Awards & Recognition

We’re honored to be recognized for our work.

We provide solutions for a better life. And we're proud to be recognized for the dedication and passion we bring to our work.

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In 2014, Elevations became the first credit union to receive the only presidential honor for performance excellence—the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Elevations was the nonprofit recipient of the award and one of four organizations recognized that year.

 

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In 2015 and 2016, we were named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado in the large companies category (250 employees or more) by the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management.

 
 

National Recognition

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CUES Outstanding Chief Executive
Presented to Gerry Agnes, Elevations President & CEO
2015

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Community Credit Union of the Year
Awarded by CUNA Community Credit Union Council and the National Credit Union Foundation
2009

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Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
Presented by the National Credit Union Foundation to Bill Sterner, former Elevations President & CEO for accomplishments that assisted in the Foundation’s mission of promoting consumer financial independence through credit unions
2008


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Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action
A state and national award recognizing credit unions for extraordinary efforts integrating the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" in daily business practices
2007

 

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Dora Maxwell Award
A state and national award recognizing credit unions with exceptional social responsibility programs
2002, 2006

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Desjardins Award
A state and national credit union award recognizing excellence in youth financial education
2004, 2005


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50 Most Spectacular Website Designs in Banking
2013

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Horizon Interactive Awards
Gold Award for Bank / Finance Websites
2012

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Web Marketing Association WebAward
Credit Union Standard of Excellence
2012

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FoolProof Financial Literacy Award
2010

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CUNA Diamond Award, for Outstanding Marketing
2016: Radio, Social Media, Community/PR One-Time Event, Website, Electronic Marketing
 2015: Complete Campaign, Social Media, Branch Design, Plastic Design, Outdoor
2014: Radio, Community/PR One-Time Event, Financial Education, Complete Campaign
2013: Social Media, Membership Packet, Brochure or Booklet, CU Boulder Student Rush, Website Marketing
2006: Community/PR Single Event
2005: Community/PR Program
2004: Community/PR Program, Website Marketing, Community/PR Single Event
2003: Logos, Segmented Marketing
2001: Membership Packet, Brochure or Booklet
2000: Miscellaneous

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CUES Golden Mirror Award, for Outstanding Marketing
2015: Branch Design/Repositioning, Digital Campaign, Print and Outdoor Advertising
2014: Print and Outdoor Advertising, Public Relations - Colorado Flood
2013: CU Boulder Student Rush, Social Media
2012: Core Conversion Campaign, Radio, Television
2007: Image Enhancement
2006: Miscellaneous
2005: Public Relations
2004: Image Enhancement, Public Relations
2003: Card Design
2001: Annual Report
2000: Public Relations, Miscellaneous

 

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Marketing Association of Credit Unions, for Outstanding Marketing
2016: Website Redesign, Social Media
2015: Outdoor Campaign, Social Media, Comprehensive Campaign
2014: Outdoor Advertising, Social Media, Comprehensive Campaign
2013: CU Boulder Student Rush, Social Media, Print Ads, Website Redesign, Image Enhancement
2011: Comprehensive Campaign

 

 

Local Recognition

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Boulder County Gold, voted by the readers of the Daily Camera
Best Financial Institution: 1999 - 2007, 2009 - 2016
Best Mortgage Lender: 2014 - 2016
Best Customer Service: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Runner Up)
Best Employer: 2001, 2003


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CU & Boulder's Best, voted by the readers of the Colorado Daily

Best Bank: 2004 - 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 – 2012 (Runner Up), 2013, 2014 (Runner Up), 2015 - 2016
Best Mortgage Company: 2013 – 2015 (Category discontinued in 2016)
Best Customer Service: 2013 – 2014 (Runner Up), 2015 (Category discontinued in 2016)


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Longmont Readers' Choice Awards, voted by the readers of the Longmont Times-Call
Best Bank/Financial Institution: 2012 (2nd Place), 2013 – 2016
Best Mortgage Provider: 2009 – 2010, 2012, 2014 – 2016

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Style Magazine Colorado
Best Credit Union: 2016 (2nd Place)

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Loveland Readers' Choice Awards, voted by the readers of the Loveland Reporter-Herald
Best Bank/Credit Union: 2012 (2nd Place), 2015 (2nd Place), 2016
Best Financial Services: 2012, 2015 (2nd Place)
Best Mortgage Lender: 2012, 2015 (2nd Place), 2016 (3rd Place)

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Best of Boulder, voted by the readers of the Boulder Weekly
Best Bank/Financial Institution: 2003 – 2007,
2012 – 2016

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Best of Colorado - Readers' Choice Awards, voted by the readers of ColoradoBiz
Best Credit Union: 2015 (Runner Up), 2016 (Runner Up)

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Business Person of the Year
Presented by the Boulder Chamber to Gerry Agnes, Elevations President & CEO
2016
Community Sustainability Leader Award

Voted by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce
2010


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Professional of the Year
Presented to Gerry Agnes, Elevations President & CEO
2016

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Distinguished Leader Award
Presented to Eva Gaudio, Elevations SVP of Governmental and Student Affairs
2016


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Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence
Peak Award: 2013
Timberline Award: 2010 

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Colorado ACTE Career & Technical Education Merit Award

Presented to Eva Gaudio, Elevations SVP of Governmental and Student Affairs
2014

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Colorado Green Building Guild Pioneer Award

2013

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Community Impact Award
Awarded by the Credit Union Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming
2010


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Business of the Year
In recognition of contributions to the Lafayette Chamber, Lafayette Community Events and the countless organizations throughout Boulder County who benefit from the generosity of an outstanding local business
2008

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Colorado American Marketing Association, for Outstanding Marketing

2015: Uniquely Colorado for Branch 2.0, Outdoor, Brand Identity
 2014: Advertising, PR - Campaign Fundraising, Radio Advertising, Marketing Campaign

 

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