Bay Federal Credit Union Donates $24,451 to the Children’s Miracle Network

Amy Ivey, AVP Marketing and Development, Bay Federal Credit Union,, 831-477-8409

Capitola, CA – July 1, 2011 – Bay Federal Credit Union employees have raised $24,451 to help defer the hospitalization and health care costs of local children through the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).

“Many of our employees are parents, so the needs of ill children are particularly close to their hearts,” said Carrie Birkhofer, Bay Federal’s President and CEO. “We are happy to provide support to children and families who rely on CMN for assistance.”

CMN is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for premier children’s hospitals in every region of the country. 100% of Bay Federal’s donations will be used to treat children through programs at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, including the hospital’s community outreach dental and immunization programs.

Bay Federal employees participated in a full month of fundraisers; among them, a silent auction, a Pizzathon at a local pizzeria, and a raffle that gave lucky raffle ticket holders the chance to throw a pie at their favorite manager. Fundraising efforts reaped a total of $24,451, including a $10,000 “Miracle Match” grant from the CO-OP Network.

“We are very grateful for business partners like Bay Federal Credit Union and their members for their help in raising money for children’s critical health care needs,” said Kendra Howell, Director of Corporate and Community Development for the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

About Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network is the alliance of premier children’s hospitals. Children’s hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is a Children’s Miracle Network hospital dedicated to serving children in every community across the United States and Canada. These hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it.

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service financial institution that serves over 66,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. With over $600 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Bay Federal supports many local schools and nonprofit organizations. For 8 consecutive years, 100% of their employees have given their own time and money to support the community.

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