"The credit union industry is model for all industries in its mobilizing for a charitable cause," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services, and a member of the Board of Governors of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "We are entering our fifth year of offering CO-OP Miracle Match, and we are looking forward to again supporting credit unions in this important work in their local communities."
Established in November 2007, CO-OP Miracle Match is on track to distribute $1 million in matching funds to credit unions in 2011. The company expects to finish with 150 credit unions participating from 39 different states. Of the 2011 fundraising events, 42 of them are being held for the first time by their sponsoring credit union - a CO-OP Miracle Match record.
CO-OP Miracle Match is managed by CO-OP Financial Services on behalf of its 3,000 member credit unions. The program awards $1 million in matching funds annually for Credit Unions for Kids events, proceeds of which go to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The credit union industry is currently the third largest contributor to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. With 30 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,000 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,300 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization, offering the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit www.co-opfs.org.