CO-OP’s THINK 15 Conference Raises $100,000 for Children’s Hospitals

A total of $100,000 was raised in donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the THINK 15 Conference held May 5-8 in Colorado Springs, Colo., including $77,500 from Transaction Network Services, Inc.

The six-figure amount donated to CMN Hospitals during THINK 15 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.”

“TNS is focused on supporting organizations that help provide a brighter future for children,” said Mike Keegan, Chief Executive Officer of TNS (, Reston, Va. “We initially became involved with CMN Hospitals after seeing the passion of CO-OP and its credit union members for this important cause. We look forward to continuing our support of CMN Hospitals.”

A tradition of the THINK conferences, the 2015 meeting included charitable events for attendees on May 5 and May 8. Activities included a golf tournament, a cog railway trip up Pikes Peak and Miracle Jeans Day. The amount contributed by participants totaled $7,500.

At the conference’s final General Session on May 8, event host CO-OP Financial Services donated a further $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 Miracle Match by CO-OP.

A further contribution announced during the final session was $5,000 from Saylent ( of Franklin, Mass.

TNS concluded the final session by presenting their own check for $77,500 to CMN Hospitals.

All these sums added up to the $100,000 in CMN Hospitals donations for the THINK 15 conference. For more information, visit

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