The Cornerstone Foundation extends its gratitude to chapters in Fort Worth, Arkansas, and Oklahoma for supporting the Foundation through their Festival of Trees events this past holiday season. The annual Festival of Trees, an event that began in Oklahoma City, was adopted by the Cornerstone Chapters Program as a signature event celebrated throughout the region to benefit the Foundation.
The Oklahoma Chapter went back to their roots in grand style with Santa and his many elves. A fun evening of networking, along with a live and silent auction, resulted in a generous $10,000 for the Foundation.
The Arkansas Chapters collectively donated $2,500 in lieu of their annual Rockin’ Wreaths event but plan to continue rockin’ the holiday spirit again in 2022.
The Fort Worth Chapter chose once again to sell Santa Bags at their December holiday dinner. Thanks to their hard work and creativity, they raised over $1,300.
“Working to raise money for the Foundation during the holiday season is the least the Fort Worth Chapter could do,” said Chapter Treasurer Melissa Burleson from Tarrant County’s Credit Union. “The chapter and its credit unions have received support from the Foundation through grants for speakers and education of staff and volunteers. In a world with so much uncertainty, the Fort Worth Chapter feels privileged to be able to give back to the Foundation.”
All monies raised from the Festival of Trees efforts fund the Foundation’s three initiatives: financial capability programs, credit union development grants, and relief for credit union staff and volunteers when disaster strikes. The cooperative spirit is as strong as the holiday spirit throughout Cornerstone.
From the Cornerstone Foundation: “Thank you, thank you, thank you for your participation and your continued support!”
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