RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (5/27/14)--Participants and credit union organizations donated $126,500 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at CO-OP Financial Services' THINK 14 Conference held last week in New Orleans.
|Transaction Network Services Inc. donated $75,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during the THINK 14 conference, part of a total of $126,500 raised during the conference. At the check presentation are, from left, Joe Dearborn, senior director, CMN Hospitals; Mike Keegan, co-chief executive officer, Transaction Network Services; and Caroline Willard, executive vice president, markets and strategy, for conference sponsor CO-OP Financial Services. (CO-OP Financial Services photo)|
The donations included $75,000 from Transaction Network Services Inc. and $25,000 from FIS.
The $126,500 in contributions sets a record for charitable giving during a THINK conference, CO-OP said.
"The amount donated to CMN Hospitals during THINK 14 is a testimony to the people-helping-people ethic of credit unions," said Stan Hollen, president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "It's not just a slogan; people in this industry really are committed to the well-being of others."
A tradition of the THINK conferences, the 2014 meeting included charitable events for attendees on May 19 and 22. Activities included a golf tournament, a New Orleans city tour, a Garden District tour, an airboat swamp romp, a cooking demonstration of traditional New Orleans delicacies and "Miracle Jeans Day." The amount contributed by participants totaled $13,000.
In addition, $823 million-asset 1st United Services CU of Pleasanton, Calif.; $1.3 billion-asset Elevations CU of Boulder, Colo.; Mitchell, Stankovic, & Associates, Boulder City, Nev.; and $1.2 billion-asset Vantage West CU of Tucson, Ariz., made contributions totaling $3,500.
Event host CO-OP donated $10,000. This is in addition to the $1 million CO-OP donates on behalf of its member institutions to Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers annually through the CO-OP Miracle Match program.