Day Air Credit Union is honored to be the recipient of the 2023 Dora Maxwell Award, presented by the Ohio Credit Union League. This accolade is in recognition of Day Air’s significant contributions through the Bridges Program of Choices, Inc., reflecting a deep commitment to social responsibility and community development.
The Dora Maxwell Award is named after a luminary in the credit union movement, Dora Maxwell, who was renowned for her dedication to credit union development, her community, and support for the underserved. The award commemorates credit unions that demonstrate excellence in community projects and the advancement of societal well-being.
In a collaboration with Choices, Inc., Day Air was instrumental in aiding homeless youth in emergency housing situations by providing them with essential home furnishings. This initiative was rooted in the belief that a solid foundation in their living environment can significantly enhance the prospects for these young individuals as they navigate the journey towards independent adulthood.
Day Air’s involvement extended beyond material support, as they also engaged with every participant in the Choices, Inc. Bridges Program, providing financial education and resources. These efforts aided in facilitating a seamless transition into adult life, equipping the youth with the knowledge and tools for financial stability.
The passionate endeavors of Day Air were championed by the late Bettina Buscemi, whose enduring legacy is honored through this award. Her dedication to community service continues to inspire and drive the credit
union’s mission to effectuate positive changes for the underserved.
Bill Burke, President and CEO of Day Air Credit Union, expressed his gratitude, saying, “Receiving the Dora Maxwell Award is a testament to Day Air’s unwavering dedication to serving the underserved youth in the
Miami Valley. It’s a moment of pride and reflection as we continue to honor Bettina’s extraordinary spirit and her commitment to uplifting our community.”
This first-place recognition has elevated Day Air Credit Union to the national spotlight, where its contributions will be evaluated on a larger scale.