Donations of DVDs from CU Orgs Furthers Financial Education & Strategic Philanthropy

alaska_bizkid$Based on the generosity of credit union organizations, all 158 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals in the United States have been provided with entertaining financial education videos through the Emmy Award-winning TV show Biz Kid$. This is the result of a recent partnership between the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and Credit Union for Kids (CU4Kids) to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at CMN Hospitals.

Over the past three months, leagues, state credit union foundations, chapters and credit unions alike donated box sets of Biz Kid$ to their local CMN Hospital with CO-OP Financial Services underwriting half the cost. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

Many of the families touched by Children’s Miracle Network hospitals face not only the biggest health issues of their lives but also the biggest financial challenges they’ve experienced. Financially educating and supporting families in their biggest time of need exemplifies what the true credit union spirit embodies.

“The donation of the Biz Kid$ program DVDs has developed an even deeper credit union/hospital relationship where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital, but also the financial needs of the patient families,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF Executive Director. “Linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives is truly a win-win”.

“Over the last almost two decades, our credit union partners have been indirectly improving the financial lives of our patients and families by providing donations for everything from research to facilities to uncompensated care which funds treatment for those families who have no medical coverage or have exceeded their insurance policy cap,” said Joe Dearborn, Senior Director of CU4Kids, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are so grateful credit unions continue to go above and beyond for their local CMN Hospitals! Bringing direct financial education to patients and families through Biz Kid$ will truly be a huge benefit to the millions of kids treated at CMN Hospitals each year.”

For a listing of all the credit union organizations who made Biz Kid$ DVD Donations to their local CMN hospital, click here.

About Dan Finerty

Dan Finerty is the Director of Marketing at the Mountain West Credit Union Association, a Credit Union champion, a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), and an award-winning marketer. Dan has over 14 years of marketing experience in communications, retail, packaged goods, and, of course, Credit Unions. He believes that Credit Unions have an incredible story to tell and works with some of the brightest Credit Union professionals to help promote Credit Unions to the public. Dan holds two Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and in Management. He is also a swell guy.

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