Grab a Mask and Raise a Paddle for the Masquerade-Themed Credit Unions for Kids Auction


Credit unions raised a record-breaking $631,462 at the Credit Unions for Kids Auction last fall at MAXX in Tacoma, Wash.

Glam up, grab a fancy mask, and get ready to raise your paddles high, because it’s going to be a night to remember at this year’s Credit Unions for Kids auction – scheduled for Oct. 16 during the Northwest Credit Union Association’s MAXX Convention in Spokane.

This year’s auction, the Masquerade Ball, will welcome back Auctioneer, Sean Kelly. Last year, he got the crowd going with his fast-talking energy that took bidding to new heights, raising a record-breaking $631,462. The auction will also feature an inspiring Miracle Child, who will be announced later this spring.

This year’s auction goal is to raise $750,000. Electric cars will once again be a prominent feature, as well as sought-after vacation getaways, parties, sports outings, and themed baskets with wine, gourmet treats, jewelry, and much more. Credit unions make this happen through their generous donations and bids.

The Auction Committee, made up of NWCUA staff and 12 volunteers from Northwest credit unions, is helping to organize the event and will determine its look and feel, assist in the collection of donations and sponsorships, and work the evening of the auction.

Your Association is so grateful for the following individuals’ time and support:

  • Chantelle Castle, Lighthouse Community Credit Union
  • Jennifer Clark, PrimeSource Credit Union
  • Heidi Wesley-Cleveland, Verity Credit Union
  • Crystal Contreras, HAPO Community Credit Union
  • Amy Ellis, Simplot Employees Credit Union
  • Laura Fenter, Numerica Credit Union
  • Kaycie Holland, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Alex Johnson, Sound Credit Union
  • Trudi Mayes, CapEd Credit Union
  • Annette Pixley, InRoads Credit Union
  • David Sanders, Rogue Credit Union
  • Jeremy Sankwich, TAPCO Credit Union 

“The auction brings together the combined efforts and passion of so many dedicated individuals,” said NWCUA Director of Programming, Holly Miller. “We wouldn’t be able to reach our goal without their hard work and assistance. This year, we have set a goal of $750,000 and feel confident that it will be our best auction yet.”

Since its founding in the Northwest in 1986, and its adoption as credit unions’ national “charity of choice” in 1996, Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $185 million for 170 CMN hospitals across the nation. The dollars raised for the Credit Union For Kids Masquerade Ball Auction stay in this region.

For more information, or to register for this year’s auction, please see the MAXX event page, or contact Holly Miller.To donate items to the auction, please visit the online form

Editor’s Note: Look for an upcoming story in Anthem about this year’s Miracle Child.

Posted in CU4Kids, MAXX Annual Convention.