American Airlines Federal Credit Union Makes $60,000 Donation to Children’s Miracle Network
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $60,000 donation as a result of the 20th Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on May 6 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 July 5, 2016, at the American Airlines Credit Union headquarters building in Fort Worth. Natalie Houghton, Annual Giving Manager at Cook Children’s Health Foundation and Audra Cozart, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, were in attendance to accept the donation.
The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: Virtual banking company Q2, CO-OP Network; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels.
"The weather was gorgeous, which provided players the perfect opportunity to have a fantastic time while raising funds to support a very worthwhile cause," said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. "The relationship between vendors, associates and employees is crucial in 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.
"We are very grateful for the 20-year history of support from American Airlines Federal Credit Union through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program," said Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D., President of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. "The enthusiastic participation and support of the organization’s employees and vendors continues to grow and their collective impact helps to advance our mission of making life better for children."
"We are honored that American Airlines Credit Union is part of the Cook Children’s family," added Grant Harris, VP Cook Children’s Health Foundation. "Community support is crucial to Cook Children’s growth and helps us continue to provide extraordinary care to the children of our community. We are grateful for the generosity of the Credit Union in making a difference in the lives of our patient families."
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. Now in its 80th year, the Credit Union has more than 262,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $6.1 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.