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Kesem at James Madison University Wins CommonWealth One Federal Credit Unionís The Big Giver Grand Prize $10,000 Donation

The Big Giver Contest votes are in! CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Awards $10,000 Donation Grand Prize to Kesem at James Madison University.


Alexandria, VA, USA – WEBWIRE

"The Big Giver gives CommonWealth One the opportunity to support and showcase local organizations dedicated to positively impacting our communities. Being able to bring more awareness, recognition, and financial support to all of the finalists is incredibly rewarding,Ē said CommonWealth One Chief Marketing Officer, Karyle Thornton. ďCongratulations to Terry Fernsler for nominating this yearís winning organization, Kesem at James Madison University, and a huge thank you to al

Kesem at James Madison University is The Big Giver winner! Established in 2016, Kesem at JMU is a chapter of the national organization that supports children whose lives have been impacted by a family memberís battle with cancer. Kesem was nominated by CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union member Terry Fernsler and will receive a $10,000 donation on his behalf.

The student-led JMU Kesem chapter is integral in running Camp Kesem, a week-long summer camp for children to escape the stresses that come along with a family member battling cancer and allow them to spend time with children their age who are going through a similar experience.

Last November, CommonWeath One launched its The Big Giver Contest which encouraged members to nominate a charity, foundation, not-for-profit organization, or community interest project that they felt deserved a $10,000 donation. CommonWealth Oneís Executive Team then selected the five finalists with the most compelling submissions to create videos and continue on to the public voting phase of the contest which ran from March 13-31, 2023.

Kesem at James Madison University proved to be the winner, receiving 2,179 of the 5,540 votes. The four runner-up charities, Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, and Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services will also each receive $1,000!

​​"The Big Giver gives CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union the opportunity to support and showcase local organizations dedicated to positively impacting our communities. Being able to bring more awareness, recognition, and financial support to all of the finalists is incredibly rewarding,Ē said CommonWealth One Chief Marketing Officer, Karyle Thornton. ďCongratulations to Terry Fernsler for nominating this yearís winning organization, Kesem at James Madison University, and a huge thank you to all of the members and fans who participated in support of their favorite nominees. Ē

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About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginiaís top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being its membersí lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (including at James Madison University).



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