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The Inspire Hope Credit Union Challenge

Credit unions raised $62,897.21 supporting families facing terminal illness of a parent!

Credit unions and the companies they work with from Tennessee and beyond joined together to raise funds for a retreat held July 28-31, 2022 in Nashville for 30 families facing the loss of a parent to terminal illness.

Inheritance of Hope was founded to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent. The goal is to provide them with a legacy building experience they will remember forever. The 501(c)(3) charity was founded by Kristen and Deric Milligan following several years of coping with the challenges of raising three young children while battling Kristen’s terminal liver cancer diagnosis.

Sadly, Kristen lost her courageous bout with cancer in 2012, but her legacy lives on. Inheritance of Hope uniquely serves families like her own across more than 47 states, providing resources and relationships for the unique challenges they face.

Impact the lives of families facing the loss of a parent to terminal illness today. Thank you for inspiring hope!

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Thank you for your donations!

How your credit union, employees, volunteers,
and members 
have helped:

  • $6,500 – (Funds a full weekend legacy retreat for an entire family)
    • Old Hickory Credit Union (donated funding for two families)
    • Tennessee Credit Union League (2021 golf tournament)
  • $1,300 – (Funds a full weekend legacy retreat for one child)
    •  Cornerstone Financial Credit Union (funding for 2 children)
    • Eastman Credit Union
    • Enbright Credit Union 
    • Kimberly Clark Credit Union 
    • L.G.W. Federal Credit Union
    • ORNL Federal Credit Union 
    • Southern Security Credit Union 
    • UT Federal Credit Union 
    • Visa
    • Kim Bohannon
  • $300 – (Funds a legacy video for a terminally ill parent)
    • Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union (funding for 3 families)
    • Bowater Employees Credit Union
    • Foothills Federal Credit Union 
    • Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
    • Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union
    • Scenic Community Credit Union 
    • Southeast Financial Credit Union (funding for 3 families)
    • Jeff Dahlstrom
    • Kristi Amick (funding for 2 families)

Additional contributors:

  • Chattanooga First Federal Credit Union
  • Cleveland-Bradley County Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • CN/IC Employees Credit Union
  • ETMA Federal Credit Union
  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union
  • Healthcare Services Credit Union
  • Heritage South Community Credit Union
  • Holley Credit Union
  • Jack Daniel Employees Credit Union
  • Knoxville Area Chapter of Credit Unions
  • M.P.D. Community Credit Union
  • Northeast Community Credit Union
  • The Credit Union for Robertson County
  • TN Connect Credit Union 
  • Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union
  • Vanderbilt University Credit Union
  • Mary Darby
  • Brandy Garner
  • Kim Gunter
  • Jeff Merry
  • Terrie Snavely
  • Sarah Waters

Thanks to your support, credit unions helped host a retreat for 30 young families facing the loss of a parent to a terminal illness.

Help us reach our goal of $195,000!