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Chartway FCU Wins Community Service Award for $582,000 Charitable Fundraising Effort

Feb 20, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Due to the efforts of their charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, Chartway Federal Credit Union has won a 2nd Place Award in the state Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program for Credit Unions. Chartway's award-winning entry showcased its most successful and impactful fundraising project -- the 2011 Black Tie & Bogey's Benefit, a 24-hour fundraising event that included an evening gala and a golf tournament. The organization netted $582,000 through the event, enabling it to provide funding to a number of worthwhile organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation, the EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program, Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater, Children’s Hospital of the King's Daughters, the Roc Solid Foundation, and St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children.

Due to the efforts of their charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, Chartway Federal Credit Union has won a 2nd Place Award in the state Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program for Credit Unions. The Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program, sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association, honors credit unions for their involvement in community projects and activities.

Chartway's award-winning entry showcased its most successful and impactful fundraising project -- the 2011 Black Tie & Bogey's Benefit, a 24-hour fundraising event that included an evening gala and a golf tournament.

The organization netted $582,000 through the event, enabling it to provide funding to a number of worthwhile organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation, the EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program, Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater, Children’s Hospital of the King's Daughters, the Roc Solid Foundation, and St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children.

"It is truly life-changing to see people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds come together to improve the quality of life for others in need," said John Blum, Chairman of Chartway Federal Credit Union's charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation. "The Chartway Family is proud to support the work of so many worthwhile organizations whose mission is to help children in need."

About the We Promise Foundation  

As the charitable arm of Chartway, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children struggling with degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. The foundation is a non-profit public charity that provides support to help children with a single goal: to put smiles on the faces of children by making their dreams come true. The foundation was launched in 2005 based on the enduring success of Chartway’s charitable events. Since 1999, Chartway and We Promise Foundation have raised $4.5M to lighten the burden of more than 900 children through our partnerships with numerous charitable children’s groups who share our passion and mission to make a difference.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes 60 branches in 10 states. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the credit union’s reach extends through Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Utah. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family in 2010. Utah Central became part of the organization in 2011. Altogether, the organization has assets of more than $1.9 billion and serves nearly 200,000 members. For more information, visitwww.chartway.com; or follow them at www.facebook.com/chartwayfcu.

The competition is named after Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer, who worked with several organizations to improve the living standards of the poor and needy.

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