League Awards

2017 Leo H. Shapiro Award Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Teresa Freeborn, President and CEO of Xceed Financial CU
2017 Leo H. Shapiro Award Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Teresa Freeborn, President and CEO of Xceed Financial CU

Each year, the California and Nevada Leagues honors a distinguished industry leader/volunteer during the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH Conference. These awards include:

  • Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • J. Alvin George Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Tomorrow’s Star Award
  • Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award

Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award

This is the League’s highest honor, recognizing excellence in credit union philosophy and a lifetime of contributions to the California credit union movement. It is named after Leo H. Shapiro, father of the California credit union movement and founder of the League.

Distinguished Service Award

Recipients of the League’s Distinguished Service Award are honored for service to the credit union community outside the usual scope of employment at a credit union, and beyond the scope of their chapter.

J. Alvin George Outstanding Volunteer Award

This award honors significant contributions by people who serve credit unions in volunteer capacities, such as a director or committee member. It was renamed in 2013 in honor of the long-time credit union volunteer, J. Alvin George, who passed away that same year.

Tomorrow’s Star Award

The League’s Tomorrow’s Star Award recognizes the achievements by young credit union professionals age 35 and under.

Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Awards

These awards recognize efforts that contribute to the success and future of Shapiro Group credit unions, and are named after the League’s late vice president of credit union development and research and information.

For more information on League Awards, please contact Tina Ramos-Ingold.

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