Credit Unions for Kids 2019 Auction was a Huge Success – Let’s Go Even Bigger in 2020
By volunteering for the 2020 Auction Committee, you can have a direct impact on raising funds for children’s life-saving medical care.
Are you ready to create miracles for children who need life-saving medical care? You can by joining the 2020 Credit Unions for Kids Auction Committee.
The 2019 Auction Committee played a critical role in the event’s success at MAXX in Spokane, raising a record amount of more than $900,000 for the eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the region.
Northwest credit unions made that success possible, proving once again just how generous the Credit Union Movement is. It’s also testament to how dedicated the 2019 Auction Committee was, devoting their time and energy into the event’s planning.
“It’s amazing – the dedication, generosity, and enthusiasm our credit unions show for children in need. This is our ‘why,’ – the People Helping People credit union philosophy on full display,” said Holly Miller, Northwest Credit Union Association Programming Director.
The Association will begin delivering checks and sponsored electric cars to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Dec. 19, starting with Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. Your Association is currently scheduling all other hospital check presentations, to happen in the coming weeks.
Looking ahead to 2020, your Association wants to continue the fundraising momentum, and it needs credit union professionals’ help to do it.
“Our Auction Committee members always play a pivotal role in organizing this event. Each year they assist us in harnessing the collaborative and philanthropic energy that helps to drive our annual success, Miller said. “I am proud of the committee’s work and look forward to what the 2020 Auction will accomplish with their assistance.”
The committee plans the event’s theme and design and solicits sponsorships, table sales, and item donations. In addition, the committee members’ ongoing work sets an example of community give-back and helps inspire attendees to bid early and bid often during the yearly auction.
The auction will again be part of the MAXX Convention and Trade Show, to be held in Portland Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. To join the committee, email Miller.
Credit Unions for Kids was founded in the Northwest more than 30 years ago, and later adopted nationwide as the Credit Union Movement’s charity of choice. Every dollar raised at the auction goes to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in the region, providing life-saving care to children, cutting-edge research, and the development of new technology.
Editor’s Note: Your Association would once again like to give a hearty thank you to the 2019 Auction Committee for all their dedication, making this year’s auction a huge success.
- 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