Columbia Credit Union and Vesta Hospitality team up to raise funds to go to local nonprofit organizations, in the name of John McKibbin
Three local nonprofit organizations each received more than $18,000 in honor of the late John McKibbin after a fundraising event put on by Columbia Credit Union and presented by Vesta Hospitality.
The 6th annual Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic, a golf tournament, was held in August. It raised $42,396.
All of that money was given to three organizations.
A press release from Columbia Credit Union noted that McKibbin was a special presence in Clark County throughout his life. He was a member of the Washington House of Representatives and was a Clark County commissioner. He also was known for raising funds for causes important to him.
Last month, proceeds from the golf tournament went to three organizations that McKibbin supported: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s Child Abuse Assessment Endowment Fund, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, and Leadership Clark County.
Each nonprofit was given a check for $14,132 at a presentation at the Columbia Credit Union Operations Center just before Thanksgiving.
“All of us at Columbia Credit Union are proud to ensure the continuation of John McKibbin’s commitment to our community,” said Steve Kenny, president and CEO of Columbia Credit Union. “Our mission is bringing people together to make life better for themselves and their communities, and that’s what John McKibbin stood for, too. It’s gratifying to present these organizations with donations right before the holidays.”
About the organizations benefiting from the tournament this year:
- The Child Abuse Assessment Team at Legacy Salmon Creek cooperates with local child protection agencies and law enforcement agencies as well as with YWCA advocates to deliver compassionate, discrete, and knowledgeable child abuse and neglect services.
- The Evergreen Habitat’s largest subdivision is called McKibbin Commons, named after John, who played an integral role in laying the foundation for the organization’s work in the community as board president. The 10-family complex completes John’s vision for bringing neighbors together to overcome hardship, build something special, and thrive.
- Leadership Clark County is a nonpartisan civic leadership program dedicated to educating people about the challenges facing our community and developing community leaders to meet those challenges.
McKibbin died in a plane crash in 2016.
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