ELEVATIONS CREDIT UNION WINS DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AWARD
The Not-For-Profit Credit Union is the Only Organization in Colorado to be Recognized Two Years in a Row by the Denver Business Journal
BOULDER, CO (June 23, 2023) – Elevations Credit Union, an award-winning Colorado financial institution with over $3 billion in assets and more than 170,000 members, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Award. The award recognizes businesses and leaders who are effectively promoting authentic DEI in the workplace.
In 2022, Elevations was one of only 10 businesses in Colorado to receive the Denver Business Journal’s inaugural DEI award for its accomplishments in areas embracing equality. In 2023, it became the only business to be selected for the award a second time and the only financial institution winner.
Elevations' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion vision is to create and promote a safe and inclusive environment where people feel welcomed, valued, respected and heard. With this vision, the Elevations team integrates DE&I into talent practices, member outreach, supplier management and community engagement. Over the past five years, DE&I has been a top initiative for the Elevations team, and they transparently communicate their progress to employees and their Board of Directors.
Elevations offers employees ongoing DE&I learning and development opportunities, reinforcing the continuous growth and adaptability of our team. Their Employee Resource Groups provide platforms for connection and understanding, bringing together individuals with shared interests and backgrounds. Notably, the employee-led Hispanic Council plays a crucial role in strengthening relationships with the local Hispanic community, enriching credit union operations with diverse perspectives.
“I am excited and honored that Elevations has been recognized for something that is core to who we are,” said Elevations Credit Union's Chief People Officer, Tammy Teitscheid. “Receiving this award two consecutive years is a true testament to the journey that we have been on since 2018. There is still work to do to ensure every person feels welcomed, valued, respected, and heard, but this award demonstrates just how far we’ve come in creating an inclusive environment here at Elevations.”
Recipients were awarded by a panel of DEI experts who reviewed the nominations for specific, tangible DEI accomplishments and how they impacted the company or the community. Elevations Credit Union was recognized alongside other recipients of the award at a ceremony on June 22 in Denver.
To learn more about Elevations’ DEI work, visit https://www.
About Elevations Credit Union
Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 176,000 members, more than 600 local employees and over $3.4 billion in assets. Elevations became a two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the award in 2014. The credit union frequently earns awards along Colorado’s Front Range, including Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service. Elevations was also an inaugural winner in Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at elevationscu.com.