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Anchor Award

AACUC was presented the 2022 Anchor Award by the National Credit Union Foundation in recognition of its global efforts to unite financial industries in eradicating racism.

African-American Credit Union Coalition honored with rare accolade at the
Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was awarded the 2022 Anchor Award -- considered the Nobel Peace prize in the credit union industry -- by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) at the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner during the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. for its global efforts unifying financial industries in eradicating racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in 2020.

The Anchor Award is a rare and prestigious award reserved for individuals and organizations exemplifying exceptional leadership during times of great adversity. Taking note of the compounding events following the murder of George Floyd, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the relentless coronavirus and the political strife leading up to the 2020 election and the subsequent collective effect, often disproportionately on communities of color, the NCUF Board of Directors recognized AACUC’s unequivocal influence during this unprecedented time.

Nearly 80 AACUC guests including past African American Credit Union Hall of Fame honorees, past Herb Wegner Memorial Award winners and AACUC Board of Directors, founding members, staff, volunteers and strategic partners all celebrated the organization’s achievement at the awards dinner.


Celebrating the Award-Winning AACUC