American Airlines Credit Union Makes $55,000 Donation To Children’s Miracle Network
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $55,000 donation as a result of the 18th Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on May 2 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 July 31, 2014, at the American Airlines Credit Union headquarters building in Fort Worth. Angela Bynum, Sponsor Relations Representative at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Haylie Hall, Development Associate, Cook Children’s Health Care 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.
“Beautiful weather and a large turnout made this year’s event another triumph,” said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. “The continued support of our many associates/vendors and employees ensured that were once again able to raise a lot of money for these 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.
“We are so fortunate to have American Airlines Credit Union as one of our generous supporters,” said Angela Bynum, Development Gift Officer. “They have supported our hospital for years, through the Credit Unions for Kids national program (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals) and locally through an annual golf tournament. This helps us continue our mission of ‘making life better for children.’ ”
“Through your generosity, Cook Children’s is able to keep our promise to the community to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury,” says Karol Johnson, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Coordinator with Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “We have relied on community partners, such as the Credit Union, to help assure we will always be able to meet the needs of our children and fulfill our promise.”
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, American Airlines Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. In its 78th year, the Credit Union has more than 242,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $5.57 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, American Airlines Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners’ financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit AACreditUnion.org.