Credit Union Miracle Day raises over $59K for CMN Hospitals
WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2023) — Credit unions and business partners came together to help raise over $59,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) at the Credit Union Miracle Day’s Annual Charity Golf Classic. 120 golfers participated in the Play Yellow tournament held May 22 at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club in Columbia, Maryland. As its charity of choice, the credit union industry has raised more than $150 million for CMN Hospitals over the past 25 years.
“I want to thank our credit unions and business partners for their generous support, in particular event sponsor Credit Union Miracle Day and CO-OP Solutions for its Miracle Match Program,” said John Bratsakis, Board Chair of Credit Union Miracle Day and President/CEO of MD|DC Credit Union Association. “Through their continued support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the credit union industry is helping families access the specialized care provided by children’s hospitals. It’s a great example of how the collaborative spirit of credit unions has a real impact on communities and makes a meaningful difference in the lives of children facing serious health challenges.”
Money raised will fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care at two local CMN Hospitals – Children’s National in Washington, D.C., and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.
“Children’s National Hospital is incredibly grateful for our partnership with our local credit unions. Funds raised through events like the Play Yellow Charity Golf Classic directly improve the lives of children and families right here in our community,” said Meredith Demeria, Sr. Associate Director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s National Hospital Foundation. “Thank you to Credit Union Miracle Day for your support and continued commitment to improving children’s health.”
“Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Credit Union Miracle Day Golf Tournament. Because of partners like you, we are able to not only provide the highest quality of patient care but also a sense of normalcy to our patients and their families during a time that is anything but. On behalf of the patients, their families, and our faculty and staff, thank you for making miracles happen at Johns Hopkins Children’s center.” said Jennie Phelps, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement and Events, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Over 80 credit unions and business partners sponsored the 2023 charity golf classic. You can view the complete list of sponsors here.
(Pictured: L to R) Meredith Demeria, Sr. Associate Director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s National Hospital Foundation, Leigh Philibosian, Executive Director, Credit Union Miracle Day; John Bratsakis, Board Chair of Credit Union Miracle Day and President/CEO of MD|DC Credit Union Association.
About Credit Union Miracle Day
Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc. is a 501c3 organization founded in 2001 as a consortium of credit unions dedicated to showcasing the difference credit unions make in their communities nationwide through support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Nationwide, credit unions are the 3rd largest fundraisers for CMN Hospitals further demonstrating their strong commitment to their communities and underscoring the positive impact that credit unions make to consumers. To learn more about Credit Union Miracle Day, visit miracleday.org.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million kids each year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.