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CU Direct Celebrates 20th Anniversary with $20K Donation

Company’s ‘20 for 20 campaign’ to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

December 4, 2014

CU Direct

CU Direct Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

CU Direct launched its 20 for 20 campaign by inviting credit unions and their members to visit the campaign website and vote for the CMN hospital of their choice.

Contest participants can vote once per day through Dec. 22. CU Direct will announce the winning CMN hospital Dec. 23.

The credit union with the most votes toward the winning hospital will be invited to co-present the $20,000 check from CU Direct to the winning hospital.

“As we reflect on 20 years in business, we want to give back to a nonprofit that’s been near and dear to the CU Direct family for the past decade,” says CU Direct President/CEO Tony Boutelle. “We’re excited to let our customers and the credit union community help decide which Children’s Miracle Network hospital will receive the donation.”

Over the last decade, CU Direct has been an active sponsor of the Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction, benefitting CMN Hospitals in Nevada and California. The annual event has helped raise more than $2.6 million since 2006.

CU Direct has a lending network of 1,100 credit unions and 11,400 auto dealers, through which more than 7.4 million auto loans totaling nearly $157 billion have been made. In 2014, CU Direct credit unions became the nation’s third largest auto lender.

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