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State Credit Union grants wishes with large financial gift


August 11, 2017



Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is honored to be the chosen recipient of a large gift from State Credit Union®.

Through in-branch and online promotion of their Make-A-Wish South Carolina campaign, State Credit Union has raised $17,282 in just sixty days for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.Hunter

With this generous gift, Make-A-Wish South Carolina will be able to grant more wishes for children like 3-year-old Hunter, who wished go to Florida theme parks while battling lymphoid leukemia.

“We are very grateful for this donation. The effort they put forth towards this campaign as well as their gift itself, speaks highly of the generosity of the State Credit Union’s employees and members.” said Mary Silverberg, donor care and youth programs senior manager for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.

A public check presentation, as well as a meet and greet will be held on August 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at State Credit Union’s headquarters located at 800 Huger St, Columbia, SC 29201.  Hunter and his family will be in attendance to talk about their amazing trip.

About Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We believe a wish can be a game-changer in the life of a wish kid, providing transformative experiences that allow wish kids to anticipate something positive and empowering in their lives. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 180 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours.  The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

About State Credit Union 

State Credit Union®, headquartered in Columbia, has 20 branches located in 12 cities throughout the state, more than $720 million in assets and serves more than 70,000 Members.  State Credit Union® membership is open to city, county and state employees, anyone enrolled in South Carolina State Retirement Systems, students and staff of any state-chartered college or university, including those in the SC Technical College System, as well as relatives of SCU members and employees of our Select Employer Groups.  Additionally, anyone who lives works or attends school in Aiken, Anderson, Florence, Greenwood, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens or Spartanburg County is eligible to join.  You can find more information at 

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WHAT: State Credit Union’s Make-A-Wish® South Carolina Fundraiser Celebration

WHO should attend: Media is invited to attend for photo and B-roll ops. This event is open to the public.

HIGHLIGHTS: Special guests, wish ambassador, Hunter, and his family will speak about their wish experience.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: State Credit Union 800 Huger Street Columbia, SC 29201

WHY: Make-A-Wish believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. We believe a wish is treatment in the form of hope, strength and joy. We encourage the community to share in the celebration of a local child’s courage and inspiration.

On-site Contact: Mary Silverberg, donor care and youth programs senior manager with Make-A-Wish South Carolina. cell: 843-817-4251

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Crystal Alifanow at 864-250-0702 x 103 or email at

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Crystal Alifanow
Director of Communications
225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17
Greenville, SC  29607

Phone : (864) 250-0702 x103
Fax : (864) 250-0704


Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-0702
Toll Free (800) 293-9474