RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (3/10/11)--Credit Unions for Kids has created a Young Leaders for Kids Advisory Board to help credit unions expand participation in fundraising events and develop strategies to engage the next generation of credit union leadership. The board includes members from credit unions and credit union organizations throughout the U.S., said Samantha Paxson, committee chair, and vice president, marketing, CO-OP Financial Services, based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "We are working to maximize fundraising results for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2011, and help create an even greater grassroots following for Credit Unions for Kids," she said. In addition to Paxson, committee members are:
* Nida Ajaz, PTP New Media (CU swag/CU Grow), Pasadena, Texas; * Jaime Crooks, Ohio HealthCare FCU, Dublin, Ohio; * Brent Dixon, Filene/Crash Network, Madison, Wis., and The Haberdashery, New York, N.Y.; * Brooke Gilchrist, Enterprise Car Sales, St. Louis, Mo.; * Tina Hall, Verity CU, Seattle, Wash.; * Ronaldo Hardy, La Capitol FCU, Baton Rouge, La.; * Theresa Hilinski, Filene/Crash Network.; * Jennifer Johnson, CO-OP Financial Services; * Jill Nowacki, MaPS CU, Salem, Ore.; * Jessica Perschon-Rhodes, Filene/Crash Network and Washington State Employees CU, Olympia, Wash.; * Lisa Stokman, iQ CU, Vancouver, Wash.; * Jenn Wade, PTP New Media (CU Swag/CU Grow).; and * Audrey Wiggins, PTP New Media (CU Swag; CU Grow).
Young Leaders for Kids will provide ideas and guidance for three 2011 fundraising events, which are eligible for matching funds from CO-OP Miracle Match:
* Change a Child's Life, a loose-coin collecting campaign that runs until April. 30. To order campaign materials use the link. * The Miracle Jeans Day campaign, Aug. 1 through Sept. 14, which includes two activities--donating so employees can wear jeans on Sept. 14 and purchasing a special Miracle Jeans Day paper icon. * Holiday Icons, will run Nov. 1 to Dec.30.
"With the support of our Young Leaders and the credit union community at large, we look forward to promoting and encourage credit union events in 2011 that help fund breakthrough research, services and new facilities for children's hospitals," said Joe Dearborn, senior director of development for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Credit Unions for Kids. For more information use the links.