Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids Surpasses $3 Million Fundraising for Local Hospitals
Friday, May 11, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions continue to demonstrate their commitment to the state and to local communities through their support of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. In 2017, The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids committee (CU4Kids) raised $234,829 for the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Minnesota, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
Through the generous support of credit unions and vendor organizations throughout the state, Minnesota CU4Kids has raised more than $3 million in total funds since its inception in 1997.
Minnesota CU4Kids, a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, is part of a collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues, and business partners engaged in fundraising activities that benefit Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospitals. Throughout 2017, the CU4Kids committee coordinated a variety of fundraisers that engaged credit unions and members in all corners of Minnesota. Individual credit unions also coordinated their own fundraisers that consisted of cookouts, candy sales, and casual Fridays.
“We at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare are thankful for the long-term partnership we have had with Minnesota’s credit unions,” said Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Foundation Development Officer – CMN Hospitals, Becky Holst. “Each fundraiser allows us to help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life.”
MnCU4Kids attributes a significant portion of its fundraising success to CO-OP Financial Services, which provides regular donations through its Miracle Match program.
“We appreciate CO-OP’s ongoing support, and I am proud to recognize this long-lasting relationship between Minnesota credit unions and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare,” said Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Executive Director, Andrea Molnau.
Photo: In 2017, The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids committee (CU4Kids) raised $234,829 for the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Minnesota, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jy87qt9bi5euxcq/CU4Kids_050518.jpg?dl=0)