“That best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth
The annual THINK conference was created to advance the credit union movement by engaging credit union employees with big ideas, network with like-minded people and gain some perspective on future challenges and opportunities.
The most rewarding part of the THINK conference is the opportunity for attendees to give back. The designated charity, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is the perfect match for the credit union movement: Raising and keeping funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children.
A tradition of THINK conferences, the 2012 gathering included three scheduled charitable events: a golf tournament, a 5K Run/Walk and an “interactive cooking challenge”. At the THINK 12 Gala & Dinner, host CO-OP Financial Services donated a further $10,000. In addition, Transaction Network Services Inc. donated $75,000: “TNS is focused on supporting organizations that help provide a brighter future for children,” said Mike Keegan, President/COO of TNS, Reston, Va. “We initially became involved with the Children’s Miracle Network 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 CMNH.”
The donations throughout THINK 12 and by the two companies totaled $89,716. As Stan Hollen, CO-OP President/CEO said: “It’s not just a slogan; people in this industry really are committed to the well-being of others.”
Credit Unions care.