New York CUs raise nearly $75,000 for important causes during

Contact: Ron McLean, Association SVP
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(June 20, 2013 - Albany, NY) – Attendees of the Credit Union Association of New York’s Annual Meeting & Convention participated in several fundraiser events, raising nearly $75,000 for three important causes: the New York Credit Union Foundation, the state-level Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that serve New York.

Nearly 700 New York credit unionists and system providers gathered at The Sagamore Resort last week for the event. From June 13-16, the group raised the following funds.

New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF): CUNA Mutual Group presented a check for $31,000 to NYCUF, thanks to sponsor and credit union support for the annual golf tournament held June 13 and 15 during Convention. Nearly 150 golfers participated, and the winning foursome included: Mike Jeffers (SEFCU), Mike Spulnick (SEFCU), Cameron Turner (The Summit FCU) and Chip Turner (The Summit FCU). An additional $6,000 was raised for NYCUF through a special reception to honor outgoing CUANY Chairman Lou Jimenez.

Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC): By supporting the annual Silent Auction (held June 15) and the first-ever Bingo event (held June 14), Convention attendees raised more than $15,000 for CUPAC, New York credit unions’ state-level political action committee.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Through sponsorships, donations and a match from CO-OP Financial Services’ Miracle Match program, a Wine Pull to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that serve New York raised more than $22,000. A total of 202 “mystery bottles” of wine were pulled during the event, which was held June 13 during the Welcome Reception/EXPO.

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Nearly 150 golfers participated in the CUNA Mutual Group Golf Tournament to benefit NYCUF, raising a total of $31,000.

Attendees bid on items at the Silent Auction to benefit CUPAC.

CUANY Member Relations VP Tracy Conner (left) and President/CEO William J. Mellin (right) present Credit Unions for Kids Senior Director Joe Dearborne with a check for $22,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.