|By PR Newswire||
|September 3, 2013 03:00 PM EDT||
TUKWILA, Wash., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BECU is now accepting nominations for the inaugural "People Helping People Awards". The Awards recognize and honor BECU members and local non-profits supported by the membership in the Puget Sound area.
From now until the end of September, BECU members can nominate their favorite local non-profits to receive a $10,000 Community Benefit Award. All semi-finalists will have a chance to receive an additional $5,000 People's Choice Award. This award will go to the non-profit organization that receives the most popular votes during an open vote period from 10/7-10/11 on BECU's Facebook page. In addition, one BECU member will also receive a $15,000 Member Volunteer of the Year Award (payable to the nominated charity) in recognition of their work and support with the non-profit they nominated.
"As a not-for-profit credit union founded on the principle of people helping people, we are encouraged by the work done by our members and non-profit organizations in communities around the Puget Sound region," said Sara Moorehead, VP of Community Affairs. "We've wanted to find a way to show gratitude to our members and at the same time provide much-needed funds to support the great work of local non-profits."
For more information on BECU People Helping People Awards, visit www.becu.org/awards.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 825,000 members and more than $11.5 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join.