor of the cocktail reception. Includes 10 tickets to the dinner. Optional cocktail table tents with logo and message or printed logo on bar napkins.


Table sponsorship includes 10 tickets (a table) at the awards dinner. A professional reprint of the award winner’s write-up. A professional press release.