Andrew Wilson had bought a Mustang Mania raffle ticket in hopes of winning a fiery red 2016 Ford Mustang from the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation. On the eve of the Sept. 8 drawing, he was at home hoping to hear from the Foundation at 9 p.m. His winning ticket, however, only had his work phone number. When the Foundation reached out to him at his office the following morning, informing him that he was the winner, he was understandably shocked and overjoyed.
“My experience winning the Mustang Mania grand prize couldn’t have been a more positive one," said Wilson. "I had high hopes of being the winner when I entered the raffle at the Southwest Lending Conference in Oklahoma City in May. But I really always participate in these types of fundraisers because I am a true believer in the mission and vision of industry resources such as the Cornerstone League and Foundation.
"When I received the phone call advising me I was the winner, I about fell out of my chair. Flying up to Dallas to pick up the prize (I went with the cash value in lieu of the vehicle) was quite an adventure. The Cornerstone Foundation team truly made me feel like a king for a day. We took pictures, had lunch, and talked shop.
"This was a win-win scenario because not only did I take home a prize, but the Foundation was able to raise much needed funds, via the raffle, for supporting functions such as financial education, professional development opportunities and disaster relief. I highly recommend future participation in this fun and rewarding event. Next year, I may be buying tickets for my staff to share the fun and opportunity.”
Congratulations to Andrew Wilson, and best wishes to him and his family who will be sharing in his winnings. The Cornerstone Foundation extends huge thanks to everyone who bought a Mustang Mania ticket. You are all winners.
All net proceeds raised from the tickets go back to the staff, credit unions, and chapters of the Cornerstone region to carry out the Foundation’s three primary initiatives: financial education programs for youth and adults, professional development for credit union staff and volunteers, and disaster relief for credit union staff when disaster strikes.
We cannot wait to see who the big winner will be in 2017!