DES MOINES, Iowa (3/12/14)--The Members Group (TMG) and its sister companies will make a $10,000 donation to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), the Des Moines, Iowa-based payments processor announced Tuesday.
Attendees who visited The Members Group's exhibit hall booth at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington Feb. 23-27 were asked to fill out a "Make a Difference" card with an example of how they've made a difference in the lives of others. In honor of the "Make a Difference" project, The Members Group and its sister companies pledged to donate $10,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation. (The Members Group photo)
The gift is the result of a campaign TMG conducted by the Des Moines, Iowa-based payments processor from its booth at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 23-27 in Washington, D.C.
Joined by Hispanic market solutions company Coopera, credit union regulatory firm PolicyWorks and credit card agent issuer TMG Financial Services, TMG hosted its "Make a Difference" project at GAC. Attendees who visited the booth were asked to fill out a "Make a Difference" card with an example of how they've made a difference in the lives of others.
In honor of the Make a Difference project participants and their contributions, the sister companies and their parent organization, Affiliates Management Company, pledged to donate to NCUF.
"As a group, all of our sister companies decided to take a minimalist approach to our GAC booth display to keep the focus on our shared mission, which is to ensure the vitality of credit unions by improving the financial lives of consumers," said Georgann Smith, TMG vice president of marketing. "By simply doing good for others, organizations like ours can have a tremendous, positive impact on the credit union movement."
In addition to the in-booth story collection project, the sister companies sent representatives into the conference crowd with pre-loaded gift cards. They were instructed to hand out the gift cards to anyone they wished, explaining that the idea was to do good for others without an expectation of anything in return.
The response was inspiring, according to TMG's Vice President of Product Ryan Anderson, who passed out cards to strangers in line for coffee. "I watched several people 'pay it forward' by handing the card off to someone behind them in line," he said.