VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (4/17/14)--The We Promise Foundation, the charitable arm of $1.9 billion-asset Chartway FCU, announced it has given a $200,000 grant to Toby's Dream Foundation.
|Front row, from left: Toby's Dream Foundation beneficiaries Sophia, Madelyn and Abbi and John Blum, chairman, We Promise Foundation; back row, from left, Karen Lane, executive director, Chartway FCU; Joan Steele, executive director, Toby's Dream Foundation; and Beth O'Toole, vice president of operations, Chartway FCU. (Chartway FCU photo)|
The contribution from the Virginia Beach, Va., credit union will help Toby's Dream Foundation fulfill the wishes of about 50 children in the Great Hampton Roads and eastern shore areas of Virginia.
We Promise has been "a pivotal partner by providing funding for children battling various types of cancer, rare syndromes, and even those waiting for life-giving transplants," said Joan Steele, executive director of Toby's Dream.
The latest grant brings We Promise's financial contribution to Toby's Dream Foundation to $425,000. Last year, Chartway FCU raised more than $890,000 to make dreams come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. We Promise is gearing up to hold its two largest events shortly--its ninth Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala Sept. 10 and its 16th Annual Charity Golf Classic Sept. 11.
Since 2009, Toby's Dream Foundation has helped more than 250 children--110 of which were helped by the We Promise Foundation--who have life-threatening illnesses experience their most fantastic dreams.