The Inspire Hope Credit Union Challenge

Supporting families facing terminal illness of a parent

Nashville, TN • July 28-31, 2022

Credit unions and the companies they work with from Tennessee and beyond are coming together to raise funds to host a retreat in 2022 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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How your credit union, employees, volunteers,
and members 
can take part today:

  • $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)
  • $1,200 – (Funds a full weekend legacy retreat for one child)
    •  Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
    • Eastman Credit Union
    • Enbright Credit Union 
    • L.G.W. Federal Credit Union
    • Southern Security Credit Union 
    • UT Federal Credit Union 
    • Visa
    • Kim Bohannon
  • $300 – (Funds a legacy video for a terminally ill parent)
    • Bowater Employees Credit Union
    • Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
    • Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union
    • Southeast Financial Credit Union (funding for 3 videos)
    • Jeff Dahlstrom

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
  • Kimberly Clark Credit Union
  • M.P.D. Community Credit Union
  • Northeast Community Credit Union
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union
  • Scenic Community Credit Union
  • The Credit Union for Robertson County
  • Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union
  • Vanderbilt University Credit Union
  • Kristi Amick
  • Mary Darby
  • Brandy Garner
  • Kim Gunter
  • Terrie Snavely
  • Sarah Waters

With your support, we can 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!