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Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia Receives $125,000 Grant from Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation


February 14, 2020

RICHMOND – Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, a nonprofit that grants life-changing wishes to children in Virginia diagnosed with critical illnesses, announced today that the organization has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the We Promise Foundation, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm. This grant will help fund the wishes of approximately 25 children this year in the Tidewater region.

“Research shows that wishes have the possibility to give kids the hope and strength they need to continue in their battles for health,” said Sheri Lambert, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. “Granting life-changing wishes for children would not be possible without the generous support from partners like the We Promise Foundation.”

“Chartway’s We Promise Foundation strengthens the communities we serve by partnering with companion charities like Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges,” stated We Promise Foundation executive director, Karen Lane. “That’s why we’re honored make a difference right here in one of the communities we serve – bringing joy, hope, and smiles to approximately 25 courageous children through this partnership.

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia has set the goal of granting 170 wishes this fiscal year. Since the organization’s inception in 1987, more than 5,000 life-changing wishes have been granted for local children.


Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Richmond, Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia has granted more than 5,000 wishes since 1987. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers throughout Virginia grant a wish, on average, every 48 hours. For more information about Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, visit or call 804-217-WISH.

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2.2 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 190,000 members through more than 35 branches and online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions in the country with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic efforts through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation. The foundation strengthens the communities it serves by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. Since 1999, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has raised more than $11 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information about Chartway, visit; or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. For more information about the We Promise Foundation, visit; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Richmond, VA 23294
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