Alliant Credit Union Foundation Donates $2,000 To Special Olympics
October 21, 2011 | Alliant Credit Union Foundation
Alliant Credit Union Foundation recently donated $2,000 to Special Olympics Illinois on behalf of 40 Alliant Credit Union employee volunteers by paying their registration donations at the Plane Pull for Special Olympics, announced David Mooney, foundation Chairman & credit union President & CEO.
Two teams of 20 employees from Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union recently participated in the 2011 Plane Pull, held at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The Alliant teams competed among 25 others from Chicago area public safety, service and business communities who pulled a UPS cargo aircraft in a tug-of-war style event.
According to Ms. Sandy Beckman, Alliant's Supervisor of Member & Special Services, who coordinated the credit union's Plane Pull involvement, "Pulling that plane along the runway was unbelievable, and we really loved helping Special Olympics."
Wayne Rosenwinkel, Alliant Credit Union Chief Investment Officer and Foundation Vice President, volunteered for the event as well. He saluted all participating Alliant employees and said, "Our Foundation is delighted to donate to such a worthy cause. We really like supporting and encouraging Alliant employees who volunteer for charitable activities such as the Plane Pull for Special Olympics."
Alliant Credit Union Foundation, based in Chicago at Alliant Credit Union Headquarters, was established through a credit union grant in 2009 to promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency of people, especially in the communities in which Alliant Credit Union members and employees live and work.
Headquartered near O'Hare Airport at Touhy Avenue and Wolf Road, Alliant Credit Union was founded in 1935. It is America's sixth largest credit union in asset size with $7.8 billion in assets and 280,000 members nationwide. Alliant's members include employees, family members and retirees of United Airlines and other select employee groups, along with people who live or work in qualifying communities in the Chicago area.
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