Yellow ribbon fundraiser at Chartway to benefit We Promise Foundation views of yellow ribbons decorating offices and branches

Chartway’s Charitable Arm Hosts 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament & Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser Held in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Virginia Beach, VA (October 28, 2021) – With a goal to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical hardship or illness, Chartway’s charitable arm – the We Promise Foundation – recently welcomed supporters to tee up for its 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, the event raised more than $275,000 for children.

The tournament took place at Broad Bay Country Club in Virginia Beach, VA. Golfers, guests, and volunteers were joined by several We Promise heroes – children served by this organization, who had the opportunity to cruise around the course in golf carts – learning from players how to hold an iron and sink a putt.

“Every day, families in our communities learn that their child’s headache is in fact a tumor, or that what they thought might be growing pains is actually osteosarcoma. That’s where Chartway’s We Promise Foundation comes in,” said Karen Lane, the executive director of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation. “We bring joy, hope, and smiles to the lives of children and their families when they need it the most. We’re so thankful to those who participated in the event by golfing, volunteering, or donating online – together, our supporters gave our kid heroes a reason to smile and the strength to keep fighting.”

Additionally, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation hosted a Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser throughout the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Supporters had the opportunity to purchase a yellow paper ribbon for $1 in Chartway’s branches, over the phone, and online. The ribbons were then displayed on the walls of Chartway’s branches and offices. Altogether, this fundraiser raised more than $3,000 and helped raise awareness of this special month.

Chartway also supports its communities by sponsoring events and programs, serving on a wide range of industry and trade association committees, partnering with local chamber groups, leading legislative efforts to advocate for financial issues, and providing charitable grants through its We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $12 million to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.

“At Chartway, we’re dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive – and a commitment to the communities we serve is such a vital part of that,” said Brian Schools, president and CEO. “Whether supporting children with medical hardships through our charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, providing support during times of crisis, offering financial education and wellness programs, or helping tomorrow’s leaders gain a strong academic foundation, we’re so proud to contribute. It’s who we are.”

Photos from the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic

We Promise Foundation heros putt for promisesChartway’s We Promise Foundation Heroes Putt for Promises

We Promise Foundation heroes – the beneficiaries of grant funds from Chartway’s We Promise Foundation – had the opportunity to cruise around the course on golf carts, learning from tournament participants like Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO , how to hold an iron and sink a putt. Pictured (L to R): Karen Lane, executive director of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation; Ayame, kid hero who received a backyard playset during her fight against childhood cancer; and Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO.

We Promise Foundation teeing up to make dreams come trueTeeing Up to Make Dreams Come True

A full flight of golfers teed off during the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic hosted by Chartway’s We Promise Foundation to raise funds to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. Pictured (L to R): Phil Richards, vice president of community investment; Kimber, kid hero whose dream of swimming with dolphins was made possible thanks to a charitable grant from Chartway’s We Promise Foundation; Skip Wilson, senior vice president of branch services; and Kimber’s sister.

We Promise Foundation chairperson with KimberWe Promise Foundation Chair with Kimber

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation raised more than $275,000 to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children like Kimber who face medical hardship or illness during its 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic. Pictured: Wayne Foshay, chair of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation and hero, Kimber.

We Promise yellow ribbon fundraiser photos of ribbons in Chartway branchesYellow Ribbon Fundraiser Held in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Chartway’s We Promise Foundation hosted a Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser throughout the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Supporters had the opportunity to purchase a yellow paper ribbon for $1 in Chartway’s branches, over the phone, and online. The ribbons were then displayed on the walls of Chartway’s branches and offices. Altogether, this fundraiser raised more than $3,000 and helped raise awareness of this special month.

About Chartway & Its We Promise Foundation

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. Since 1999, the foundation has raised more than $12 million. For more information about Chartway, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. For more information about Chartway’s We Promise Foundation, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.