News from Credit Union of America and United Consumers Credit Union

Published 10.14.21

Credit unions giving back - who doesn't like to hear those stories? Check out how Credit Union of America (Wichita, KS) and United Consumers Credit Union (Independence, MO) recently gave back to their community and members, respectively. 

Credit Union of America raises $62,520 for CMN Hospitals at Ascension Via Christi

Credit Union of America’s (CUA) fifteenth annual golf tournament benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) at Ascension Via Christi was held on June 10, 2021, at Crestview Country Club. CUA’s tournament is a joint effort between the Credit Union and the Wichita Open, an awarding winning stop on the Korn Ferry PGA Tour, and the first official event of the Wichita Open each year.  The 2021 tournament raised $62,520 that will directly benefit sick and injured children in Kansas.  Since the tournament’s inception, CUA and the Wichita Open have raised $653,860 to benefit CMNH families. 

The donation was presented to David Alexander, Ascension Via Christi Foundation president, at the September Wichita Open Ambassadors’ Breakfast on September 15, 2021. 
Nate Reisig, CUA’s event director says, “The Wichita Open is the perfect partner and that’s evident as each year the tournament raises more funds than the previous year.  The pre-Wichita Open course and the attention to detail keep golfers and corporate sponsors alike, returning year after year. They enjoy a little golf while raising funds for Kansas children facing illness and disabilities.”  

Elaina Omar and her mother, Emily, joined the golfers and shared their story of how CMNH helps them.  “The CMNH families make a huge impact on all of us at the tournament. It’s a reminder of why we’re there – to help Kansas children.” Reisig added.   

Next year’s tournament will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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United Consumers Credit Union member Derek Thompson shows off the cash he received by taking advantage of the credit union’s 80th anniversary vehicle loan promotion. 

United Consumers Credit Union gives members $33,000+ in cash

As part of its 80th anniversary celebration, United Consumers Credit Union shared $33,300 with members who financed a vehicle with the credit union or refinanced an auto loan from another lender.

“Our anniversary auto loan promotion was a great way to give back to the communities we serve,” said Jay Neathery, United Consumers Credit Union president. “And the members loved the offer. It also created a lot of engagement for us on social media!”

The special promotion, held from May 15 through Sept. 3, generated 144 vehicle loans totaling more than $3.9 million for United Consumers Credit Union. Members received $80 for every $8,000 in vehicle loans financed with the credit union.

In addition to the vehicle loan promotion, the credit union also created special 80th anniversary offers for home equity lines of credit and credit cards.