Designation of Savings Excellence and Savings Champion

About the Designation of Savings Excellence Award                                                           

Banks and Credit Unions play an important role in Military Saves Month by making it easy for their customers and members to save. When individuals utilize saving accounts they build financial security and financial institutions increase deposits, build goodwill, and strengthen relationships.

That’s why we recognize financial institutions that show exceptional achievement in Military Saves Month activities by awarding them the Designation of Savings Excellence.

Designees are recognized by:

Eligibility requirements:

Awards will be given based on the completed information provided through the Designation of Savings Excellence Application within the Military Saves Month Reporting Survey. Survey samples for banks and credit unions may be found below. The survey closes on Friday, May 22, 2020

Important Links

DOSE Application Worksheet

Sample Survey for Banks

Sample Survey for Credit Unions


About the Savings Champion Award

Every Military Saves Month participating organizations, including non-profits, military installations, government agencies, etc. around the world go the extra mile to help military families save money and assess their financial habits. Due to the support of hundreds of participating organizations, we want to recognize those who go above and beyond during Military Saves Month with our Savings Champion Award.

2020 Savings Champion Top Installation Winner: Fort Jackson

The Savings Champion Award is a national recognition that is awarded by Military Saves with the support of a selection committee comprised of staff and leadership in all program initiatives. We will select winners in 2 separate categories, Military Installations, and Military Supporters.

Winners are recognized by:

  • Military Saves Savings Champion Award.
  • A digital badge to display on your website and share on social media.
  • Recognition on social media and email communications.
  • Recognition in a national press release and individually in local releases.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Signed up to participate in Military Saves Month.
  • Encourage Americans to make a commitment and savings plan through the Military Saves Pledge.
  • Promote MSM through a variety of events and social activities.
  • Complete the Savings Champion Application which is included in the Military Saves Month Reporting Survey
  • Submission of samples of marketing materials.

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Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”