Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation Awards $600,000 in Charitable Grants
PHOTO: Ames, a teenager from Chesapeake, Virginia, was surprised with a “promise parade” during summer 2020. Ames’ wish to visit Disney World was funded by Chartway’s We Promise Foundation and fulfilled by Toby’s Dream Foundation. Due to COVID-19, his wish was temporarily postponed, so Chartway’s We Promise Foundation held the surprise parade to bring him joy and smiles in the meantime.
Clare L. McMurry
(800) 678 - 8765, Ext. 12331
Virginia Beach, VA (January 12, 2021) – Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation is proud to announce that the We Promise Foundation board of trustees has awarded $600,000 in grant funding to deliver joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness.
As Chartway’s charity, the We Promise Foundation provides financial support to companion charities to make dreams and wishes come to life. This year’s grants will benefit the following charities:
- Roc Solid Foundation – Chesapeake, Virginia
- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters – Norfolk, Virginia
- Samantha Makes Life Easier (SMILE) – Norfolk, Virginia
- St. Mary’s Home – Norfolk, Virginia
- Community Outreach Coalition – Portsmouth, Virginia
- Toby’s Dream Foundation – Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Hooked on Hope VB – Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Make-A-Wish® Utah – Murray, Utah
- Ability Found – West Valley, Utah
“2020 was certainly a year like no other,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway. “Every day brought new challenges, which is why we’re more grateful than ever for the support of our sponsors, partners, members, volunteers, and team members who helped us navigate the unprecedented global health pandemic to raise more than $600,000.”
PHOTO: Together with Make-A-Wish® Utah, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation granted a wish for Clayton by surprising him with his very own camper. Together, he and his family will enjoy making special memories on the road.
“We’re proud to partner with so many charitable organizations who seek to do good and change the world for children facing medical hardship,” said Karen Lane, executive director of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation. “We know how much these wishes mean to our kid heroes and their families.”
Since 1999, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has raised more than $12 million.
ABOUT CHARTWAY’S WE PROMISE FOUNDATION
As Chartway Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, We Promise, strengthens the communities it serves by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. Since 1999, the Credit Union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $12 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
ABOUT CHARTWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2.3 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 190,000 members through more than 30 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, video, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets.
As one of the largest credit unions in the country – with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas – Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic efforts through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $12 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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