FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Prichard
Manager, P.R. & Corp. Comm.
CO-OP Financial Services
800.782.9042, ext. 3450
NEARLY $90,000 RAISED FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS AT THINK 12 CONFERENCE
Conference Event Participants, TNS and CO-OP Financial Services All Contribute
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (May 2, 2012) – Nearly $90,000 was raised in donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the THINK 12 Conference held April 29-May 2 in Boca Raton, Fla., including $75,000 from Transaction Network Services, Inc.
“The amount donated to CMNH during THINK 12 is a testimony to the people-helping-people ethic of the credit union movement,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “It’s not just a slogan, people in this industry really are committed to the well being of others.”
“TNS is focused on supporting organizations that help provide a brighter future for children,” said Mike Keegan, President/COO of TNS (www.tnsi.com), 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.”
A tradition of the THINK conferences, the 2012 meeting included three scheduled three charitable events during the morning of April 30. Activities included a golf tournament, a 5K Run/Walk and an “Interactive Cooking Challenge.” In the latter event, attendees donated $150 each to learn the art of using herbs and spices from one of the executive chefs of the Boca Raton Resort and Club, site of the conference. The amount contributed by participants to these three events totaled $4,716.
At the conference’s Gala & Dinner on May 1, host CO-OP Financial Services of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (www.co-opfs.org) donated a further $10,000. This is in addition to the $1 million CO-OP Financial Services donates on behalf of its member institutions to Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers annually. TNS’ Keegan then stepped forward at the gala to present the check from TNS for $75,000 to CMNH.
The May 1 donations by the two companies combined with the April 30 events to bring the total to $89,716 for the THINK 12 conference.
For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org,
About Transaction Network Services, Inc.
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions.
TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.
Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.
To learn more, please visit www.tnsi.com.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,500 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,500 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services offers the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit www.co-opfs.org.
Wed, May 2, 2012
by Bill Pritchard