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Meritrust Donates $65,000 to Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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Contact: Jamie Taulbee          
(316) 651-5170

 Meritrust presented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a $65,000 donation.
Left to right: Evan Wilson, Meritrust VP Sales and Member Service; Mahlon McCaleb, Meritrust SVP Chief Financial Officer; James Nastars, Meritrust President/CEO; Jamie Taulbee, Meritrust VP Marketing; Mick Cayless, Via Christi Health Development Officer, Foundation & Children’s Miracle Network

Meritrust is pleased to announce a $65,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, made possible by members’ participation in its Holiday Skip-A-Pay program. The donation will benefit Kansas families facing medical challenges and the hospitals providing them support and care.

“Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals support families facing the spectrum of pediatric medical situations, whether working through unimaginable challenges or celebrating incredible miracles,” says Jamie Taulbee, Vice President of Marketing. “Meritrust is a longtime sponsor of this organization, and we’re thrilled this donation will be going toward helping local children in our communities.”

With Meritrust’s Holiday Skip-A-Pay program, members were able to skip their December loan payments. The money collected from the program’s processing fee provided for the donation.

“This holiday program provided our members the opportunity to help neighbors in need while enjoying a more stress-free holiday season,” Taulbee says. “We thank our members for participating in the program and making this donation a reality.”

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

About Meritrust: Meritrust Credit Union is the leading and largest Kansas-chartered community credit union with 79,800 members and $965 million in assets. Meritrust is open to the public with 14 branches in metro-Wichita, Junction City and Lawrence, Kansas. The credit union’s 15th branch in Manhattan, Kan., broke ground February 2014, with an expected opening date in late 2014. In 2012, Meritrust was ranked third in the nation in the Callahan & Associates Return of the Member Index and was recognized by SNL Financial as one of the top 20 best performing credit unions in the nation, among credit unions with total assets of more than $500 million. For more information, visit