BECU accepting nominations for People Helping People Awards

BECU is now accepting nominations for the inaugural People Helping People Awards.

The awards recognize and honor BECU members and local nonprofits supported by the membership in the Puget Sound area.

From now until the end of September, BECU members can nominate their favorite local nonprofits 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 nonprofit organization that receives the most votes during an open voting period from Oct. 7-11 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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit organizations in communities around the Puget Sound region," said Sara Moorehead, vice president of community affairs at BECU. "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 nonprofits."

For more information on BECU People Helping People Awards, visit

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