Clark Sweat, an executive with Children's Miracle Networks Hospitals, reported that credit union efforts to help sick children draw strong support in public surveys.

NEW ORLEANS — Credit unions should consider how well their support for charitable causes fits with their overall missions, attendees were told at a session at the CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 14 conference.

Gigi Hyland, executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation and former NCUA board member, kicked off the discussion by urging the executives attending a Monday session at the New Orleans conference to use their philanthropic efforts to build awareness about their existence in their communities..

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