America’s Christian Credit Union – Mendell Thompson
September 14, 2013
Hosted by Kelly Ellison
By the end of 2013, America's Christian Credit Union will have served 1,000 families supported with over 20 million invested in families. Mendell Thompson, CEO of America's Christian Credit Union, since 1986, joins us to talk about the organizations commitment to adoption. You'll want to tune in as Mendell talks about the amazing commitment to adoptive families with several products that they provide to help them reach their financial goals and bring families together forever! He gives several examples of families they have specifically helped with financials solutions such as their adoption loans, grants and the Adoption Visa. You won't want to miss his very special story of one family on their way to the Congo to bring home their 9-year old daughter, Sevi. Honored this year as one of then Dave Thomas Adoption-Friendly Corporations, we are privileged to have Mendell as our guest and America's Christian Credit Union as our sponsor. Please tune in!!!
Your Adoption Coach
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Your Adoption Coach is designed to reach prospective and current adoptive families, couple, and singles with the resources they need to successfully bring their family together. We will examine international and domestic adoption, resources, costs, stories, highlight innovative agencies and bring the touching stories of families struggling and succeeding to the forefront. There is no greater community builder than Adoption! When we educate and encourage others to become involved, more people are inspired to adopt or be a part of a community of adoption. Our show aims to educate and inspire others to get involved in building a family be it on their own or helping someone close to them bring their family home together forever.
Kelly is an adoptive parent, executive coach and trainer. She has over 25 years of experience working in development and management in the nonprofit sector and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes ranging from the environment to the arts. Kelly has a passion for helping adoptive families reach their financial goals and uses her experience from the nonprofit world to coach adoptive families. She is Your Adoption Finance Coach and works with adoption agencies and families providing workshops, resources, and coaching to help them with their financial needs associated with adoptions both international and domestic. Using her system, the families she supports raise anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 or more for their adoption. Kelly completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2005, graduating from the Rockhurst University in the Executive Fellows Program in Kansas City, Missouri. She has extensive management experience, training and facilitating groups of all sizes and backgrounds. Kelly is certified in mediation and diversity and is an author and speaker. She will be speaking at the National Council for Adoption this year. She serves on several boards including the scholarship committee for the Rosalyn Carter Institute’s Intergenerational Caregivers Scholarship Award and is also a member of the board of governors to the We Are Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in New York City.