3M Open, Wings Financial Give $50K to YWCA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Apple Valley, Minn.) – Determined to position youth for future success, the 3M Open Golf Tournament and Wings Financial presented YWCA Minneapolis with a combined donation of $50,000.
The check presentation also served as a backdrop to financial literacy sessions delivered by Wings to YWCA participants in the Eureka program, a 5-year STEM-based pathway for high school girls.
President and CEO Shelley Carthen Watson of YWCA Minneapolis said, “We are immensely grateful. This philanthropic investment means we can make the Eureka experience accessible to more girls in our community. What these promising scholars accomplish in these years leading up to graduation is astounding. “Eureka opportunities include concurrent high school enrollment in college-level engineering courses and internships.
According to 3M Open Tournament Director Mike Welch, “We feel like we are one of the trailblazers for DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) space on the PGA tour.” An imperative of 3M Open partners, says Welch, is an expressed commitment to support women-focused organizations. “We thought what better organization than YWCA, which empowers women and works to eliminate racism.”
Wings Financial Chief Lending Officer Norm Creveling agrees, saying these partnerships are about shared values, “We pride ourselves as an organization where 60 percent of our employees are women and we had more women promoted last year than men.”
Of note, the partnership tied a portion of proceeds to bogey-free rounds at the 3M Open, with Wings Financial matching 22 successful rounds, at $450 each, for a donation totaling $10,000.
Lisa Ramirez | 612-215-4107
Strategic Communications Specialist
About YWCA Minneapolis
YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls. For more than 130 years, we have worked to create opportunities to overcome social injustice, particularly in matters of race and gender. Annually, YWCA Minneapolis serves more than 30,000 people in our community through high-quality programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness. To learn more, visit ywcampls.org or join the conversation at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About the 3M Open
A PGA TOUR event, the inaugural 3M Open was contested in July of 2019 and its list of champions include Matthew Wolff, Michael Thompson, Cameron Champ, and Tony Finau, who won the first of two consecutive victories on TOUR with his win this year. Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event is contested at the TPC Twin Cities and will be held July 24-30, 2023. Managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament benefits local programs through the 3M Open Fund and ‘Golf That Matters’ campaign. For more information, please visit 3mopen.com. Follow the 3M Open on Instagram/Twitter @3MOpen and at facebook.com/3MOpen.
About Wings Financial
Wings Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned credit union headquartered in Apple Valley, Minnesota. With assets of more than $7.8 billion, Wings is Minnesota’s largest credit union and serves over 330,000 members. In 2022, Wings was named one of the top ten credit unions nationally by Gobankingrates.com, as well as a Star Tribune top workplace for the tenth consecutive year.
Wings members enjoy some of the area’s best savings and lending rates, convenient mobile and online access, over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 27 branch locations throughout the state of Minnesota, plus offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando, and Seattle. Founded in 1938, Wings’ membership eligibility has grown to include anyone who lives or works in 34 Minnesota and Wisconsin counties, plus broader eligibility options. You can learn more about Wings by visiting their website at wingsfinancial.com.