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Financial Center First CU Receives 4 First Place Awards from the Credit Union National Associatio

Thursday, January 24, 2019  
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Indianapolis, IN. – The Indiana Credit Union League recently reported results in the Credit Union National Association’s national award competition, and has awarded Financial Center with four first place state awards in the $250 million to $1 billion asset category.

The Credit Union was honored with the following awards:

  • First Place in the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Awards for the credit union’s overall financial education program which provides financial literacy in person and online for more than 4,000 Hoosiers annually
  •  First Place in the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards for the credit union’s financial education program which reaches more than 800 students in Central Indiana schools
  • First Place in the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award for the credit union’s financial literacy partnership with the Consul de Mexico
  • First Place in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for the credit union’s partnership with Fox 59’s Pack the Pantries which raised funds for more than 300,000 meals during the Spring telethon

Financial Center was recognized at the League’s award banquet held on October 12th, 2018. All four entries will move on to national competition which will be announced in March at CUNA’s National Government Affairs Conference. 

Financial Center’s executive team receives four first place awards at the Indiana Credit Union League Annual Banquet. Back row (L to R): Sven Leander, Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer; Larry Marcum, Board Member; Dewey Williams, Vice President of Lending; John Keneipp, Chairman of the Board; J. Kevin Ryan, CEO and President; Dan Kavanaugh, Senior Vice President/Chief Sales and Marketing Officer; Michael Nelson, Senior Vice President/Chief Finance Officer; Front row (L to R): Terri Chase, Vice President of Retail Operations, Karla Salisbury, President of the Indiana Credit Union League Board; Dusty Simmons, Vice President of Membership Development; Cindy Cook, Board Member. 


About Financial Center: Financial Center First Credit Union is a $560 million credit union that has been serving members who live or work in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties as well as other special groups for 65 years. Over 60,000 members take advantage of favorable deposit and loan rates as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indianapolis-based credit union. Financial Center is a not-for-profit entity that employs 143 people. Guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, Financial Center’s mission is to ‘Improve Members’ Financial Lives’. Learn more at

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