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CCUF: SC CUs at $225k of $300k goal for GHS Children's Hospital project

Wednesday, October 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandon Pugh
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South Carolina credit unions are nearing their $300,000 fundraising goal to renovate the family waiting area at GHS Children's Hospital in Greenville, SC, according to Carolinas Credit Union Foundation President John McGrail, who updated participants in the Tuesday, October 22 Piedmont Chapter of Credit Unions meeting. The current balance stands at $225,000, not including proceeds of the chapter silent auction that evening.

The total does include amounts presented at the meeting by a host of area credit unions. An October 7 golf tournament in Greenville--a cooperative effort of Greenville FCU, Carolina Foothills FCU, Greenville Heritage FCU, MTC FCU, and SC Telco FCU with support from Founders FCU, NCCUL, SCCUL, First Carolina Corporate, CUNA Mutual Group, Sharonview FCU, Spartanburg Regional FCU, Spartan FCU, Creative Builders, and RICOH--brought more than $40,000 in proceeds. Also, Secured Advantage FCU presented $15,000 from year-long fundraising efforts among staff, members, and its single sponsor, Sealed Air Corporation.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the upgraded, child-friendly area at GHS is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3. For more on the project, visit

About Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System
Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System serves as the region’s source for pediatric care. The hospital treats more than 180,000 infants, children and adolescents each year from South Carolina, Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia and beyond.

About Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation represents the cooperative efforts of credit unions in North Carolina and South Carolina in working together today to make for a better tomorrow by helping people help themselves. For more information, visit or contact John McGrail at 704-305-7587 or