Advance Financial FCU raises funds for Riley Children’s Foundation

Conducts annual “Moe Monkey for Riley’s” program

EAST CHICAGO, IN (August 11, 2020) — Advance Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) recently presented a check in the amount of $678 to the Riley Children’s Foundation. Sales of stuffed animals of the credit union’s mascot, Moe Monkey, as well as monetary donations were collected through April of this year. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the premiere children’s hospitals in the country.

“There is no better way to demonstrate the credit union motto of “People Helping People” than to support the Riley Children’s Foundation with a fund raiser. Even during challenging times like those we face today, our members and our staff step up to help those in need,” stated Jerry Gomez, President/CEO of AFFCU. “Every dollar we raise for this program helps physician-scientists discover ways to treat cancer, diabetes and heart defects in children,” added Gomez.

About Advance Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU)

Open to the public in Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana, Advance Financial Federal Credit Union is a strong supporter of its communities and believer in the “People Helping People” philosophy. With branches in East Chicago and Schererville, AFFCU provides comprehensive financial products and personalized service to over 9,000 members, helping them achieve their financial goals. Learn More For details about Advance Financial’s flexible saving and loan programs, financial products, exciting promotions, and services for all ages, visit or contact Christina Lozano at 219.392.3946 or email

About Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today, Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids aims to raise $175 million by June 2020 to transform Riley Hospital through three high-priority programs: Pediatric Research and Patient Care, Maternity and Newborn Health and Family Support Programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley, the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and the Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RileyKids.


Christina Lozano

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