The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation kicked off the holiday season with its 4th annual Festival of Trees celebration and auction, raising $18,560 in net proceeds and exemplifying the credit union "people helping people" philosophy.
The event took place on Nov. 6 at the Credit Union House of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, where approximately 75 attendees benefited from opportunities to network with their peers, listen to live music, enjoy spirits and hors d'oeuvres, and win prizes.
And the winners are:
- 6-foot Tree
Green Country FCU for their “Let It Snow” snowman theme
- 4-foot Tree
University and Community FCU for their “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme
- Holiday Wreath
ME/CU for their “White Christmas” theme
- People's Choice Award
University and Community FCU for their 4-foot tree with the “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme
The Foundation thanks its many generous sponsors and contributors:
- North Pole sponsor – Oklahoma Employees CU
- Santa Claus sponsors – Communications FCU, Weokie CU
- Candy Cane sponsors – Courtesy Insurance Agency, Credit Union Resources, Inc., CUNA Mutual Group, Tinker FCU
- Cash contributors – Classic Printing, Energize CU, Insurance Products Agency, Oklahoma FCU, River Town FCU
- Tree, wreath, and gift basket contributors:
Allegiance CU, Baptist Health FCU, Communications FCU, Courtesy Insurance Agency (pictured below, left), Credit Union One of OK, CU Service Center, Inc., Dick Ensweiler, DPS FCU, FAA Credit Union, First Family FCU, Focus FCU, Green Country FCU, Green Country Chapter of CUs, Halliburton Employees FCU, ME/CU, Oklahoma Central CU, Oklahoma Educators CU, Oklahoma Employees CU, Tinker FCU (pictured below, right), University & Community FCU
As the 501(c)(3) public charity of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, the money raised at the Festival of Trees helps the Foundation fulfill their critical mission in the credit union movement: promoting financial education programs for youth and adults, providing access to professional development for credit union staff and volunteers, and offering financial relief for credit union staff when disaster strikes.