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American Airlines FCU Makes $55k Donation to CMN
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:40 AM

American Airlines FCU

American Airlines FCU recently presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $55,000 donation as a result of the 17th Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on April 26 at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. The total donation will be split between Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

The check was presented recently at the credit union’s headquarters building in Fort Worth. Angela Bynum, Sponsor Relations Representative at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Natalie Houghton, Annual Giving Specialist, Cook Children’s Health Foundation, were in attendance to accept the donation.

The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: CO-OP Network; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels.

“This year’s tournament was a phenomenal success,” said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. “We couldn’t have done it without the enthusiastic support of associates/vendors and employees, all of whom were happy to raise funds for such worthwhile causes.”

Credit unions hold fast to their motto of "People Helping People" and this philosophy blossoms with the industry's support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Credit unions, fund-raising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, have partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996 and have generated more than $100 million in contributions.

In 2011, credit unions were third behind only Wal-Mart and Costco in corporate partner annual giving. The funds raised by the credit union community help fund new facilities, equipment, research, patient services and health education programs benefiting 17 million children annually. 

The donation from the golf tournament includes a CO-OP Financial Services Miracle Match of $10,000. The Miracle Match program is a $1 million matching funds program which aims to match contributions at the local level, expanding the contributions raised by credit unions to stimulate even greater giving for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Everyone at American Airlines Federal Credit Union is committed to making our annual golf tournament a success on all levels and our amazing staff and volunteers went above and beyond this year,” said Angie Owens, president and CEO. “We were very excited to raise an additional $5,000 over last year’s total especially in knowing that 100 percent of every dollar raised through our golf tournament goes directly toward patient care at our two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”