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.

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

Cooperative Hall of Fame Members

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The members of the Cooperative Hall of Fame congratulate Ella Jo Baker, Allan Gallant, Paul Hazen, Gary Oakland, and Dan Waddle. Your work in education, training, and development strengthens cooperatives, empowers communities, and improves lives. Welcome to the Hall of Fame!

Ann Hoyt

Andy Reicher

David J. Thompson

Dennis Bolling

Jean Jantzen

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard

Jim Jones

Judy Ziewacz

Karen Zimbelman

Larry Blanchard

Marilyn Scholl

Paul Bradley

Pete Crear

Rebecca Dunn

Rich Larochelle

Rosemary Mahoney

Stanley & Gloria Kuehn

Terry Appleby

Terry Lewis

Walden Swanson & Kate Sumberg

William J. Nelson

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

NCBA CLUSA members and staff congratulate Ella Jo Baker, Allan Gallant, Paul Hazen, Gary Oakland, and Dan Waddle on their induction into the 2022 Cooperative Hall of Fame. We applaud each of you for your dedication to the cooperative movement.

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NCBA CLUSA & CDF Board of Directors

The Boards of Directors of NCBA CLUSA and the Cooperative Development Foundation applaud the outstanding accomplishments of the 2022 inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Thank you for your service to cooperatives.

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Brad Captain

Brian Cavey

Christina Jennings

Deborah Wege

Deborah Trocha

Emma McCormick

Erbin Crowell

Fred Gibbs

James Zappa

Jeffrey Connor

Jill Tomalin

John Holdsclaw IV

Judy Ziewacz

Karen Zimbelman

Larry Blanchard

Linda Tank

Michelle Schry

Patrick Connealy

Paul Bradley

Rich Larochelle

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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NRECA recognizes the leadership of this year's Hall of Fame inductees and their commitment to improving the lives of members and serving the needs of communities.

These leaders excelled through their unique contributions and collectively embodied the cooperative principles and fostered the growth of cooperatives around the globe. 

2022 Hall of Fame Sponsors
Hall of Fame Sponsors
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Banquet Sponsors
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Table Sponsors

BECU

Blooming Prairie Foundation

Capital Impact Partners

CoBank

Community Purchasing Alliance

CooperationWorks!

CSI Support & Development Services

CUNA Mutual Group

Credit Union National Association/National Credit Union Foundation

Food Co-op Initiative

Foundry United Methodist Church

National Cooperative Bank

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International

National Co+op Grocers

National Milk Producers Federation

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Nationwide

NRTC

Rochdale Capital

Shared Capital Cooperative

U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council