Linn Area Credit Union Raises More Than $21,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 2, 2021 – On August 26, 2021, Linn Area Credit Union held the 31st annual Credit Unions Love Kids golf tournament to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)/University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. More than $16,500 was raised at the event; Linn Area Credit Union employees and members donated additional funds to bring the 2021 total to $21,408.91.

“Our partnership with Linn Area Credit Union is incredible. The hearts and generosity of the employees and members of Linn Area Credit Union are special,” said Allie Stutting, Assistant Director of Corporate and Community Development at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. “The support of this credit union has been very impactful for the patients and families we serve at our hospital, and we are very thankful for this partnership.” Last year, the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital cared for more than 77,000 children.

The golf tournament was kicked off with a brief presentation by Rick Kron, whose son, Nile, has been hearing impaired since birth. Nile received cochlear implants at the age of two and is still receiving periodic treatments at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. As Nile played with a toy golf set, his father explained to the attendees the life-changing impact CMN has made on the Kron family.

The Credit Unions Love Kids golf tournament is the creation of Linn Area Credit Union’s former CEO/President Jenny Lorenz. Since the tournament’s inception, Linn Area Credit Union has donated a total of $501,376.83 to CMN.

“It’s an honor to support the Children’s Miracle Network — it’s such a worthy cause,” said Lorenz. “A lot goes into making this event a success. We appreciate all of our sponsors and the golfers, many of whom come from area credit unions, as well as the Linn Area Credit Union employees who plan the event and volunteer to work at the golf tournament every year.” Lorenz added that the credit union philosophy is “people helping people,” and that the Credit Unions Love Kids golf tournament is an excellent example of this philosophy in action.

Usually held in the spring, the Credit Unions Love Kids golf tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The 2022 event is slated for May 26.

To learn more about Linn Area Credit Union and how they support the community, visit www.linnareacu.org/community-involvement.

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About Linn Area Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union was founded in 1935 when eleven Cedar Rapids teachers each put up $5 of their own money. By the end of the first year, the Cedar Rapids Teachers’ Credit Union (as it was then known) had 72 members. Today, Linn Area Credit Union has five locations and serves nearly 25,000 members in 22 counties. The credit union actively contributes to local communities and nonprofit organizations centered on children, families, and education. Linn Area Credit Union’s mission is to be partners in a successful future with our members and employees by providing caring financial services and community support. Learn more at www.linnareacu.org.

About the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is the state’s only national ranked children’s hospital. As Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, it provides care for children from birth to young adulthood with services ranging from promoting wellness to the care of general childhood illness, surgery, traumatic injuries, life-threatening and chronic illnesses, and developmental disabilities.

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