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The We Promise Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina


December 20, 2013

Donation will help grant wishes through Season of Wishes® campaign

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (December 20, 2013) —Ken Baroff, Vice President of Development for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, announced that the We Promise Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the local wish granting organization.  The donation will help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions, supporting the annual Season of Wishes campaign.  More than 30 wishes representing 19 counties of eastern North Carolina will be granted before the end of the calendar year. 

“As an organization that is committed to improving the communities in which we live and serve, we are proud to support the efforts of Make-A-Wish,” said Karen Lane, Executive Director for We Promise Foundation.  “This grant is made possible by the generosity of our employees, members and business partners who continue to be inspired by these courageous children.”

About the We Promise Foundation
As the charitable arm of Chartway Federal Credit Union and its divisions of HeritageWest, SouthWest Community and Utah Central Credit Unions, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children struggling with degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. Since 1999, Chartway and We Promise Foundation have raised more than $5.8 million to bring smiles to the faces of more than 1200 children.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes 60 branches in 10 states. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the credit union’s reach extends through Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Utah. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family in 2010. Utah Central became part of the organization in 2011. Altogether, the organization has assets of more than $1.9 billion and serves nearly 200,000 members. For more information, visit; or, follow them at

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Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474