ICU Foundation Perpetual Awards
Janice Dempsey Tribute (2000)
Co-workers and colleagues have chosen to recognize Janice Dempsey with gifts to the ICU Foundation to create a perpetual tribute award in her honor.
Janice’s 37-year career in the credit union movement is filled with “firsts.” She was the first woman, and only the second person in Illinois, to earn the coveted Certified Credit Union Executive designation. Janice was the first woman to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Credit Union League when she was elected in 1987.
At the same time she was the board chair of Mid-States Corporate FCU, board chair of the ICUL Service Corporation, and served as a national director of CUNA. She was part of the first “merger of equals” when Dynamic Credit Union and Members Equity Credit Union combined to form NuMark Credit Union.
She also was selected to attend the World Council of Credit Union’s International Forum, which was held in Ireland, where she participated in the first International Women and Credit Union symposium. The first women’s golf outing, known as the Dempsey Open, was named in her honor.
As people who know her say, Janice is, and will always be, one of the great ones.