SOURCE: TopLine Federal Credit Union

TopLine Federal Credit Union

November 13, 2013 11:02 ET

Employees at TopLine Win Statewide Awards for Outstanding Member and Community Service

Win Three Out of Four Honors From Minnesota Credit Union Network

MAPLE GROVE, MN--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) -  The employees of TopLine Federal Credit Union took home three of the four statewide community service awards in TopLine's asset class from the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). The awards represent the highest honors for member and community service that the Minnesota Credit Union Network bestows upon its member organizations.

TopLine's awards include the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award, the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award and the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. TopLine will now advance to national competition, where it will compete with other credit unions from across the United States for additional recognition from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award is awarded for the practical application of the "people helping people" credit union cooperative philosophy. This year's Louise Herring award recognizes TopLine's commitment to services such as its unique Member Mortgage Relief Committee, which helps members struggling with their mortgages to stay in their homes; partnership with LSS Financial Counseling Service to provide free counseling services to help members proactively deal with stressful financial circumstances as well as professional counseling services that helped TopLine members payoff more than a one-million dollars in debt over the past five years; for efforts in standing ready to assist members of the military and their families; and recognizes TopLine's product innovations like "Sum-It-Up Savings," that encourages thrift among its members.

The Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards recognize the leadership of individual credit unions to better educate youths and adults in financial literacy. TopLine's two Desjardins awards recognize the credit union's wide range of educational seminars and school and college class presentations to local educational institutions, as well as to area Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, local non-profits and educators. TopLine also partners with Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus to support a college preparatory grant program called Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, thereby helping students and parents academically and financially prepare for post-secondary programs.

"It's gratifying to be acknowledged by our industry peers, such as with these awards, for our TopLine culture of member and community service," said Harry Carter, TopLine's President and CEO. "Delivering personal service and educational opportunities is what we do, and credit unions across the country do, each and every day to help improve our members' lives and those in our communities."

TopLine has won at least one of the four competitions each year since 2005 -- for a total of five Dora Maxwell Awards, which recognize credit unions for charitable community activities, six Desjardins Awards and three Louise Herring Awards -- for a grand total of fourteen awards. 

The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) is an organization representing the state's 137 not-for-profit cooperative credit unions, serving more than 1.5 million member-owners in Minnesota. For more, visit

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota's 13th largest, with assets of more than $340 million. Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five locations -- in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul's Como Park -- as well as by phone and online at Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members.

Contact Information

    Vicki Roscoe Erickson
    Assistant Vice President, Marketing
    TopLine Federal Credit Union