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Awards & Recognition

In recognition of significant accomplishments we are honored to share these with our members and community.

April 13, 2023: Pinnacle Award Winners

The 2023 Cornerstone League Marketing & Business Development Council Pinnacle Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 and Tarrant County’s Credit Union received the following awards in these categories:

  • Financial Education; 1st Place; recipient, Melissa Burleson, Training & Engagement Manager
  • New website; 1st Place, recipient, Andrea Spencer, Marketing Manager


September 29, 2022: Lily Newfarmer inducted into the America's Credit Union Museum 'HERSTORY' exhibit

Lily Newfarmer was one of 12 inductees honored on September 29, 2022, in Manchester, NH at the America’s Credit Union Museum.  The “HERSTORY’ exhibit inside the museum was created to pay homage to those women who have paved the way through thought-and-action-leadership, in the credit union movement throughout its rich history.

June 2022: Lily Newfarmer named Top Ten in the inaugural Women on Work (WOW)

Lily Newfarmer was named in the Top Ten in the inaugural Women on Work (WOW) contest, sponsored by CRMNEXT, CU Sol, and America’s Credit Union Museum. The WOW (Women On Work) contest was created to celebrate inspiring women in the credit union ecosystem who are doing extraordinary work to move the movement forward.

May 2022: Lily Newfarmer was presented with the "Distinguished Service"

Lily Newfarmer was presented with the “Distinguished Service” award from the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions at the meeting held, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

November 18, 2020: 1st Place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award (National)

CUNA’s National Awards Committee announced the 2020 recipients of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award and the Desjardins Awards for Financial Education. The awards, which are given in several credit union asset sizes, were selected among the winning entries at a league level.

“Congratulations to the 2020 CUNA Award winners who are being recognized for their commitment to their communities, particularly in a time when they’re needed the most,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We celebrate their efforts in social responsibility, the credit union philosophy and financial education.”

The Dora Maxwell Award is presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities. First-place winners for the Dora Maxwell Award include:

  • East River FCU (Madison, S.D.)
  • Tarrant County’s Credit Union (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • First Commerce Credit Union (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • Metro Credit Union (Boston, Mass.)
  • Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions (Mich.)

This award was given in recognition of the Crockpots for Veterans event we coordinated in July 2019.

July 2019: County Employee Appreciation Day Recognition - Commissioner Court

July 2019: Southwest CUNA Management School Honor Graduate - Melissa Burleson

May 2019: Distinguished Service to the Credit Union Movement Award for 2018 - Melissa Burleson

2018 Credit Union National Association - Certificate of Excellence

2018 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award & 2018 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

Shelli McCoy, VP of Operations, receiving the awards at the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Leadership Conference and Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

2018 Lending Professional of the Year - Darlene Parker

Cornerstone Credit Union League recognized Darlene Parker, Vice President of Lending, as the 2018 Lending Professional of the Year. Pictured is Darlene receiving the award at the Southwest Lending Conference on May 17, 2018. Congratulations, Darlene!

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