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Bigger & Better: 'Corks for a Cause' Returns

Anyone who attended the 2016 AC&E knows what a success the Michigan Credit Union Foundation’s (MCUF) debut of “Corks for a Cause” was. This event brought together wine, networking and credit union community development, and was such a success that the Foundation unexpectedly ran out of wine bottles. They have taken note and will prepared for another popular event.

Along with extra reinforcements, the Foundation is implementing a couple new things to make the experience even better. New this year is the Wine Swap Station, a fun feature for people who would like to exchange their wine. For instance, you will now be able to trade your bottle of red for a bottle of white (or vice versa) with other attendees.

The station will add an extra social element to the event, and will also accommodate even the most particular of wine drinkers. If you wanted to participate but were afraid of getting a bottle you wouldn’t like, worry no more.

Individuals and credit unions can purchase wine pulls both in advance (during the registration process for the AC&E) and/or at the event. The tickets are $25 each and guarantees a pull for a bottle of wine valued between $20 and $200, plus a chance to win one of several prize baskets.

This entertaining social event is not only a good way to do some meet-and-greets with fellow attendees, it also supports credit union community development outreach, which helps to fund financial education and community reinvestment grants through the MCUF.

Attendees will enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks, and then may choose to purchase tickets to “pull” a fine bottle of wine to take away. Tickets may be purchased at the event, if you did not purchase during online registration.

This fundraising event is supported by business donors such as Balance Sheet Solutions, Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union and many others.

This article originally ran in the Quarter 2, 2017 issue of Contact Magazine.

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