In the Community

Credit Union employees and vendors tee off for charityGolf Tournament

American Airlines Federal Credit Union held its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on May 11, 2018, at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. The event raised more than $60,000 which will be split between Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: CO-OP Network; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels.

“The only thing more beautiful than the day was watch so many people enjoying themselves while raising funds to support such worthwhile causes,” said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. “The relationship between vendors, associates and employees is a huge part of what make our annual charity tournament such a success.”

Credit Union employees collect for the Tarrant Area Food BankAnnual Can Drive

Employees from the American Airlines Federal Credit Union Flagship branch in Fort Worth, Texas, contributed record amounts to the organization’s fifth annual can drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Spearheaded by Credit Union Assistant General Counsel Aaron Young, who is shown above with this year’s donation, the “Can the Lawyer” campaign netted 2,939 pounds of food and related items, which is estimated to be around 2,499 meals!

While teams competed to see who would make the most donations, they also had a chance to play the “Game of Canopoly” interactive board game, traveling around the board collecting (or losing) cans in order to save Christmas.

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 partner agencies in the organization’s 13-county service area. In 2016, NTFB provided access to some 70 million meals.

Four-legged friends benefit from Animal Angel TreesAnimal Angel Tree

American Airlines Credit Union employees were not only willing to help their fellow human beings, but their animal friends as well. Throughout December, a Christmas tree in the Credit Union’s Flagship branch (as well as addition locations in HDQ1 and 2 and DFW A, C and D) offered employees the opportunity to donate funds for everything from heart worm treatments and other medications to spay and neuter services supporting nearly 30 differently animal support agencies.

Credit Union and American Airlines employees gave generously to support groups as diverse as the Bat World Sanctuary and Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society and the North Texas Bassett Hound Rescue.

 

Boston branch employee channels Disney’s Moana for Make a Wish girlJennifer Montoya

Jennifer Montoya, a loan officer at our Boston Terminal B branch, recently participated in Make a Wish Foundation for a 4-year-old girl named Noeila, whose wish was to meet Moana from the Disney animated film of the same name.

Jennifer dressed up in full Hawaiian garb and was part of an entourage of folks who escorted Noeila and her family to the plane for a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando.








 

Credit Union presents $60,000 check to children’s charities representativesChildren Miracle Network Charity

American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented a $60,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The donation was as a result of the 21st Annual American Airlines Credit Union Golf Tournament which took place on May 5 at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. Pictured are Tish Pruitt, Angie Owens, Karol Johnson and Aracely Munoz. The total donation will be split between Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

“The Credit Union has been an incredible partner to Cook Children’s for the past 26 years,” added Grant Harris, VP Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a generous community, whose support helps us deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. The Credit Union’s passion and enthusiasm for supporting our patients is truly inspiring.”



 

Annual golf tournament hits a hole in one for children’s charitiesGolfTourney.jpg

American Airlines Federal Credit Union held its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on May 5, 2017, at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. The event raised more than $60,000 which will be split between Cook Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

The tournament was sponsored by a number of Credit Union vendor/partners, including presenting sponsors: Virtual banking company Q2, CO-OP Network; Global Vision Systems, Inc.; Symitar; PSCU; and many other businesses who participated at various sponsorship levels

 “The weather was gorgeous, which provided players the perfect opportunity to have a fantastic time while raising funds to support a very worthwhile cause,”said Tish Pruitt, Golf Tournament Director at American Airlines Credit Union. “The relationship between vendors, associates and employees is crucial in making our tournament a huge success.”

 

Spice make for nice donation from annual chili cookoff

Employees at the Flagship branch of American Airlines Federal Credit Union turned up the heat recently for a very good cause. The second annual Super Bowl of Chili featured 10 teams concocting their own recipes while raising an impressive $3,176.75 in the process.

The event benefited Safe Haven, an organization that exists to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. Teams rallied together to sell tickets to the event and came up with creative ideas to gain more votes for their chili..

 “I was grateful to witness firsthand the energy and enthusiasm that the Credit Union employees displayed for each other, for the company and for the work that Safe Haven does in their community,” said a representative from Safe Haven. “When companies like the Credit Union support Safe Haven of Tarrant County, it adds credibility to the work we do. At the event, I had the fortunate opportunity to chat with various leadership levels and it was clear that the Credit Union has a welcoming, hardworking and talented group of employees. The culture there is extraordinary and you can’t help but get swept up in it!”

 

Credit Union presents $10,000 to American Cancer Society

The Credit Union has be a proud supporter of the Tarrant County American Cancer Society (ACS) for some time now. Angie Owens recently met with ACS executives E. Jeff Serrano, Senior Director Corporate Relations; and Ryan Armstrong, Account Manager, Corporate Relations; to present a $10,000 donation on behalf of our Credit Union family. Walter Furnace, who coordinated the partnership between the Credit Union and ACS for the fourth year running, joined Angie in giving our donation to a worthwhile cause that truly makes a difference in the lives of others. ACS has been instrumental in providing much needed information and assistance to several of our colleagues facing various stages of cancer.

“We are so very thankful for the consistent support that American Airlines Credit Union has given the American Cancer Society,” Armstrong said. “This support makes a tangible difference to people affected by cancer. It helps fund our life saving research, essential patient services and advocacy. We couldn’t do what we do without organizations like American Airlines Credit Union.”
 

in-the-community-img_02.jpgCredit Union employees show off ‘can do’ spirit

Employees from the American Airlines Federal Credit Union Flagship branch in Fort Worth, Texas, contributed to the organization’s annual can drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Spearheaded by Credit Union Assistant General Counsel Aaron Young, who is shown at right with President and CEO Angie Owens, the campaign netted 4,004 pounds of food and related items, which is estimated to be around 3,350 meals.
 

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 partner agencies in the organization’s 13-county service area. In 2016, NTFB provided access to some 70 million meals.
 

in-the-community-img_02.jpgGrowing, cutting hair to demonstrate they care

 

What do you get when 13 manly men (and one brave woman) put down their razors for an entire month? A team of fuzzy lumberjacks from the Technology and Innovation depart at the Credit Union’s Flagship branch and a charity goal that far surpassed the mark! For the second year, the Credit Union tech titans went full “Grizzly Adams” to support No-Shave November, a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer charities. After their original goal of $500 was met, this bewhiskered bunch raised the bar (not the blade) even higher – and you can be sure that the Credit Union successfully met the challenge. The goal of $3,000 was more than doubled thanks to their unique campaigning efforts. Ultimately, a whopping $6,400 went to the No Shave November fight against cancer.