RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (May 23, 2014) - A total of $126,500 was raised in donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at the THINK 14 Conference held May 19-22 in New Orleans, La., including $75,000 from Transaction Network Services, Inc., and $25,000 from FIS.
The $126,500 in contributions sets a new record for charitable giving during a THINK conference.
"The amount donated to CMN Hospitals during THINK 14 is a testimony to the people-helping-people ethic of credit unions," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "It's not just a slogan; people in this industry really are committed to the well-being of others."
"TNS is focused on supporting organizations that help provide a brighter future for children," said Mike Keegan, Co-Chief Executive Officer of TNS (www.tnsi.com), Reston, Va. "We initially became involved with CMN Hospitals after seeing the passion of CO-OP and its credit union members for this important cause. We look forward to continuing our support of CMN Hospitals."
"FIS wanted to do something special to recognize 25 years of business partnership with CO-OP," said Cleve Shultz, Senior Vice President of FIS (www.fisglobal.com), St. Petersburg, Fla. "There can be no better way to do that than to make a contribution to CMN Hospitals, the charity that FIS, CO-OP and the entire industry cares so deeply about."
A tradition of the THINK conferences, the 2014 meeting included charitable events for attendees on May 19 and May 22. Activities included a golf tournament, a New Orleans city tour, a Garden District tour, an "Airboat Swamp Romp," a cooking demonstration of traditional New Orleans delicacies and "Miracle Jeans Day." The amount contributed by participants totaled $13,000.
In addition, 1st United Services CU of Pleasanton, Calif.; Elevations CU of Boulder, Colo.; Mitchell, Stankovic, & Associates, Boulder City, Nev.; and Vantage West CU of Tucson, Ariz., made contributions totaling $3,500.
At the conference's final General Session on May 22, event host CO-OP donated a further $10,000. This is in addition to the $1 million CO-OP donates on behalf of its member institutions to Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers annually through the CO-OP Miracle Match program. TNS' Keegan then stepped forward to present the check from TNS for $75,000 to CMN Hospitals. FIS made their $25,000 announcement at the conference's Celebration Party held the previous evening.
All these sums led to the $126,500 for the THINK 14 conference. For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.
About Transaction Network Services, Inc.
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions.
TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.
Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods. To learn more, please visit www.tnsi.com.
FIS is the world's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 39,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of "Be There. Be More," CO-OP's products fall into three business lines, including "Locations," (ATM, shared branching and call center services); "Card Payments" (debit and credit processing) and "Mobile/Virtual" (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit www.co-opfs.org.