Northwest Credit Unions Raise More than $1.5 Million to Support Children’s Hospitals
First Tech teams up with credit unions and industry partners to support medical research and care for children and families in need.
SAN JOSE, Calif. and HILLSBORO, Ore. – July 25, 2023 – First Tech Federal Credit Union, in partnership with 13 other northwest credit unions, including Advantis Credit Union, BECU, Canvas Credit Union, Columbia Credit Union, Fibre Federal Credit Union, InRoads Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, Mint Valley Federal Credit Union, OnPoint Community Credit Union, OCCU | Oregon Community Credit Union, Red Canoe Credit Union, Rivermark Community Credit Union, and Unitus Community Credit Union, raised more than $1.5 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This work was made possible through the annual Credit Unions for Kids fundraising campaign, where First Tech employees and members, credit union partners, business leaders from across the country, and community partners gave their time and funds to support children and their families.
The Credit Unions for Kids Northwest Classic tournament remains one of the largest credit union-sponsored events supporting CMN Hospitals and continues to successfully unite fellow philanthropic credit unions around a single goal. The campaign centers on driving awareness and funding through member and employee efforts and culminates each year in the Northwest Classic Tournament, bringing together sponsors, players, vendors, and volunteers for a day of golf, fun and fundraising for CMN Hospitals. Since the fundraising event’s inception 23 years ago, First Tech and other Northwest credit unions have raised over $13.7 million to support regional hospitals and the health of children from all backgrounds.
“All of us have people in our lives who have been impacted by illness or who have needed life-giving care provided by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The collective work that First Tech, our credit union partners, and our larger community has done through Credit Unions for Kids has provided hope and a future to families who might otherwise have none,” said First Tech Federal Credit Union President and CEO Greg Mitchell. “Thank you to our credit union community, partners, members, and employees who have truly exemplified the credit union difference of people helping people through this success. I’m so incredibly proud.”
CMN Hospital partners are distinguished for their innovative contributions towards pediatric cancer research, treatments, rehabilitation, and exceptional care for patients and families. Beneficiaries include:
- Seattle Children's Hospital (Seattle, Washington)
- OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital (Portland, Oregon)
- PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Children's Hospital – Riverbend (Springfield, Oregon)
- UC Davis Children's Hospital (Sacramento, California)
- UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital – Oakland (Oakland, California)
- Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora, Colorado)
The success of this year’s campaign was made possible through the participation and support of many organizations, including generous credit union partners from not just the northwest, but from across the country, including:
- Alliant Credit Union
- Community Financial Credit Union
- First Entertainment Credit Union
- Patelco Credit Union
- Premier America Credit Union
- Stanford Federal Credit Union
- Teachers Federal Credit Union
For more information on First Tech’s community focus and support of Credit Unions for Kids, visit https://www.firsttechfed.com/discover/community-commitment
ABOUT FIRST TECH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’S COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2022, First Tech provided over $4 million in charitable giving to 128 organizations, and more than 80% of employees participated in community engagement, directing dollars and time to nonprofit partners who provide programs and services to children and families in need. First Tech’s philanthropic focus areas include support for education (STEM, early childhood literacy, financial education and scholarships), and fundamental needs (hunger, shelter and community health). Visit www.firsttechfed.com/community to learn more about the ways First Tech pays it forward throughout the year.
ABOUT CREDIT UNIONS FOR KIDS AND CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS®
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that treat 12 million kids a year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion. One of CMN Hospitals most successful partnerships is Credit Unions for Kids. This is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities. Adopted as the CU4Kids movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 5th largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 2006, CU4Kids has raised more than $180 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Change Kids Health to Change the Future, at childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/ and facebook.com/cmnhospitals/.
ABOUT FIRST TECH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $17+ billion institution headquartered in San Jose, California. The nation’s premier credit union serves the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Agilent, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, Intuit, Google, and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to more than 720,000 members through its 33 branch locations, more than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, and online platforms. First Tech offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking, online banking, mortgages, financial planning, various consumer loans, and insurance services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit www.firsttechfed.com.
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