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MHV Recognized for Award-Winning Financial Education

Aug 03, 2020

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (MHV) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the New York Credit Union Association’s (NYCUA) Desjardins Financial Education Award in the category of credit unions with $1B+ in assets.

According to the NYCUA, “This award honors credit unions that demonstrate a significant commitment to adult financial education. It recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older.”

"We are so proud to have received this recognition," says Wayne Winkler, President and CEO of MHV. "Financial Education is one of our Guiding Principles and we've worked hard to build a program that's available to all within the Hudson Valley."

MHV has created a suite of Financial Education programs, including seminars, eBooks, videos, and article. The credit union successfully transformed their in-person seminars to a fully-virtual platform in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and has provided financial education to over 1.200 participants via webinar since March. Their virtual programs included three separate Bootcamps built around Financial Foundations, Financial Makeover, and Reigniting Your Business.

Sarah Short, former Financial Education Specialist at MHV, says, “Finances and the concept of money management are an integral part of life which is why gaining a proper understanding of how it all works is so important.” She adds, “Financial education is an invaluable resource for individuals of any age who are seeking to establish their financial footing, repair their financial situation, or further their financial understanding.”