Miracle Makers: Advantage Federal Credit Union Still Finds New Ways to Help Hospital After Two Decades of Caring
Outstanding Commitment by a Corporation
For the past 20 years, Advantage Federal Credit Union has shown how committed they are to giving back to their community by whole-heartedly supporting Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Advantage sponsors many of the hospital’s annual fundraising events, encourages employees to volunteer and continues to come up with exciting, new fundraising initiatives to support our region’s only children’s hospital. This dedication and involvement has earned Advantage Federal Credit Union the Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by a Corporation for 2011-2012.
Recognizing the value in providing hands-on support, Advantage employees are always quick to jump on volunteering opportunities, such as answering phones at the hospital’s annual Radiothon. Advantage CEO Jeff Bocach shows his loyalty year after year by sponsoring and attending the Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala and Golf Classic.
“As the credit union for the University of Rochester, it is really important for us to find ways to support those that we serve,” said Bocach. “Many of us have had kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital for various reasons, and we truly appreciate the type of care that is found there.”
Advantage’s investment in helping our community’s children has led them to create some successful fundraising initiatives, like their grand-slam promotion with the Rochester Red Wings. Four years ago, Advantage came up with a way to celebrate the success of our city’s baseball team while also giving back to the hospital that does so much to serve our community. Advantage donates $25 to Golisano Children’s Hospital for every double hit at a Rochester Red Wings home game. Thanks to the players’ many successful hits, this usually amounts to $3,000 to $4,000 each season.
Currently in the works is a Golisano Children’s Hospital debit card. Every time the debit card is used for a purchase, the merchant pays a small fee to the credit union. Advantage will set aside a portion of what they earn on each purchase, and at the end of the year, that grand total will be presented to Golisano Children’s Hospital as a donation.
“The team at Advantage has been a passionate, long-standing supporter of the Children’s Hospital,” said Betsy Findlay, director of Advancement at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “They go out of their way to find ways to support us, both financially and with their own service and volunteering. They are truly enthusiastic about helping kids and the community that they serve.”
To date, Advantage Federal Credit Union’s giving has exceeded $66,000, and the joy that their generosity brings to the Advantage team warrants that they will continue to be supporters of Golisano Children’s Hospital for many years to come. Golisano Children’s Hospital is grateful for the service and support from the Advantage team, and is proud to honor Advantage Federal Credit Union this year with a Miracle Maker Award.