Arizona Central Credit Union raises $30,000 for kids

Media and volunteers partner to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital 

PHOENIX, AZ (October 1, 2013) — Arizona Central Credit Union raised $30,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser was part of an annual collaborative campaign that included credit union employees, the Children’s Miracle Network, local media and financial sponsors.

Todd Pearson, President & CEO of Arizona Central said, “I’m humbled every day when I see how the spirit of giving continues to flourish in our organization. Our employees, members and management teams have taken Arizona Central’s community giving and volunteerism efforts to a whole new level.”

Mr. Pearson presented an official check live on the air to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in September during a local media ‘Give-a-Thon’ sponsored by News/Talk 92.3 KTAR radio. The event promotes awareness and raises funds for the ‘1 Darn Cool School,’ an-on-site classroom that provides daily instruction and academics for children facing extended hospital stays. Employees from the credit union staffed phone banks and processed donations from listeners.

A majority of the funds were also raised via ‘Miracle Jeans Day,’ a national promotion with the Children’s Miracle Network that rewards employees with extra casual days as incentives to boost giving levels. In addition, national sponsor CO-OP Financial Services participated by adding an additional $10,000 to the Arizona Central Credit Union contribution to the hospital.

Arizona Central Credit Union, also as part of its Central Cares initiative, raises funds on a continuous basis for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Tucson Medical Center and other local charities.

About Arizona Central Credit Union
Founded in 1939, Arizona Central Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative serving 60,000 members across Arizona with full-service financial solutions. Current assets exceed $400 million backed by a 70-year tradition of financial strength, stability and service. Deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). To learn more, visit

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