AMERICAN AIRLINES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MAKES $55,000 DONATION TO CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $55,000 donation as a result of the 23rd Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on May 3, 2019, at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. The total donation will be split between Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
The check was presented last month at the American Airlines Credit Union headquarters building in Fort Worth. Karol Johnson, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth; and Kendal Rowden, Children’s Medical Center Foundation in Dallas; were in attendance to accept the donation from Credit Union President & CEO Gail Enda.
The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels.
“Though a series of storms had us on edge prior to the tournament, the clouds cleared for a beautiful day on the links giving our players a chance to enjoy the sunshine while raising funds to support worthwhile causes,” said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. “And our ongoing relationships with vendors, associates and employees remains a vital part of making our tournament a huge success.”
Credit unions hold fast to their motto of "People Helping People" and this philosophy blossoms with the industry's support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Credit unions, fund-raising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, have partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996 and have generated more than $100 million in contributions.
“American Airlines Federal Credit Union has faithfully stood by the sides of sick and injured kids who count on Children’s Health for more than 20 years,” said Brent Christopher, president of Children's Medical Center’ Foundation. “Your employees and vendors have been such enthusiastic, loyal supporters through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program, and we can’t thank you enough. Because of your gifts, we are able to help more patients and their families than ever before through life-saving research. Just like the American Airlines planes, you keep our Children’s Health red balloon soaring!”
“Cook Children’s is incredibly grateful for our long-standing partnership with American Airlines Credit Union,” said Grant Harris, SVP, Chief Development Officer, Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “Thanks to you and your generous support of our Sit…Stay…PLAY program, our patients’ families receive a unique form of healing in their interactions with our four therapy dogs. On behalf of our staff, patients and families, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all that you do.”
For any additional information regarding the American Airlines Credit Union annual golf tournament, please contact Tish Pruitt at Tish.Pruitt@AACreditUnion.org
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, American Airlines Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. In its 83rd year, the Credit Union has more than 300,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $7.4 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, American Airlines Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners’ financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit AACreditUnion.org.