Upstate credit unions raise $50,000 for Children’s Hospital

October 9th, 2014 by Catherine James

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Upstate credit unions and the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation hosted their Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System at the Preserve at Verdae on October 6, 2014. With more than 30 teams, the event raised over $50,000.

The money raised completes a $300,000 pledge from Carolinas Credit Union Foundation to help fund the renovation of the Children’s Hospital entrance area. The Foundation represents 169 credit unions in both North and South Carolina. “Giving back is a core value of credit unions and aligns with our collective philosophy of people helping people,” said Carolinas Credit Union Foundation President and CEO John McGrail.

The recently completed Children’s Hospital lobby and entrance is more colorful and child-friendly. It includes interactive games and toys, as well as an existing fish tank – a common element seen throughout all GHS Children’s Hospital facilities.

“Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System appreciates the support of the local credit unions to help transform health care for the benefit of children and their families in our region,” said Dianne Dillon, Children's Miracle Network Coordinator Greenville Health System. “The support of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation changed a sterile lobby hospital space into an interactive and creative child-friendly environment.”