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Karen Lane Selected to Serve as the Executive Director of Chartway FCU's We Promise Foundation

Jul 15, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Chartway Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the country known for providing money-saving solutions and competitive rates, is proud to announce that it has selected Karen Lane to lead its charitable arm – the We Promise Foundation – as its executive director.

CONTACT:
Heidi E. Worker
Director of Corporate Communication
(757) 552-1000, Ext. 43026
heworker@chartway.com

Virginia Beach, Virginia (July 10, 2013) – Chartway Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the country known for providing money-saving solutions and competitive rates, is proud to announce that it has selected Karen Lane to lead its charitable arm – the We Promise Foundation – as its executive director.

Lane comes to Chartway’s We Promise Foundation following several years at Gold Key/PHR Hotels and Resorts where she served as the marketing communications manager. During this time, she handled direct marketing and promotional activities for eight oceanfront restaurants, served as the primary press liaison for the hospitality company, and managed major charitable events, including the East

Coast Surfing Championship, Neptune Festival, American Music Festival and many others.

Prior to working for Gold Key / PHR, Karen held roles in marketing and account management for the Executive Evaluation Center, Leni Enterprises, Inc., WVEC Channel 13 and Northwestern Mutual Life.

"Karen’s experience in marketing, event management, and in the philanthropic sector make her an excellent choice to lead our foundation at this time," said John Blum, chairman of the We Promise Foundation. "We feel fortunate to have found such a qualified, strategic leader who deeply and profoundly believes in the important work we do for heroic children battling life-threatening illnesses in the communities we serve."

The Foundation is currently working with WAVY TV-10 and FOX 43 to help raise money through a special Donation Challenge taking place through July 14th. Throughout the week, viewers will see commercials airing on WAVY TV-10 and FOX 43 – and banners on their websites – inviting them to make a donation to the We Promise Foundation.
Whether viewers donate $1 or $100, this campaign offers the Hampton Roads community – known for its incredible spirit of care and generosity - a rare opportunity to participate in a life-changing opportunity.

Following the Donation Challenge, the We Promise Foundation will be hosting its largest fundraising events of the year: the Diamonds in the Sky Gala and Charity Golf Classic taking place September 17th and 18th. Joining the foundation for the two-day benefit will be actress Teri Polo of ABC Family’s new hit series, The Fosters, musical sensations 38 Special, LPGA player Jill McGill and many more. To obtain tickets or secure an event sponsorship, call (757) 233-7111 or visit www.wepromisefoundation.org.

Since its inception, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has raised more than $5.3 million to make dreams come true for more than 900 children.

PHOTO CAPTION:
Karen Lane. JPG- Chartway Federal Credit Union is proud to announce it has selected Karen Lane to serve as the executive director of its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of Chartway, SouthWest Community, HeritageWest, and Utah Central Credit Unions, 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.

About the We Promise Foundation
As the charitable arm of Chartway FCU and its divisions of HeritageWest, SouthWest Community and Utah Central Credit Unions, 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. Since 1999, Chartway and We Promise Foundation have raised more than $5.3 million to bring smiles to the faces of more than 900 children.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway FCU, 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, VA, 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, visit www.chartway.com; or, follow them at www.facebook.com/chartwayfcu. 

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