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Chartway Promise Foundation & Make-A-Wish Surprises Child Facing Cancer with Trip to Disney

St. George, UT (November 15, 2022) – This month, more than 80 Chartway team members gathered for a special reason: during a team member connection event, they surprised 6-year-old Maverick who is undergoing treatment for cancer with a Wish Proclamation. Together, they announced that his Wish to visit Disney World will come true thanks to a charitable grant from the Chartway Promise Foundation to Make-A-Wish Utah.

“The Chartway Promise Foundation strengthens communities by providing financial support to make dreams and wishes come true for children like Maverick who face medical challenges,” said Christine Wilson, the Chartway Promise Foundation president. “He and his family were overjoyed to be celebrated by our Chartway team members following a tough treatment journey, and they can’t wait to pack their bags and experience the magic of Disney.”

Jared Perry, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah shared, “We’ve partnered with the Chartway Promise Foundation for a long time, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support as one of our largest contributors. They’re special people who recognize how powerful a wish come true can be for a child and their family – it restores hope and changes lives.”

“At Chartway, we’re dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive – and a commitment to our communities is a vital part of that mission,” said Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO. “That’s why we’re proud to have a foundation that brings joy, hope, and smiles to children like Maverick.”

Since 1999, the Chartway Promise Foundation has raised nearly $14 million to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. In addition to the Chartway Promise Foundation, Chartway supports its communities through its Directors’ Memorial Scholarship that has awarded nearly $400,000 to students pursuing collegiate studies. It also awards $25,000 annually through its Old Dominion University Athletic Scholarship fund, leads a contemporary paid summer internship program, and offers seasonal giving, crisis support, and free financial wellness programs.

This month, more than 80 Chartway team members gathered for a special reason: during a team member connection event, they surprised 6-year-old Maverick who is undergoing treatment for cancer with a Wish Proclamation. Together, they announced that his Wish to visit Disney World will come true thanks to a charitable grant from the Chartway Promise Foundation to Make-A-Wish Utah.

Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, the $2.7 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Virginia, Utah, and Texas. Additionally, Chartway has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions in 2022 and received numerous Top Workplace and Best Credit Union accolades – not only for its service to members but also as an organization where team members benefit from rewarding work, room to grow personally and professionally, and being their authentic selves. Since 1999, its charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, has raised nearly $14 million to bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship. Chartway’s values reflect a bright way forward for members, communities, and team members. For information on this vibrant organization, visit www.Chartway.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They’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 https://wish.org/utah or call (801) 262-9497.


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