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20-Year CU Partnership, Including CUs Care, Brings $150M to CMN Hospitals
Friday, January 8, 2016 6:45 AM

The iconic Credit Unions for Kids program celebrates a major milestone in 2016: 20 years of fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, an effort that has produced more than $150 million in donations.

Since becoming a fundraising partner in 1996, more than 3,000 credit unions and numerous business partners across the United States have combined to become the third-largest corporate fundraising partner for CMN Hospitals. 

To honor America’s credit unions, CMN Hospitals has launched a year-long Credit Unions for Kids initiative to celebrate the life-changing work of credit unions over the last two decades. Campaign highlights will include a major presence on social media; a special anniversary video, and an exciting contest open to the entire credit union movement as well as the public.  

This program coincides with Cornerstone's ongoing Credit Unions Care campaign, which is an excellent opportunity to show the collective credit union spirt as we raise funds for CMN Hospitals. If your credit union has recently raised funds for CMN, all you need to do is send Cornerstone the reporting form so your donation will be represented among the total dollars collected throughout the Cornerstone region.

All credit union donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with CMN Hospitals and the amazing success of the Credit Unions for Kids program over the past 20 years,” said Jim Nussle, Credit Union National Association president/CEO. “Throughout our history, credit unions have always played a vital role in giving back to the local community and there is no better example of ‘people helping people’ than what we have done through the CU4Kids program.”

Credit unions under the Credit Unions for Kids brand participate in fundraising throughout the year including hosting golf tournaments, wine auctions, change drives, Miracle Balloon Icon campaigns, Miracle Jeans Day, and Shop for Miracles, which was held on International Credit Union Day and raised $500,000 in 2015.

John Lauck, CMN Hospitals president/CEO, said, “The funds raised by credit unions directly benefit sick and injured children who are in need and who are deserving of the best care available.”