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People's Choice Award

Vote for Your Favorite Non-Profit Finalist to Receive $30,000

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. The BECU People Helping People Awards were formed to recognize and honor our members and the non-profit organizations that you support. The following non-profits are finalists and the organization with the most votes will receive the $30,000 People’s Choice Award. We need your help, vote for your favorite non-profit by Friday November 17, 11:59pm.

Our People Helping People Awards and the People's Choice Award winners will be announced by December 6, 10:00am.


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Official BECU Rules

People Helping People Awards- 2017 People’s Choice Award Voting



Cooperative Affairs

PO BOX 97050

Seattle, WA 98124


Vote for the opportunity for one of the above Community Benefit Award finalists to win the $30,000 People’s Choice Award. Voting requires completing the entry form accessed through www.becu.org/makeadifference. One vote per person. All sections of the public voting form, must be completed for vote to be eligible. Voting will be open 12:01am PDT November 3, 2017 through 11:59pm PDT November 17, 2017. All information provided by the entrant will be collect by BECU.


One vote per person. Must be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older and must visit the BECU People Helping People Awards page (www.BECU.org/makeadifference), and then complete the form as indicated above.  Sponsor is not responsible for late or misdirected entries or transmissions. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited by law. Any votes cast by voting machines or fictitious accounts will be removed.


The People’s Choice award will be selected via popular vote via the form above from the finalists listed on the on becu.org/awards. $30,000 will be awarded to the nonprofit who receives the most votes. The People’s Choice Award will be presented at a special event on December 5, 2017 and posted to the BECU Facebook page no later than December 6, 2017. Winners need not be present at event to accept award. Should for any reason the recipient be deemed ineligible to receive the award, it will go to the first selected alternate.  For a list of award recipients, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to BECU, Attn: Ashley Rossman, Cooperative Affairs, P.O. Box 97050, M/S #1037-1, Seattle, Washington 98124-9750.  Any and all taxes assessed on the award shall be the responsibility of the nonprofit.


By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of BECU, which shall be final and binding in all respects. BECU employees are eligible to vote, excluding the Cooperative Affairs team.  By participating, entrants release BECU, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, vendors, and the employees, officers, directors and agents of any of the above organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the awards process or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of an award or participation in any award-related activities.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend part or all of this Award should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Awards.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Awards or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Award by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices. In such event, Sponsor shall post a notice on the Website and may award prize in a random drawing from all semi-finalists. Where legal, by accepting award, winner awards permission to use his/her name, address, likeness, photograph and statements by BECU for advertising/publicity purposes without further compensation.