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Several Leagues, CUs Announce Funds Raised For Kids' Hospitals
ST. PAUL, Minn., and DANA Point, Calif. (4/1/13)--Credit unions in California, Nevada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin reported fundraising for the Credit Unions for Kids efforts to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in their states.

Click to view larger image The eighth annual California and Nevada Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction in Dana Point, Calif., raised a record $500,000 for 11 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada. The auction event drew more than 360 attendees from 78 credit unions, business partners and hospitals. (Photo provided by Credit Unions for Kids) The eighth annual California and Nevada Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction, Dana Point, Calif., raised a record $500,000 for 11 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada. The sold-out March 22 event drew more than 360 attendees from 78 credit unions, business partners and hospitals. The event has raised more than $1.9 million since 2006.

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation presented a check for nearly $204,495 to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. From left: Dave Engler, Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) co-chair; Mark D. Cummins, Minnesota Credit Union Foundation president; Marlo Hirl, MnCU4Kids co-chair; and Becky DeRosia, development associate for Gillette Children's. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation) "Our credit union partners once again demonstrated their remarkable generosity and unwavering commitment to our California and Nevada children's hospitals with their support of this year's wine auction," said Joe Dearborn, senior director, Credit Unions for Kids. "It's a true testament to the credit union philosophy of people helping people."

Click to view larger imageMembers and employees of Landmark CU, New Berlin, Wis. raised $36,618 for Children's Hospital Foundation through its Credit Unions for Kids Chain of Hearts program. Landmark CEO Jay Magulski presents the check to Liz Girsch, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. (Photo provided by Landmark CU) MnCU4Kids is a committee of the foundation and part of a collaboration of credit unions and their organizations and partners raising funds through a variety of activities for Children's Miracle Network-affiliated hospitals.

Among credit unions announcing their individual efforts on behalf of CU4 Kids was New Berlin, Wis., Landmark CU. Hundreds of its members and 530 employees raised $36,618 for Children's Hospital Foundation by selling $1 "links" and $10 "hearts" during its CU4Kids Chain of Hearts campaign. That was a 13% increase over last year.


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