Cooperative Hall of Fame "America's Legacy of Cooperation"

Established by the National Cooperative Business Association, the Cooperative Hall of Fame honors those distinguished individuals whose contributions to cooperative business have been genuinely heroic. Inductees are limited to a prestigious group carefully selected to preserve the nature of this special recognition. It is a distinct honor to be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
 
The Cooperative Hall of Fame is housed in the offices of the National Cooperative Business Association in Washington, DC, where a permanent collection of commemorative plaques tells of the contributions made by each inductee. In addition, this website highlights each inductee and their many contributions to cooperatives.
 
The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) administers the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Nominations are received annually and reviewed by a screening and a selection committee, each composed of current leaders from the various sectors of the U.S. cooperative movement.
 
The Cooperative Hall of Fame induction ceremony is also a major fundraising event for CDF. It is fitting that the occasion to bestow the highest honor of the cooperative community on those individuals who have selflessly given of their lives to promote cooperatives, is also a vehicle to raise funds to perpetuate their work and life-long commitment.

Meet the Inductees

Clark Arrington

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Vern Dosch

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Andrew Reicher

Karen Zimbelman

Cooperative Hall of Fame Members

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The members of the Cooperative Hall of Fame congratulate Clark Arrington, Vern Dosch, Andrew Reicher, and Karen Zimbelman. Your work in education, training, and development strengthens cooperatives, empowers communities, and improves lives. Welcome to the Hall of Fame!

Ann Hoyt

Charlie Stenholm

Chuck Snyder

David J. Thompson

Dennis Bolling

Dennis Johnson

Howard Brodsky

Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Jim Jones

Judy Zeiwacz

Larry Blanchard

Marilyn Scholl

Martin Lowery

Michael Mercer

Paul Bradley

Pete Crear

Rich Larochelle

Rosemary Mahoney

Terry Appleby

Terry Lewis

Walden Swanson and Kate Sumberg

William J. Nelson

CUNA Mutual Group

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CUNA Mutual Group congratulates Clark Arrington, Vern Dosch, Andrew Reicher, and Karen Zimbelman on their induction into the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame. We applaud each of you for your dedication to the cooperative movement.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

The entire Federation Family Congratulates the 2021 Class of Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductees.

You all have played an intricate role in advancing the cooperative movement across the nation and around the world.

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NCBA CLUSA & CDF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the NCBA CLUSA and the Cooperative Development Foundation applaud the outstanding accomplishments of the 2021 inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Thank you for your service to cooperatives.

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Carla Decker

Christina Jennings

Christopher Roe

Chuck Snyder

Cornelius Blanding

Dave Swanson

Deb Trocha

Devin Fuhrman

Diane Gasaway

Emma Lindberg

Erbin Crowell

Esteban Kelly

Howard Brodsky

Jeffrey Connor

Juan Fernandez

Judy Zeiwacz

Larry Blanchard

Linda Tank

Michelle Schry

Paul Bradley

Rich Larochelle

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

The NCBA CLUSA members and staff congratulate Clark Arrington, Vern Dosch, Andrew Reicher, and Karen Zimbelman on their induction into the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame. We applaud each of you for your dedication to the cooperative movement.

Nationwide

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Nationwide proudly honors the 2021 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees. Having achieved the highest recognition in the cooperative community, we celebrate your success and lifelong commitment to cooperative values. Congratulations to Clark Arrington, Vern Dosch, Andrew Reicher and Karen Zimbelman!

2021 Hall of Fame Sponsors
Hall of Fame Sponsors
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Banquet Sponsors
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Table Sponsors

Capital Impact Partners

CoBank

Columinate & Common Good Management Services

CooperationWorks!

CSI Support & Development Services

CUNA Mutual Group

Credit Union National Association/National Credit Union Foundation

Delaware Electric Cooperative

Equal Exchange & Cooperative Fund of New England

Forsyth Street Advisors

JSI

National Cooperative Bank

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

National Co+op Grocers

National Information Solutions Cooperative

National Milk Producers Federation

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Nationwide

NRTC

Seed Commons

Shared Capital Cooperative

Urban Homesteading Assistance Board

U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council