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* MADISON, Wis. (9/16/11)--Wisconsin credit unions and affiliated industry partners contributed $50,000 million in 2011 to the state's
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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Of that $15,000 will go to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; $15,000 to the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse; and $20,000 to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Marshfield. The money was donated through the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, held in April in Washington, D.C. CUNA Mutual Group is one of the lead sponsors of the run. Others include the Credit Union National Association, Fiserv, Credit Union Executives Society and the National Credit Union Foundation. Credit unions have made the children's hospitals their charity of choice through Credit Unions for Kids. From left are Carrie Williams, Sheila McNeal and Holly Fearing, all of CUNA Mutual Group; U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), honorary co-chair of the run held in April; Derick Stace-Naughton, CUNA Mutual; Tom Liebe and Mark Bender, both of the Wisconsin Credit Union League; and Christopher Roe, CUNA Mutual, who serves on the board of Children's Miracle Day. (Photo provided by CUNA Mutual Group) … * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (9/16/11)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation's (TCUF) 14th annual golf tournament during the Texas Credit Union League's Leadership and Marketing Conference in San Antonio, generated roughly $90,400, a record amount raised to help TCUF provide resources for financial education initiatives and educational grants and scholarships for Texas credit union staff and volunteers. The tournament hosted 136 golfers and 43 sponsors, along with dozens of volunteers. Title sponsor Vantiv enabled TCUF to feature a Helicopter Ball Drop. Participants purchased golf balls in advance, which were dropped from a helicopter over the golf course. The ball that landed closest to the hole won. Border FCU's Ruben Cisneros won the drop (LoneStar Leaguer Sept. 15) … * BRIGHTON, Mich. (9/16/11)--David A. Snodgrass has been named CEO/President of Lake Trust CU, Brighton, Mich., announced the $1.6 billion asset credit union's board Wednesday. The appointment is effective in late October. He succeeds Stephan L. Winninger and William Thiess. Winninger and Thiess had headed the credit union since their credit unions--NuUnion and Detroit Edison CUs--merged in April 2010. Snodgrass served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Affinity FCU, a $2 billion asset credit union in Basking Ridge, N.J., where he provided leadership in marketing/e-commerce, human resources, Affinity Learning Institute, external and political affairs, financial education, strategy and innovation, and business intelligence functions. He is active in several national credit union organizations …


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