Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | November 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $60,000 donation as a result of the 21st Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on May 5 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 Aug. 27, 2017, at the American Airlines Credit Union headquarters building in Fort Worth. Karol Johnson, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Specialist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth and Aracely Munoz, Corporate Partnerships and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Development Officer with Children’s Health in Dallas, were in attendance to accept the donation from Credit Union President & CEO Angie Owens.
“The weather was gorgeous, which provided players the perfect opportunity to have a fantastic time while raising funds to support a very worthwhile cause,” said Tish Pruitt, who oversees charitable giving for American Airlines Credit Union. “The relationship between vendors, associates and employees is crucial in making our tournament a huge success.”
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.
“Children’s Health has been the recipient of American Airlines Credit Union’s support for two decades through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Brent Christopher, President of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “The enthusiastic participation and support of the organization’s employees and vendors is fantastic, and it directly supports our ability to make life better for children.”
“The Credit Union has been an incredible partner to Cook Children’s for the past 26 years,” said Grant Harris, VP Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a generous community, whose support helps us deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. The Credit Union’s passion and enthusiasm for supporting our patients is truly inspiring.”
The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: Virtual banking company Q2, CO-OP Network; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels.
SOURCE American Airlines Federal Credit Union