Heroes of Hope: A Gala in Spokane City is Theme for Credit Unions for Kids Dinner, Auction at Amplify

A superhero theme honoring the brave patients, dedicated medical staff and loyal families of Children’s Miracle Network hospitals will set the stage for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s dinner and auction benefitting Credit Unions for Kids. The event takes place during the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Spokane on October 7-9.

Heroes of Hope: A Gala in Spokane City, is scheduled for October 8, and will feature a sit-down dinner and silent and live auctions.

“Our goal is to raise $170,000,” said Jamie Dedmon, NWCUA community manager. Last year’s auction at Amplify raised $158,000 for Credit Unions for Kids, including donor pledges and a $10,000 “Miracle Match” grant from CO-OP Financial Services.

Dedmon had no trouble finding volunteers from the Northwest credit union community to step up for committee service. Committee members will help to solicit donations from credit unions and business partners. The committee selected the superhero theme, and designers from Horizon Credit Union in Spokane created the eye-catching logo.

“We believe the logo communicates an inspired sense of local heroism,” said Stefanie Robinson, Director of Marketing at Horizon Credit Union and a 2014 Auction Committee member. “The auction allows everyone the ability to be a hero in the eyes of a child and their family.”

“The annual auction is a unique opportunity for credit union advocates from across the Northwest to make a difference for our six regional Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” added Stephen Pagenstecher, auction committee member. “This year at Heroes of Hope: A Gala in Spokane City, we’ll find the hero in all of us as we raise funds for Credit Unions for Kids.”

The dinner and auction celebrates the Credit Unions for Kids legacy as the “charity of choice” in the credit union movement.

Credit Unions for Kids was founded by a group of Northwest credit union leaders in 1986, and became a national charity in 1996. Credit unions have since raised more than $110 million for the 170 CMN hospitals.

The next priority, Dedmon said, is securing auction donations. The donation procurement form is available online. Historically, Dedmon said, jewelry, artwork, quilts, fine wines and travel gifts have resulted in competitive bidding.

“Take up the hero’s mantle and champion the legacy of giving in the northwest. Don your sophisticated secret identities for an evening of fun and frivolity with your superhero friends at this glitzy, semi-formal dinner that will provide high action in our silent and live auction,” said Dedmon.

Registration for Amplify Convention and for Heroes of Hope: A Gala in Spokane City is available online.

Questions about this story? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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