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April 14, 2016 – NAPERVILLE – DuPage Credit Union recently won the prestigious Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for its efforts to provide DuPage County students in need essential school supplies through its annual We’ve Got Your Back backpack fundraising campaign.

The award, named after Dora Maxwell an early credit union pioneer, was presented recently by Illinois Credit Union League Regional Director Rick Goluszka at DuPage Credit Union’s annual meeting in Naperville. This Credit Union National Association (CUNA) award is given annually to credit unions nationwide with exceptional social responsibility projects that have a great impact on the communities they serve.

DuPage Credit Union received this honor among credit unions that are the same size in the state of Illinois.

“We’re tremendously honored to receive this award,” said Vice President of Business Solutions Amy Brandt, “and bring attention to the struggles many students and their families have making ends meet, especially at back to school time. Our goal is to give every student the tools to succeed in the classroom.”

DuPage Credit Union recently kicked off their 2016 We’ve Got Your Back fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase school supplies and backpacks. To learn more or to make a donation, visit

About DuPage Credit Union

DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank we’re a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 33,000 Members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit, call or stop by a Branch Office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By Members’ Choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. NMLS #445096. DuPage Credit Union…banking inspired.

About Illinois Credit Union League

The Illinois Credit Union League is the primary trade association for credit unions in Illinois, which provides Information, Legislation and Education.  As a not-for-profit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Illinois, membership in the League is open to any Illinois credit union doing business and operating in accordance with the Illinois Credit Union Act or the Federal Credit Union Act.

About CUNA

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the largest national trade association in the United States serving America’s credit unions. The not-for-profit trade group is governed by volunteer directors who are elected by their credit union peers from across the nation.With its network of affiliated state credit union associations, CUNA serves America’s nearly 7,000 credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members.

About Dora Maxwell

Dora Maxwell was an early credit union pioneer and a signer of CUNA’s constitution. She worked as an organizer for the credit union movement’s trade association and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level.  In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.

Contact: Tamara McQueen
Marketing Associate
DuPage Credit Union
630-428-3440 ext. 3068

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