Enterprise Car Sales Rings Up Donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

September 25, 2012, St. Louis – Enterprise Car Sales, which specializes in helping credit unions of all sizes to increase auto loan volume, works nationwide to support Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and the Credit Unions for Kids program. Through bowl-a-thons, trivia nights, golf tournaments, walks/runs, restaurant nights and more, Enterprise raises approximately $100,000 annually through local Enterprise offices and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company that operates Enterprise Car Sales.

“Enterprise Car Sales is actively committed to the Credit Unions for Kids program,” said Paula Anderson, Vice President, Marketing, Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union. “Their excitement and enthusiasm have a great impact on everyone involved. It’s wonderful to have a business partner with such a strong commitment to the same charitable organization.”

Anderson noted two annual events in St. Louis that exemplify Enterprise’s level of involvement. “At the CMN Hospitals Radiothon, it’s always a pleasure to see the Enterprise Car Sales team commit to a long afternoon time slot and make it their own, challenging their co-workers to donate, making calls and having fun – all in support of our local children’s hospitals. And their annual CMN Hospitals bowl-a-thon for credit union employees is always a sellout. Our employees look forward to this fundraiser every year,” said Anderson.

“Supporting causes that are important to credit union members gives us an opportunity to reinforce our company’s founding values to support the communities in which we do business, as well as to demonstrate that we are more just than a used car dealer,” said Brooke Gilchrist, National Business Development Manager for Enterprise Car Sales, who has volunteered on both the CMN Hospitals of Greater St. Louis Board as well as the national Young Leaders for Kids Board supporting Credit Unions for Kids.

The St. Louis area Enterprise Car Sales Group also holds an annual trivia night/silent auction and a 5K run and participates in the CMN Hospitals’ golf tournament, contributing a total of approximately $14,000 a year.

In addition to St. Louis, similar activities are taking place with other Enterprise Car Sales groups nationwide. For example, the Oregon group not only participates in the CMN Hospitals Telethon to benefit Dorenbecher Children’s Hospital, they also support Rivermark – one of its large credit union partners – in its annual cookie-dough drive. In Virginia, Enterprise Car Sales in June raised more than $10,000 for local CMN Hospitals throughout the state through its “Cars for Kids” campaign by donating $250 for each vehicle sold to a member of a participating credit union during the month.

“During these hard economic times, children’s hospitals are treating even more children in their emergency rooms because families that lack adequate health insurance know that children’s hospitals won’t turn away any child,” said Joe Dearborn, Senior Director for the Credit Unions for Kids program. “Our partners at Enterprise Car Sales have done a wonderful job teaming with credit unions throughout the country to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

“We are pleased to join the credit union industry in supporting CMN Hospitals, which benefit so many children and their families across the nation,” said Gilchrist. “We really appreciate the tremendous enthusiasm that our team of volunteers has for this very important cause.”

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with the charity to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to CMN Hospitals create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children >>each year. More information is available at

About Enterprise Car Sales
Enterprise Car Sales, which has sold more than one million used cars, has more than 130 U.S. locations. Its tailored used-car buying programs create opportunities for credit unions to increase their used-car loan portfolio and optimize member loyalty. As a result of partnering with credit unions during the past 30 years, Enterprise Car Sales has helped generate almost $10 billion in loan volume for more than a thousand credit unions nationwide.

For more information about how Enterprise Car Sales partners with credit unions, visit or e-mail Brooke Gilchrist at

For more information contact Ned Maniscalco, Enterprise Holdings, 314-512-5523

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