Winston-Salem, NC, August 5, 2011- Seven managers from Members Credit Union (Members CU) volunteered to sit in a dunk tank to raise money for the Piedmont Triad Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The event dubbed, Dunk the Boss, resulted in $1,292 for JDRF. Among the managers who took a seat in the dunk booth were President/CEO Jack V. Braswell, Jr. and EVP Bob Donley, the credit union’s top executives.
“Members Credit Union is dedicated to improving the quality of life of our members and the people who live in the communities we serve,” remarked Braswell. “This event commemorates our fifth year of fundraising for JDRF and as of last year our employees and members have donated over $37,000 to the charity.”
In addition to Braswell and Donley, other Members CU volunteers in the tank included Director of Marketing Eric Stiff, Director of Accounting Cindy Stiff, Information Technology’s Matt Baldwin, Auditor Rob Semar, and Director of Public Relations Carla Kimel. Chris Uthe, Director of Central Billing Office, from Med 3000, a company located within Members CU’s office building, even volunteered to take a few dips in the tank for a good cause.
The fundraiser located at the $230 million credit union’s headquarters on Frontis Plaza Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC, also featured face painting, food, and opportunities to win prizes. All 19 of Members CU’s locations will continue to raise funds for JDRF through the months of August, September, and most of October. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Piedmont Triad Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes scheduled on October 22, 2011.