“When the kids visit, they are experiencing a vibrant environment where they can have fun, ask questions, and interact with Credit Union employees. This helps kids feel more at ease later when talking about their finances or using their accounts. Similarly, we are creating a trusting environment for parents. Kids can have fun with finances, and we are happy to show that to them.”— Lisa, Credit Union Employee
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Honorable Mention for Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

 
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Published: Nov 13, 2013

Honorable Mention for Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

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Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

 

The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) recently gave MSUFCU an honorable mention for the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, which recognizes model credit union efforts to educate and empower members and our community through financial outreach and learning programs.

 

Louise Herring, dubbed “the Mother of Credit Unions,” by the Ohio General Assembly, was an advocate for women, minorities, and the impoverished. She embodied the credit union philosophy of providing opportunities for members to achieve economic stability for the nearly five hundred credit unions she helped start.

 

MSUFCU is committed to promoting financial literacy for all ages. Our relationships with Michigan State University (MSU), Oakland University (OU), and Mid-Michigan schools and organizations allow us to reach a variety of audiences through our partnered education programs.  Over the past year, MSUFCU has presented financial education programs to 40 groups, totaling more than 800 youth at several area schools and organizations. Such organizations include the Boys & Girls Club, Upward Bound, and Junior Achievement. The Credit Union continues our partnership with the publishing company, Cermark, to provide area high schools with workbooks and free financial literacy materials. In addition the Credit Union offers three different youth and student accounts that provide interactive savings and money management activities tailored toward various age groups.

 

To learn more visit: http://www.mcul.org/Herring_Maxwell_and_Desjardins_Award_Programs