MANCHESTER, N.H. (12/3/14)--The success of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of Credit Unions' annual holiday auction, combined with the support of the New Hampshire Credit Union League, resulted in a $2 million milestone for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire.
Julie Baron, CEO, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, left; Paul Gentile, president/CEO, New Hampshire Credit Union League; John Young, president/CEO, New Hampshire FCU, and board member, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire; and Jerry Dumoulin, president/CEO, Guardian Angel CU, and league chair, celebrate the league's 18 years of successful fundraising for the charity. (Daily CU Scan Photo)
At Monday's chapter meeting, the annual holiday auction raised more than $16,500, according to chapter President Dennis Hebert, vice president of sales and business development at $333 million-asset Granite State CU, Manchester, N.H. (Daily CU Scan Dec. 2).
Hebert said, "This event has grown into a credit union tradition that continues to exceed expectations in attendance and raising money for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire." More than 140 people attended the meeting and bid on auction items.
More than 25 Make-A-Wish children and their families were on hand as league officials made an additional donation of $30,000, bringing the historical total to more than $2 million.
During the celebration, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire representatives introduced 8-year-old Amy, whose wish is being granted through credit union support. On Dec. 13, Amy and her family will travel to Wisconsin to visit the American Girl doll factory.