updated 10/28/13 05:47 PM
International CU Day Initiative
Several California and Nevada credit unions celebrated this year’s International Credit Union Day on Oct. 17 by helping CU4Kids create miracles and donated nearly $175,000 to Credit Unions for Kids, it was announced during Monday's opening general session at the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' Annual Meeting and Convention by Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra.
Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, announces
The nationwide alliance of credit unions supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Funds will benefit local hospitals belonging to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Each time members used their check card or credit card on Oct. 17, the participating credit unions donated 25 cents or any self-determined amount to Credit Unions for Kids.
“Kids who need the most care will now be able to receive it thanks to the generosity of these credit unions, and their members,” said Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra.
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues—with support from Rancho Cucamonga, CA-based CO-OP Financial Services—encouraged credit unions to participate in this year’s event. The statewide initiative was an outgrowth of a 2012 program launched by four California credit unions—California CU in Glendale; Xceed Financial FCU in El Segundo; SkyOne FCU in Hawthorne; and Wescom CU in Pasadena.
Some of the participating credit unions were eligible for a CO-OP Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP provided $23,427 in matching funds. Launched in 2008, CO-OP Miracle Match is a $1-million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters and leagues to create and participate in local CMNH fundraisers.
In addition to California CU, Xceed Financial, SkyOne FCU, and Wescom, other credit unions participating in the 2013 event included Caltech Employees FCU in La Canada-Flintridge, Clark County CU in Las Vegas, Community First CU in Santa Rosa, Eagle Community CU in Lake Forest, Farmers Insurance Group FCU in Los Angeles, Financial Partners CU in Downey, First City CU in Los Angeles, Health Associates FCU in Orange, LBS Financial CU in Long Beach, Kinecta FCU in Manhattan Beach; McKesson Employees’ FCU in San Francisco, Orange County’s CU in Santa Ana, Pacific Service CU in Walnut Creek, Redwood CU in Santa Rosa, San Mateo CU in Redwood City, SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, and Southern California Postal CU in Long Beach.
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