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MWCUF, CUs Raise $24K For Scholarships
DENVER (8/9/13)--The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation held its second annual charity golf tournament, in partnership with the Denver Area Chapter of Credit Unions, July 24 in Englewood, Colo.
 
Click to view larger imageJacob Helleckson, Brayman Beach Scholarship recipient, right, and Carroll Beach, retired CEO, SunCorp CU in Westminster, Colo., took part in the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation's second annual charity golf tournament. It was held in partnership with the Denver Area Chapter of Credit Unions, July 24 in Englewood, Colo.  (Photo provided by the Mountain West Credit Union Association)
The event raised more than $24,000 to support the foundation's leadership development and educational scholarship programs, a 140% increase in funds raised from the previous year's event.
 
Nearly 40 organizations within the credit union community were represented from across Mountain West Credit Union Association's (MWCUA) tri-state area of Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. The event sold out with 144 participants.
 
Also attending was the foundation's 2013 Brayman-Beach Scholarship recipient, Jacob Helleckson, a senior at Paonia High School who will attend the University of Colorado Boulder this fall. 
 
The event was made possible by a volunteer host committee comprised of credit union professionals from:
  • Arizona Central CU, Phoenix;
  • Columbine FCU, Littleton, Colo.;
  • Denver Community FCU;
  • Premier Members FCU, Boulder, Colo.;
  • Security Service FCU, Denver, Pueblo, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs (branches of San Antonio, Texas);
  • Sooper CU, Denver; and
  • MWCUA.
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