Salt Lake City, UT (March 26, 2024) – Chartway and its charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – celebrated a successful series of events this month in partnership with Make-A-Wish Utah.

 On Monday, March 18, the kick-off event was Utah Promise Night at the Maverik Center, where multiple wish families and Chartway Promise Foundation partners watched the Utah Grizzlies’ hockey team take on the Norfolk (Va.) Admirals. Then, on Tuesday, March 19, Chartway team members and community volunteers assembled 250 activity bags for Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital of Utah as part of their commitment to deliver 1,000 activity bags to the hospital this year. The penultimate event, a closely held surprise, was a Wish Reveal on Wednesday, March 20.

 Make-A-Wish Utah and the Chartway Promise Foundation revealed a dream come true for 7-year-old Kara of West Valley City. Kara, who is battling cancer and is currently on a treatment break from chemotherapy, had her wish to visit Disney World during Halloween granted in a special ceremony at Chartway Credit Union’s Salt Lake Crossing branch. A little shy at the event, she was reserved but thrilled, and her 4-year-old brother Grayson expressed enough excitement and enthusiasm for them both.

 “This is so amazing. We have something to look forward to, we get to celebrate,” said Kara’s mother, Heather. “Everything is planned for us, and we just get to go have fun. We are so grateful to Chartway and Make-A-Wish.”

 Kara’s father, Jose, was visibly emotional when he shared, “It means the world. I'm sure every father does their best to give their kids everything that they hope for and that they dream of, but sometimes you're not able to. So, when the world comes together to help your child's dream come true, honestly, it's without words.”

 “We’re grateful to be here bringing joy, hope, and smiles to children in the hospital and making Kara and many other medically fragile children’s wishes come true through our donors’ generosity,” said Christine Wilson, president of the Chartway Promise Foundation.

 “A wish reveal is an exciting part of the wish journey, which is why the support and partnership of Chartway Promise Foundation, our largest corporate partner, is so critical,” explained Discussing Wednesday’s Daniel Dudley, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah.

Chartway Promise Foundation awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants to partner organizations in 2023, funding 80 wishes, 30 playsets, 2,500 toy bags for medically fragile children, 400 pairs of eyeglasses, 50 fishing trips, 400 field trips for mobility-challenged children, and much more in 2024.

Visit Chartway Promise Foundation at to learn more.

About Chartway

Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.9 billion credit union proudly serves more than 230,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For list, and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades. Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has granted nearly $15 million to provide medically fragile children and their families memorable experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles. For information on our vibrant organization, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


About Make-A-Wish® Utah

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We’re on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. For more information about Make-A-Wish Utah, visit or call (801) 262-9497.


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