Finally after a few weeks of chasing down invoices we are able to announce the results of this year’s fundraising efforts.
We had two events this year. The CU Succeed Youth Bursary campaign ran for the first time with five credit unions contributing; Alterna, Comtech Fire, Luminus, Your Neighbourhood, and Your Credit Union. We were assisted by CUMark, credit union marketing experts, who created content and media support for the campaign. We learned a lot from feedback from participating credit unions and others we spoke to. A key learning is to provide much more lead time for the 2018 campaign.
The second event was our traditional 26th Golf Classic which attracted 130 golfers and 6 painters to Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Brampton on June 12th. It was almost too hot a day, but there weren’t many complaints about the weather. CUMIS was our title sponsor again this year which we were delighted to have their support not only financially, but the return of the CUMIS volunteers to manage the registration was great! Please visit our fundraiser page to see all of our sponsors. The event featured breakfast, lunch and a buffet dinner, along with a happy hour to network with sponsors and peers. The raffle prize table this year featured awesome prizes thanks to the generosity of many of our sponsors and guests. A big thank you to all of you who participated or contributed.
These two events combined to record a total raised of $74,900 for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program. We are so grateful to everyone who made this achievement possible. To our golfers, painters, sponsors, supporters, and all the branch staff who participated in this year’s campaign, we say thank you! Your efforts, generosity and contributions will allow us to grow the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program, benefiting deserving post-secondary youth in Ontario.