Inside the Foundation  
Foundation events raise $100,000 to help credit unions
Monday, September 16, 2019 3:10 PM

Your Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation just wrapped up two major fundraisers: the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament and SYNG, raising more than $100,000!

“A very special thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers who contributed to the events’ success,” said Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran.

These donations make a significant difference across the Cornerstone region through scholarships and educational training grants, financial capability initiatives, emergency assistance for credit union staff and volunteers when disaster strikes, and by helping credit unions reach out to their communities.

“On behalf of the Foundation staff and trustees, thank you for your ongoing support in 2019,” said Moran. “As you plan your 2020 budget and calendar, please keep YOUR Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation in mind.”

22nd Annual Golf Tournament winners
Earning first, second, and third place honors were:

  • 1st Place—Oklahoma Educators Credit Union volunteers Steve Allen, board member; Mike Ossenkop, vice chairman; Andy Scott, supervisory committee member; and Rick Dawkins, board chairman.
  • 2nd Place—Jason Landry, president/CEO, Neches FCU; John Hammond, board secretary, Neches FCU; David Grote, regional VP, Allied Solutions, LLC; and Taylor Grote, representative, Route 66 Extended Warranty.
  • 3rd Place—Hockley County School Employees Credit Union staffers and volunteers Russell Vest, president/CEO; Karl Race, board member; Lyndon Hardin, vice chairman; and Royce Blackshear, board member.

SYNG Lip-sync contest winner: Drum roll …
Taking home the ultimate bragging rights with their production of Queen’s “We Are Champions” were Tinker Federal Credit Union staffers and volunteers Dave Willis, EVP/COO; Mike Kloiber, president/CEO; Scott White, supervisory committee member; and James Pearl, supervisory committee member.


Mark your calendars for next year’s events
The Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament will kick off the Annual Meeting on April 14, 2020, in Grapevine, Texas, and SYNG will held during the Leadership Summit and Executive Forum on Sept. 3, 2020, in Houston.