Virginia Beach, VA (Jan. 26, 2019) – With a vision to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation hosted several fundraisers in 2018. From its 13th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala to its 3rd Annual Putting 4 Promises Golf Tournament, 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic attended by various public figures like LPGA player Brooke Pancake, among others, the foundation raised more than $825,000.
The success of the foundation’s events allowed the We Promise Foundation board of trustees to award $640,000 in grants to the following non-profits who share its mission:
- Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia - VA
- Make-a-Wish Foundation of Utah – UT
- Toby’s Dream Foundation – Virginia Beach, VA
- Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters – Virginia Beach, VA
- Mary’s Home for Disabled Children – Norfolk, VA
- Roc Solid Foundation – Chesapeake, VA
- Ability Found – Salt Lake City, UT
- Samantha Makes it a Little Easier, Inc. (S.M.I.L.E.) – Norfolk, VA
“At Chartway, making a meaningful impact in our geographic footprints is core to who we are. We want to make every community in which we live and serve better, which is why we sponsor events, fund programs, and raise money through our We Promise Foundation,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway. “As a result, we’re honored to provide charitable grants to these eight partner charities to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.”
Since 1999, Chartway and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $10,500,000.
We Promise Heroes Arrive at the 13th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala
The We Promise Foundation’s 13th Annual Diamonds in the Sky Gala held in Virginia Beach, VA, on September 19, 2018, was one of the premiere fundraisers for Chartway’s charitable arm. To celebrate the We Promise heroes that attended the event, volunteers welcomed children by giving them high-fives as they stepped out of a limousine
We Promise Heroes Tee-Off With Brooke Pancake, LPGA
LPGA player Brooke Pancake enjoyed meeting We Promise kid heroes during the 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic held September 20, 2018, in Virginia Beach. Brooke finished her collegiate playing career as the #5 ranked college golfer in America and is now a member of the LPGA Tour.
Learning to Putt
During the We Promise Foundation’s 3rd Annual Putting for Promises golf tournament held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, We Promise heroes had the opportunity to cruise around the course on golf carts – learning from tournament participants how to hold an iron and sink a putt. Pictured: 5 year-old Andelyn whose wish to go to DisneyWorld was granted thanks to funds donated to Make-a-Wish Utah by Chartway’s We Promise Foundation.
About Chartway's 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 $10.5 million 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 $2.3 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 190,000 members through more than 30 branches and online, mobile, video, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions 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 efforts through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $11 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; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.