New Hampshire credit unions present $150,000 to Make-A-Wish
The Richard D. Mahoney Charity Golf Tournament was held Thursday, June 14, at Candia Woods Golf Links. At the conclusion of the tournament, League representatives presented a $150,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, surpassing the goal of $145,000 set in September 2011. This amount brings the sixteen year total to more than $1.6 million raised for wishes.
Throughout the day, the 108 golfers were greeted by the smiling faces of Wish Ambassadors Megan and Meghan who graciously served lemonade at the special Make-A-Wish Lemonade Stand. All the golfers were surprised to learn that Megan, who was crowned Miss New Hampshire in April, was a wish child and received her wish of a dance room six years ago. For an extra donation, Miss New Hampshire shared her crown with all the golfers and took photos with each group. Megan will compete in the Miss America scholarship pageant in January 2013 where she will show case her tap dancing skills. During the awards dinner, both young ladies spoke and thanked everyone for their support of Make-A-Wish®. The foursome of Maurice Simard, Mark Richardson, Dave Degulis and Jeff Pierce from Triangle Credit Union was the first place team and took home the coveted golf trophy.
The League’s Social Responsibility Committee extends a special thanks to all the tournament sponsors including: Benefactor - CUNA Mutual Group; Lunch - Tricorp Federal Credit Union and Synergent; Premier - Beliveau, Fradette, Doyle & Gallant, P.A.; Partners - FairPoint Communications; State National Companies; Raymond James/Morgan Keegan and Fiserv EFT; Sponsors - CRIF Lending Solutions; New England Employee Benefits; PSCU; CU Direct Corporation; Harland Clarke; Experian; EarthLink; Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Supporters - Creative Office Pavilion; G&A Insurance; Northeast Planning Associates, Inc.; Other - Image Wise; Upton & Hatfield LLP; Financial Management Solutions; Reliable Lender Services; Express Data Inc.; Portland Safe; Eisenberg, Vital & Ryze, LLC; and Coclin Associates. Social Responsibility Committee Chairman Brian Hughes also extended his thanks on behalf of the committee to all credit unions, their members, and chapters for the tremendous support they have all given in the last sixteen years.
Julie Baron, CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire, praised the efforts of the League, the credit unions, members, vendors, and the Social Responsibility Committee for their contributions each year. “We thank you for being our partner. Your donation orchestrates the greatest return, a child’s joyful heart and for that we are most grateful. Thank you so much for your unending support,” said Baron. The League, and its member credit unions, remains the largest corporate partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire with the largest donation to date.