TFCU Awarded Children’s Miracle Network’s Fundraising Event of the Year
Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has received Children’s Miracle Network’s Fundraising Event of the Year award for the 11th Annual TFCU Miracle Car Show. Part of TFCU’s Credit Unions for Kids fundraising efforts, the event raised $23,595.14, which included a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services, for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Funds were raised through car registration fees, raffles, concessions, and sponsorships. Free for spectators and open to the public, the event featured 147 vehicles in 18 categories. It has been held at TFCU’s corporate offices since 2001.
Starla Hale, TFCU’s car show coordinator, accepted the award at Children’s Miracle Network’s Partner Kickoff Meeting and Award Luncheon on September 27, 2012. “This is a wonderful event, gathering a great group of people to help support Oklahoma’s kids,” said Hale. “We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for the 2013 show on April 27 and join in our efforts. It’s a great day!”
At the luncheon, Oklahoma’s Credit Unions for Kids was recognized as the Children’s Miracle Network’s Sponsor of the Year with the Jean Gumerson Founder’s award. TFCU collaborates with credit unions from across the state each year to support Children’s Miracle Network. Since 1997, Credit Unions for Kids has raised $1.9 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Oklahoma.
Children’s Miracle Network funds children’s medical research and works to enhance children’s lives in Oklahoma. All of the money raised stays in Oklahoma and benefits Children’s Hospital Foundation. Children’s Miracle Network has been one of TFCU’s corporate charities for the past 16 years.
TFCU is the largest credit union in Oklahoma, with over $2.8 billion in assets and over 260,000 members.