Wine Auction Raises $120,000
California's first Annual Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction raised over $120,000 for eight children's hospitals in California. Held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, the event drew 200 attendees from California, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. "Our goal for the auction was $100,000," says Tony Boutelle, event co-sponsor and CEO of Credit Union Direct Lending (CUDL) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "We were amazed once we did our preliminary totals and realized we had raised $120,000." Auctioneers were Diana Dykstra CEO of San Francisco Fire CU, and Sarah Canepa Bang, CEO of Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc.