Award Spotlight: Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award

oHuT50yGSdunFxpEc9ph_desjardins_new_200pxThe New York Credit Union Association will present several state-level Recognition Awards to credit unions, chapters and individuals at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention. Today’s featured award is the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, which recognizes credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to adult financial education.

This year’s winner is Western New York FCU.

13122998_1033456050058700_1413109958794519853_oIn 2017, Western New York FCU offered financial literacy workshops to members and non-members in the West Seneca community. Credit union staff and a wealth management partner presented complimentary sessions on the following topics: maximizing Social Security benefits; personal finance for young professionals; and the fundamentals of smart estate planning. At each session, the credit union provided information about saving, budgeting and financial wellness. By having credit union staff available at the sessions, attendees were able to ask questions, voice concerns and receive advice about their financial situation and how it could be improved.

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