Lehi, Utah (May 23, 2023) -- During its 7th Annual Putting for Promises golf tournament, the Chartway Promise Foundation raised more than $70,000 to benefit medically fragile children in Utah. The day’s biggest surprise was reserved for Alexis, a local 18-year-old cancer patient, who learned that her “Wish” had been granted during the post-event golf lunch held at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course in Lehi, UT. Thanks to funds provided by the Chartway Promise Foundation to its partner, Make-A-Wish Utah, Alexis will receive $7,500 for her college tuition when she enrolls as a freshman at Utah State University in the Fall.
Following the tournament, Chartway presented Make-A-Wish Utah with a charitable grant of $200,000 to fulfill the life-changing wishes for 40 children with critical illnesses. “We love our partnership with Make-A-Wish Utah; and since 2010, we’ve invested over $2.5M in MAW Utah to bring joy, hope, and smiles to medically fragile children in our community,” said Christine Wilson, Chartway Promise Foundation president.
“The Chartway Promise Foundation is one of Make-A-Wish Utah’s longest-standing and most generous partners,” said Daniel Dudley, Chief Development Officer for Make-A-Wish Utah. “They routinely go above and beyond to support children and their families who are facing life-threatening medical situations, and we can’t thank them enough for their incredible support to spark hope for more than 40 local children just when they need it most.”
This year, the Chartway Promise Foundation has awarded more than $770,000 in grants to companion charities that support medically fragile children. Collectively, Chartway’s team members volunteer more than 8,000 hours each year in the communities where they live and work.
About Chartway & the Chartway Promise Foundation
Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.6 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions in 2022, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For 2022 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 raised nearly $14 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 www.Chartway.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Make-A-Wish Utah
Make-A-Wish® Utah creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, Make-A-Wish® Utah offers a life-affirming wish experience at a time of critical need. For more information, visit us online at www.utah.wish.org, on social @makeawishutah, or give us a call at (801) 262-9474.