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 21st Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament – which took place on May 5 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 Aug. 27, 2017, at the American Airlines Credit Union headquarters building in Fort Worth. Karol Johnson, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Specialist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth and Aracely Munoz, Corporate Partnerships and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Development Officer with Children’s Health in Dallas, were in attendance to accept the donation from Credit Union President & CEO Angie Owens.
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.
"Children’s Health has been the recipient of American Airlines Credit Union’s support for two decades through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Credit Unions for Kids program, and we couldn’t be more grateful," said Brent Christopher, President of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. "The enthusiastic participation and support of the organization’s employees and vendors is fantastic, and it directly supports our ability to make life better for children."
"The Credit Union has been an incredible partner to Cook Children’s for the past 26 years," added Grant Harris, VP Cook Children’s Health Foundation. "We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a generous community, whose support helps us deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. The Credit Union’s passion and enthusiasm for supporting our patients is truly inspiring."
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 81st year, the Credit Union has more than 277,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $6.4 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.