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Over $500,000 Raised by Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation Events
Emceed by WAVY TV's Kerri Furey, the 13th Annual We Promise Foundation Gala was held on September 19, 2018, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main hotel and featured a carnival theme with fun games and treats, a silent auction, an elegant dinner "under the big top," a rousing live auction, and a performance by well-renowned jazz band, Good Shot Judy. The silent and live auctions gave guests the chance to bid on nearly 100 unique items, including a Bruce Springsteen guitar, a weekend getaway in Charleston, jewelry from Madison Jewelers, pottery pieces made by We Promise children, and much more. The foundation also shared a video featuring We Promise hero, Gideon – click here (https://www.youtube.com/
Also joining the foundation for the event were professional golfers, Brooke Pancake and Derek Rende, and nine We Promise heroes - children whose dreams came true thanks to funds from We Promise.
"I can't thank We Promise and Chartway enough for allowing my family to be a part of such amazing events. It pulls on our heart strings even more now being parents seeing the joy and smiles they bring to these families that face unimaginable challenges!" said LPGA player, Brooke Pancake. "I am in awe of the good this foundation does for these families and their communities."
The following day, a full flight of We Promise supporters teed off with Brooke Pancake and Derek Rende at one of the most esteemed golf outings in the area: the 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic.
More than 100 golfers, guests, and volunteers enjoyed a great day on the green at the Signature at West Neck Golf Course. The We Promise heroes arrived by limousine and received cheers and high-fives from sponsors and volunteers. They also had the opportunity to cruise around the course on golf carts – learning from tournament participants how to hold an iron and sink a putt.
"We can't say enough about the outstanding generosity of our sponsors and supporters throughout the year who have helped us raise awareness and funds to bring joy, hope, and smiles to our We Promise heroes who are facing medical hardship or illness," said Phil Richards, President of Chartway's We Promise Foundation.
Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $10,000,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness.
13th We Promise Foundation Gala.JPG: We Promise Heroes and volunteers from Chartway Federal Credit Union at the Hilton Norfolk The Main for the 13th Annual We Promise Foundation Gala
Brooke Pancake Derek Rende WPF Hero Andrew.JPG: We Promise Hero, Andrew, at the carnival-themed 13th Annual We Promise Foundation Gala with pro golfers, Brooke Pancake and Derek Rende
WPF Hero Gideon.JPG: We Promise Hero, Gideon, tees off at the 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Golf Volunteers and Heroes.JPG: We Promise Heroes were greeted by volunteers, leaders, and board members from Chartway Federal Credit Union at the We Promise Foundation's 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic
20th Charity Golf Classic.JPG: Golfers, guests, and volunteers enjoyed a great day on the green raising money to bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness through the We Promise Foundation
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 $10,000,000 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;
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 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 180,000 members through its multi-state branch network and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions in the country – with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas – Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic contributions through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $10 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com;