Awards & Recognition


Award From

Award Title

Boulder County Gold

Voted by the readers of the Daily Camera

Best Financial Institution
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Best Mortgage Lender

Best Employer
2001, 2003

Best Customer Service
2012, 2014

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

Best Bank 
2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 (Runner Up), 2012 (Runner Up), 2013, 2014 (Runner Up)

Best Mortgage Company
2013, 2014

Best Customer Service
2013 (Runner Up), 2014 (Runner Up)

Best of Boulder
Voted by the readers of the Boulder Weekly

Best Bank / Financial Institution
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014


Longmont Readers' Choice
Voted by the readers of the Longmont Times-Call

Best Mortgage Lender
2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Best Bank / Financial Institution
2012 (2nd Place), 2013, 2014

Loveland Readers' Choice
Voted by the readers of the Loveland Reporter-Herald

Best Mortgage Lender

Best Bank
2012 (2nd Place)

Best Financial/Insurance

Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence

Peak Award
Timberline Award 2010
  Pioneer Award
Colorado Green Building Guild
January 24, 2013

Community Sustainability Leader Award

Voted by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce

CUNA Community Credit Union Council
the National Credit Union Foundation
Community Credit Union of the Year

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.

Community Impact Award
Awarded October 15, 2010
By the Credit Union Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming

Desjardins Award

A state and national credit union award recognizing excellence in youth financial education.
2004 & 2005


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 State and National



Dora Maxwell Award

A state and national award recognizing credit unions with exceptional social responsibility programs.
2002 & 2006


Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement

Bill Sterner, former Elevations Credit Union CEO/President
The National Credit Union Foundation recognizes nominees for accomplishments that assist in the Foundation’s mission of promoting consumer financial independence through credit unions.

 Colorado ACTE Colorado ACTE Career & Technical Education Merit Award
Presented to Eva Gaudio, Elevations SVP of Governmental and Student Affairs

CUES Golden Mirror Award
For outstanding marketing

2000: Public Relations, Miscellaneous

2001: Annual Report

2003: Card Design

2004: Image Enhancement, Public Relations

2005: Public Relations

2006: Miscellaneous

2007: Image Enhancement

2012: Core Conversion Campaign, Radio, Television

2013: CU Boulder Student Rush, Social Media

2014: Print and Outdoor Advertising, Public Relations - Colorado Flood

CUNA Diamond Award
For outstanding marketing

2000: Miscellaneous

2001: Membership Packet, Brochure, or Booklet

2003: Logos, Segmented Marketing

2004: Community/PR Program, Website Marketing, Community/PR Single Event

2005: Community/PR Program

2006: Community/PR Single Event

2013: Social Media, Membership Packet, Brochure, or Booklet, CU Boulder Student Rush, Website Marketing

2014: Radio, Community/PR One-Time Event, Financial Education, Complete Campaign

Marketing Association of Credit Unions
For outstanding marketing

2011: Comprehensive Campaign

2013: CU Boulder Student Rush, Social Media, Print Ads, Website Redesign, Image Enhancement

2014: Outdoor Advertising, Social Media, Comprehensive Campaign


Colorado American Marketing Association
For outstanding marketing

2014: Advertising, PR- Campaign Fundraising, Radio Advertising, Marketing Campaign

  50 Most Spectacular Website Designs in Banking
March 11, 2013
  Horizon Interactive Awards
Gold Award: Bank / Finance Websites
  Web Marketing Association WebAward
Credit Union Standard of Excellence

FoolProof Financial Literacy Award
  Crayons to Calculators Award
Corporate Challenge Winner