In Recognition of Chapter Excellence

 

Outstanding Regular Program

In recognition of outstanding Chapter programs, CFDD presents one Outstanding Regular Program Award in each Chapter membership class. Applications must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the Chapter.  Each Chapter is invited to submit one regular program each year. In order for an application to be eligible for consideration, it must receive an average score of 65. Awards are presented at the CFDD Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon held during the NACM Credit Congress.

Outstanding Seminar or Workshop

In recognition of outstanding seminars or workshops, CFDD presents one award in each Chapter membership class. Applications must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the Chapter.  Each Chapter may submit one entry per category per year. In order for an application to be eligible for consideration, it must receive an average score of 65. Awards are presented at the CFDD Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon held during the NACM Credit Congress.

Outstanding Chapter Publicity Award

In recognition of outstanding chapter publicity, CFDD presents one Publicity Award in each Chapter membership class. Applications must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the Chapter. Each Chapter may submit one entry per year. In order for an application to be eligible for consideration, it must receive an average score of 65. Awards are presented at the CFDD Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon held during the NACM Credit Congress.

Membership Growth

CFDD Chapters are honored for having the largest percentage membership net gain in its Chapter membership class during the year.  The membership total shown on the Quarterly Report of December 31 is the base figure for these awards.

In Recognition of Member Excellence

National Mentor Achievement

The National Mentor Award was established in 2003 to recognize participation in and promotion of the credit profession and CFDD through mentoring. Applications will be judged annually but an award will only be made when the judging committee feels an individual merits such an honor. One award may be presented at the CFDD Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon held during the NACM Credit Congress. Any member in good standing may submit a candidate for the National Mentor Award.

Distinguished Member Achievement (DMA)

The Distinguished Member Achievement (DMA) Award was established in 1988 to recognize outstanding individual achievement in the NACM Credit and Financial Development Division. Each Chapter may nominate one candidate each year. The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Chapter Board of Directors. In order for an application to be eligible for consideration, it must receive an average score of 75. One award may be presented in each Chapter membership class at the CFDD Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon held during the NACM Credit Congress.

The Spirit Award

In 2001, CFDD established an award to honor the memory of one of our most beloved members, Marilynn Daugherty.  The Spirit Award may not be bestowed every year but rather only when the Awards Committee feels an individual merits such an honor.

Marilynn Daugherty (1948-2001) was a dedicated mentor, businesswoman, confidant, advisor, peer and friend to countless members of the Credit and Financial Development Division and the National Association of Credit Management.  She was the consummate professional.

She offered many individuals a helping hand to grow and reach their fullest potential, both professionally and personally.  Her unquenchable Spirit touched the lives and careers of so many people at all levels of the business credit and financial communities.

Marilynn was a sound guide, but not critical judge, of those who worked for her and beside her.  Her Spirit encompassed those around her like a pair of safe, yet strong and protective arms.  Marilynn’s years of service to CFDD as a Member, Director, Officer, and Chairman of the Board were marked by unbridled compassion, dedication, fairness, graciousness, and loyalty.  These attributes were not limited solely to the CFDD but shared generously with all those with whom she came in contact.

 The Star Award

The Star Award recognizes exceptional actions or accomplishments, from an individual, emerging leader, or local Chapter that exemplifies an outstanding level of achievement to the CFDD Organization. With no application process, this recognition is based on a nomination and vote of acceptance from the CFDD Executive Committee.  Awards may or may not be given each year.