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Arizonas CUs raise 510000 for CUs for Kids
PHOENIX (6/27/08)--Arizona's credit unions raised $510,000 during 2007 to make life easier for hospitalized children at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center, according to the
Desiree Hoogerhuis, left, of the Arizona Credit Union League's Credit Unions for Kids steering committee, presents this year's traveling trophy to Gloria Mundy, CEO of Bashas' Associates FCU in Tempe, Ariz., for showing the highest percentage increase in money raised over last year for Arizona children's hospitals. (Photo provided by the Arizona Credit Union League)
Arizona Credit Union League. The league announced the total during a Credit Unions for Kids Recognition Lunch at its Annual Convention. Credit unions recognized in five asset categories for raising the most money and raising the most money per member were:
* Under $10 million in assets: Maricopa Santa Fe FCU, Phoenix, $1,916; * $10 million to $20 million in assets: Cochise CU, Willcox, $1,792; * $21 million to $99 million: Bashas' Associates FCU, Tempe, $8,589; * $100 million to $499 million: Arizona Central CU, Phoenix,$50,000; and * $500 million and over: Desert Schools FCU, Phoenix, $340,000.
One beneficiary of the funds raised is One Darn Cool School, a school at Phoenix Children's Hospital that helps hospitalized kids keep up with their studies while undergoing treatment. Arizona's credit unions are a major sponsor of the school, helping provide it books, classroom materials and teacher salaries. At Tucson Medical Center, credit unions' funds will support wellness programs, purchase life-saving medical equipment and provide health services for children. Arizona's credit unions have raised more than $3 million since 1996 for the Children's Miracle Network.
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