Giving Back is in Our Jeans
March 15, 2022
Gulf Winds and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) presented the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart with a donation for $10,662 on March 11, 2022. The gift was the culmination of weekly donations made by Gulf Winds staff members that participate in the casual day jeans program.
"As the region's only children's hospital, we depend on our community for support,” said Will Condon, President, Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart. “We are grateful for the partnership with Gulf Winds Credit Union and their employees for their continued support of our mission through their casual day jeans program. Every gift helps us provide the highest level of pediatric care close to home."
Since 2012, Gulf Winds staff members have donated over $95,500 as part of the jeans day program. These donations are initially provided to NAFCU/PAC, who matches the donation to the children’s hospital. “Gulf Winds Credit Union’s contribution to NAFCU/PAC not only strengthens and fuels NAFCU’s ability to advocate, but by utilizing our match program they have truly made a positive impact in the community,” said Allyson Gale, Director of Political Affairs at NAFCU.
After presenting the check, Gulf Winds and NAFCU had the opportunity to tour the Studer Family Children’s Hospital and Bear Family Foundation Oncology Center for Hope. “It’s truly amazing to have a state-of-the-art facility like the Studer Family Children’s Hospital right here in Pensacola,” said Kurt Stenerson, Executive Vice President of Digital Innovation at Gulf Winds. “The hospital is an invaluable resource for this region and for families going through one of the most difficult situations anyone can experience – having a sick or injured child. Our team is proud to partner with NAFCU to support those kids and families.”