NJCUL Hosts Children’s Miracle Network Webinar for NJ CUs, Resources Available

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League hosted a free webinar on Thursday for New Jersey credit unions to hear about Credit Unions 4 Kids’ (CU4Kids) latest Children’s Miracle Network fundraising campaigns.

Webinar Screen Shot

Senior Manager for CU4Kids Nick Coleman led the webinar, providing an overview of “Give on the Go,” an add-on tool for digital fundraising that works with mobile banking, online banking and online bill pay; and Employee Giving, a payroll deduction program that allows employees to automatically give to the initiative.

Keely Davenport, assistant director for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Specialized Hospital, one of the hospitals supported by credit unions in New Jersey, gave an overview of the impact credit union fundraising has had on the hospital. Garden Savings FCU Director of Employee Development & Member Experience Mairead Togneri reviewed some of the ways the credit union supports the initiative, including a successful golf outing and Miracle Jeans Days.

Francesca Cosmi, assistant director of cause marketing and Children’s Miracle Network for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the other hospital supported by credit unions in New Jersey, gave an overview of the impact credit union fundraising has had on the Philadelphia hospital. Gail Marino, president/CEO of Bay Atlantic FCU, reviewed some of the ways the credit union supports this hospital. They hold one fundraiser a month, which usually coincides with an event or holiday. They also hold many raffles, hot dog days, and Miracle Jeans Days.

For more information on the new initiatives, please click the links below:

You can also reach out to the CU4Kids/Children’s Miracle Network representatives directly. Their contact information is below:

Nick Coleman
Director, Strategic Partnerships, CU4Kids
515-339-1723 
ncoleman@cmnhospitals.org

Francesca Cosmi
Assistant Director, Cause Marketing and Children’s Miracle Network at CHOP
267-426-790 
cosmif@email.chop.ed

Keely Davenport
Assistant Director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Specialized Hospital
908-301-5418 
kdavenport@childrens-specialized.org