Awards and Recognitions

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Hawaii First becomes the first in the nation to offer the Financial Navigator Program 2019

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2018 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award

Credit Union Hero of the Year image
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2016 Annie Vamper Helping Hands Award

2016 Annie Vamper Helping Hands Award
Annie Vamper with CEO and COO
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Blue Zones Project worksite approved 2016

Blue zone workzone approved.
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2015 National Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action

The Louise Herring Philosophy Action Member Service Award
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2014 Circle of Honor Leadership Award from the Opportunity Finance Network

Circle of Honor awardee
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2013 Rockstar Award

A Lion for the Low Income – Laura Aguirre had a humble upbringing involving public assistance and the fear of homelessness.

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2009 Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility Theory of Change

The credit union obtained its CDFI certification in 2007 and has also created a 501(c)3 arm to serve the community with free access to job-seeking assistance, credit and debt management, one-on-one financial counseling, and financial education workshops offered by trained and certified staff.

In 2009, Hawaii First was recognized by the Credit Union National Association with the Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility for its commitment to providing responsive products and services.

The Dora Maxwell Award Logo
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A Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2007

Hawaii First FCU has been successfully leveraging CDFI award funding to achieve tremendous impacts through innovative, sustainable lending and development activities.

To date, the credit union has deployed over $4.1M back into Hawaii island.

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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
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Nationally Recognized Mentor for Babies at Work

Nationally Recognized Mentor for Babies at Work
In observance of Juneteenth - Our offices will be closed on June 19, 2024