Credit unions recognized with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Founders Award — 12/14/23

Credit unions received the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Founders Award for their legacy of support for CMN Hospitals, an award given to distinguished individuals or organizations who have made amazing contributions to CMN Hospitals.

Credit unions have been partners of CMN Hospitals through CU4Kids since 1996 and have raised more than $200 million benefiting local member hospitals.

The Founder's Award is a highly prestigious award provided to a distinguished individual or organizations who have made amazing contributions to CMN Hospitals. These contributions positively impact and benefit member hospitals, including time, effort, talent, significant personal commitment, or a leadership role. This award is not given out every year – only in special instances. Previous winners include Steve Young (NFL Hall of Famer) and Marriott for being the first corporate partner. 

Locally, credit unions in West Virginia have supported WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, a CMN affiliate through various fundraising efforts as part of the Credit Unions For Kids partnership.

In 2018, The West Virginia Credit Union League partnered with the hospital to establish CU Learning, a program that insures that children receive proper instruction from a licensed teacher. In most instances, kids are required to keep up with their school work during hospitalization and need proper instruction and support.

CMN member hospitals have used funds to provide both direct financial assistance as well as community-based programs in economic developments. This allows patients to have the needed support while helping put their family’s minds at ease while they are in the hospital.

All credit unions are encouraged to attend Children's Hospitals Week April 8-11 at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando to rally together around their work raising critical funds.

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  • Credit Unions for Kids, (CU4Kids) benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) in collaboration with Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and was adopted as a movement and charity of choice. Credit unions with their chapters, leagues, associations and business partners throughout the U.S. donate to CU4Kids benefiting local children’s hospitals through CMN Hospitals.
  • Since 1996, the Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $200 million benefiting CMN Hospitals.