Beaverton, OR. First Tech Federal Credit Union kicked off 2017 with a $470,000 donation to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, the result of the most recent Dave and Dan Classic golf tournament, presented by First Tech. Last year’s tournament raised a record-breaking $1.1 million, benefitting Credit Unions for Kids and six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Posing with the check are: Kyleigh Gill, Monique Little, Jim Ervin, Dr. Dana Braner, Tom Gifford, Nicole Frisch, Kelly Schrader, Steven Stapp, and Meghan Valley.

“First Tech’s contributions to the kids here have created an everlasting impact for families touched by OHSU, and we are so fortunate to have such a dedicated partner who advocates for providing care to our smallest patients,” said Dana Braner, M.D., Credit Unions for Kids Chair from OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “First Tech has been supporting OHSU Doernbecher for 30 years, starting as a founding partner of Credit Unions for Kids. We are incredibly thankful for First Tech’s partnership and commitment to helping children and families when they need it most.”

A portion of the donation is allocated toward the construction of the new Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion. The guest house, scheduled to open on Portland’s South Waterfront in 2019, will be a home for healing for thousands of OHSU Doernbecher patient families who need to receive long-term, specialty care unavailable in their home communities. Funds will also be directed to create a permanent endowment to support cutting edge, life-saving research and new innovative technology at OHSU Doernbecher.

“We’re honored to support OHSU Doernbecher, and all of the children in our communities. Over the last five years, our dedicated First Tech team has raised more than $5 million in support of Credit Unions for Kids,” said Monique Little, chief people & administration officer at First Tech, based in Beaverton, Ore. “In 2017, we’re excited to bring together our credit union community again in support of this important cause and look forward to reaching our greatest Dave and Dan fundraising goal yet.”

This year’s tournament will take place on July 10, 2017, and aims to raise more than $1.1 million for six children’s hospitals. More information about the tournament, including sponsorships, can be found at www.daveanddangolf.org.

About First Tech Federal Credit Union

First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2016, First Tech provided $2.8 million and nearly 25,000 employee volunteer hours to the community, by directing dollars and time to community partners which provide support for programs and services for children and families, ensuring that children have the tools they need to learn, be healthy and succeed. Philanthropic focus areas include support in the areas of education (STEM, literacy and financial education), research (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and supportive health services for children) and innovation (food, shelter and safety). Learn more about First Tech’s commitment to the community at www.firsttechfed.com/community.

About Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 2006, CU4Kids has raised $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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