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Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic Raises $46,800 for Local Nonprofits

October 22, 2021

The 5th annual Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic—a charity golf tournament organized by Columbia Credit Union and presented by Vesta Hospitality paying tribute to the late John McKibbin—took place August 26, 2021, and raised $46,800 for community nonprofit organizations.

John McKibbin was a special presence in Clark County throughout his life, serving as a member of the Washington House of Representatives and a Clark County Commissioner, raising funds for causes important to him and making life better for the community at every turn. The Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic honors his legacy by continuing the same spirit of enthusiastic charity. All proceeds from this year’s tournament supported three organizations John McKibbin loved throughout his years of community service, and in which Columbia Credit Union has continuously invested over the years: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s Child Abuse Assessment (CAAT) Endowment Fund, Pearson Field Education Center (PFEC), and Leadership Clark County (LCC).

Each nonprofit was given a check of $15,600 at a presentation at the Columbia Credit Union Operations Center on October 14, 2021.

“All of us at Columbia Credit Union are proud to ensure the continuation of John McKibbin’s commitment to our community,” said Columbia CU President and CEO Steve Kenny. “Making life better is what we’re all about and that’s what John McKibbin stood for, too.”

About the organizations benefiting from the tournament:

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (CAAT)

Caring for children is a community responsibility. The Child Abuse Assessment Team (CAAT) 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. Learn more about the work of the Child Abuse Assessment Team.

Pearson Field Education Center

Through aviation, the Pearson Field Education Center inspires youth to pursue educations and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field. Learn more about the work at Pearson Field.

Leadership Clark County

Founded in 1993 by a group of community leaders, Leadership Clark County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic leadership program dedicated to educating people about the challenges facing our community and developing community leaders to meet those challenges. Learn more about the work of Leadership Clark County.

From left to right: Nancy McKibbin, Steve Kenny (Columbia CU President & CEO), Michelle Marra (Pearson Field Education Center), Heather Martin (Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center), Emily Gilliland (Leadership Clark County), Rick Takach (Vesta Hospitality).