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Attendees of the 2013 Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction pose for a picture with their masks (L-R): Carol Galizia, incoming CEO of L.A. Financial CU; Sue Mitchell, Partner at Mitchell, Stankovic, and Associates; and Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.
Darren Williams, CEO of Wescom CU and Chairman of the Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction Executive Committee.
Joe Dearborn, Senior Director of Credit Unions for Kids, the fundraising arm of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

WINE AUCTION RAISES $500K FOR KIDS
updated 03/25/13 03:55 PM
CU Movement Bonds During Special Night
A record $500,000 was raised during the 2013 Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction last Friday evening, where 365 attendees from California and Nevada placed their bids for a range of high-end wines, vacation packages, memorabilia, sports tickets, and a range of other packages at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA—all for the sake of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN).

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"We want to thank our sponsors, donors, and volunteers," said Darren Williams, CEO of Wescom CU and chairman of the Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction Executive Committee. "They made this a truly special event through their generosity."

Besides the auction—always a lively, festive event filled with friendly competition—a special treat awaited the audience. Natalie Reggio, a 20-year-old college student and CMN patient, shared how Children's Hospital of Orange County changed her life. Reggio, who suffers from a seizure disorder, is just one of thousands of young individuals battling a variety of illnesses that CMN hospitals help treat with the help of credit unions across California and Nevada.

The much-anticipated annual event brought together credit union CEOs, board members, industry executives, and other supporters for a glamorous evening of fine food, dancing, bustling chatter, silent and live auctions, and the same unified spirit characterizing the cooperative movement's philosophy.

Over the past eight years, the yearly wine auction has raised almost $2 million for Credit Unions for Kids, one of several ongoing fundraising initiatives supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The live and silent auctions are also complemented by an online auction during the week leading up to the event.

"More than we've ever seen before, member credit unions of the Leagues have stepped up to help create miracles in the lives of these children through their extraordinary fundraising efforts," said Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. "A remarkable impact will be felt throughout Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada because of these generous contributions. We want to thank credit unions and the entire industry for once again making this a special evening."

Corporate sponsors of this year's event included CU Direct Corp., CO-OP Financial Services, CUNA Mutual Group, and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

Next year's wine auction will be held on March 14.

 
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