CU4Kids influencer highlight: Tony Boutelle

The credit union industry relies on the collaboration and support of not just financial institutions, but industry partners and vendors as well. Sharing industry knowledge and insights is a pleasure and privilege for many individuals who have been in the credit union space for 20+ years. Origence, a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) that provides integrated origination technology solutions that transform the lending experience, is led by President & CEO, Tony Boutelle. Boutelle has over 30 years of industry experience and is no stranger to the positive impact credit unions have on our communities. Fortunately for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) and Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), Boutelle is also no stranger to the mission and vision of changing kid’s health to change the future.

Support of CMN Hospitals and CU4Kids

Most individuals in the credit union industry can agree that we’re better when we all come together. Boutelle and the team at Origence demonstrate this as the organizer of one of the biggest credit union industry fundraising events of the year. The California/Nevada Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction started in 2006, raising almost $120,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Over time, the event has grown raising over $1 million each of the past 10 years. The event, which just celebrated 19 years, brought in a total of $1.85 million dollars this year. “Key factors to the success of this event are highlighting the work that CMN Hospitals do and the generosity of our credit unions and industry partners,” stated Boutelle when asked how the event continues to grow and be successful year over year. Through the support of event sponsors, 100% of funds raised go directly to CMN member hospitals in California and Nevada. Boutelle sits on the event’s Executive Committee along with CEOs representing each of the CMN Hospitals. Through the Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction, Origence has helped raise over $16 million for CMN Hospitals over the past 19 years.


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