Chartway's We Promise Foundation Grants Salote's Wish
Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation hosted a winter luau-themed wish reveal for Make-A-Wish® Utah wish kid
Held at Chartway's branch located at 562 North Main Street in Tooele, UT, more than 50 people – including Tooele City councilwomen and mayor-elect Debbie Winn; Tooele City councilman Dave McCall; Chartway's president & CEO, Brian Schools; Chartway's executive vice president / chief operating officer, Kim Little; Chartway's regional president, Skip Wilson; We Promise Foundation vice chairman, Heidi Worker; CEO of Make-a-Wish Utah and Chartway board member, Jared Perry, and many more, attended the big reveal where Salote arrived by limousine and received a lei greeting – in addition to cheers and high-fives as she traveled across a red carpet rolled out just for her.
Following the theme of Salote's wish and her love of Hawaiian culture, the winter luau featured a performance by a Polynesian dancer, a surprise Haka by Salote's uncles to honor her battle, and a special presentation for Salote where We Promise Foundation vice chairman, Heidi Worker, read the signature Make-A-Wish Utah wish reveal scroll to announce that Salote's wish was officially being granted thanks to a charitable grant from the We Promise Foundation.
Salote's life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in January 2017. Salote has undergone a rigorous treatment plan, which eventually resulted in the amputation of her leg. Despite the challenges, Salote's positive attitude, shining smile, and courage continues to inspire those around her.
"The We Promise Foundation is honored to provide the financial support needed to make Salote's wish come true," stated We Promise Foundation chairman, Phil Richards. "Bringing joy, hope, and smiles to courageous children like Salote is what we're all about and we're grateful that our partnership with Make-a-Wish allows us to make a difference right here in one of the communities we serve."
MAWU CEO Jared Perry agrees. "Chartway Federal Credit Union and the We Promise Foundation are vital partners in granting wishes in our community," he said. "Wishes are life-changing experiences for all involved, and we were excited to witness this power first-hand as we joined together to tell Salote that her wish is being granted."
The We Promise Foundation and Make-A-Wish Utah have been making wishes come true for children battling life-threatening conditions across the state. Since partnering with Make-A-Wish Utah in 2011, Chartway Federal Credit Union and the We Promise Foundation have donated $1,300,000 to Make-a-Wish Utah to grant the wishes of 285 children in Utah.
285 Wishes Granted.JPG: Chartway's We Promise Foundation and Make-A-Wish Utah have been making wishes come true for children battling life-threatening conditions across the state. Since partnering with Make-A-Wish Utah in 2011, Chartway Federal Credit Union and the We Promise Foundation have donated $1,300,000 to Make-a-Wish Utah to grant the wishes of 285 children like Salote in Utah. Pictured (left to right): Salote; CEO of Make-a-Wish Utah and Chartway board member, Jared Perry; and Chartway's president & CEO, Brian Schools.
ABOUT THE WE PROMISE FOUNDATION
As Chartway Federal Credit Union's charitable arm, We Promise, strengthens the communities it serves by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $9,000,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
ABOUT CHARTWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2.1 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 180,000 members through nearly 50 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. Chartway is one of the largest credit unions in the country and serves members in every state and several countries. With major membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, the credit union is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its high ratings in member satisfaction, its contributions to its communities, and for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation.
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH® UTAH
Make-A-Wishâ Utah grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, Make-A-Wish offers a quality wish experience. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit utah.wish.org (http://www.utah.wish.org)