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CO-OP 'MIRACLE MATCH' REACHES $3M
updated 01/28/14 08:43 AM
150 CUs Participated in 2013
Credit unions raised $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013, of which $1 million was matched by CO-OP Financial Services' "Miracle Match" program. The funds benefited 98 different children’s hospitals in 34 states.

Nearly 70 new credit unions joined the program.

"CO-OP Financial Services established CO-OP Miracle Match on behalf of our member credit unions in 2008 as a way to encourage Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers,” said Stan Hollen, CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “This marks the third year in a row that the combined totals of CO-OP and participating credit unions surpassed the $3 million mark in donations.”

In addition to the $1 million CO-OP Miracle Match program, CO-OP Financial Services made $164,500 in contributions to Children Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013 through event sponsorships and donations at its own THINK Conference.

CO-OP Financial Services is also enabling an add-on transaction that allows credit union members to make a contribution to Children Miracle Network Hospitals at certain ATMs.

Click here to apply for matching grants in 2014 under the CO-OP Miracle Match program.

 
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CELEBRATE 100 MILLION MEMBERSHIPS updated 07/24/14 03:42 PM
National Awareness Campaign
The credit union movement is on pace to reach 100 million memberships this summer. To commemorate this milestone, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) launched the “100 Million Memberships” campaign, and invites all credit unions to participate.

ECONOMY 'WELL POSITIONED AND READY' updated 07/23/14 02:06 PM
CUs Can Target Growth Areas
As the economy expands throughout the latter half of 2014, credit unions should focus particularly on the largest employment sectors and growth in these areas, according to California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston in his latest Credit Union Digest column.

STORY ON CONGRESSMAN ISSA CLARIFIED updated 07/22/14 11:53 AM
'Misrepresents Facts,' Dykstra Says
Some within the credit union industry may have read the recently published Credit Union Times article regarding remarks from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, in relation to the credit union movement.

GIGI HYLAND TALKS PHILOSOPHY AT WCMS updated 07/21/14 04:11 PM
Foundation Leader Addresses Colloquium
The foundational philosophy of credit unions isn’t dead. But keeping true to the movement’s ideology means staying nimble in how it’s executed and harboring an open mind to change.