BECU Announces the Annual People Helping People Awards

BECU is now accepting nominations for the second year of its “People Helping People Awards.” These awards “recognize and honor BECU members and local nonprofits supported by the membership in the Puget Sound area.”

According to BECU, “from now until the end of May, BECU members can nominate their favorite local nonprofits to receive one of sixteen $5,000 Community Benefit Awards.” Semi-finalists will also have a chance to receive an additional $5,000 People’s Choice Award, which will go to the nonprofit organization that receives the most popular votes during an open vote period from July 1 to July 18 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 non-profit organizations in communities around the Puget Sound region,” said Sara Moorehead, vice-president of community affairs for BECU. “Last year was our inaugural year for the awards and we were delighted by the overwhelming response and the amazing difference that our members are making our communities.”

For more information on the BECU People Helping People Awards, visit


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