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MSUFCU Employees Help Raise More Than $50,000 for Charity

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MSUFCU Employees Help Raise More Than $50,000 for Charity

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EAST LANSING, MI—MSU Federal Credit Union and its employees were excited to support and partner with four charities during the first six months of 2013: Help A Willing Kid (H.A.W.K.) Foundation, Relay For Life, Coaches vs. Cancer, and Dapper Dads Challenge.

From January through June of 2013, MSUFCU employees came together and raised $33,938 for H.A.W.K. through a variety of fundraising activities such as dress down days, raffles, and more. The Help A Willing Kid Foundation’s mission is to uncover the potential within each child and provide children with the tools to nurture their talents by offering a variety of programs for kids in the greater Lansing area. Part of the funds have already been put to use at the foundation to purchase a new washer and dryer, television facility for learning and counseling, remodeled tutor room, and new drainage system.

In addition to H.A.W.K., the Credit Union also raised funds for three additional charities during this time. MSUFCU participated as a team at the Relay For Life of East Lansing event for the third consecutive year in June. Through staff fundraisers, individual donations, and funds raised at the event, Team MSUFCU raised $12,036 in support of cancer research. Also, to help raise funds in the fight against cancer, the Credit Union participated in the Coaches for Cancer Suits and Sneakers Challenge as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. Through employee dress down days, $2,745 was raised for this challenge. MSUFCU employees continued to show their charitable support as they participated in fundraising activities at work for the Dapper Dads Challenge, which is an annual event that raises money for the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) Committee. Staff helped to raise close to $4,000 for this charity challenge, and MSUFCU funds added with personal donations helped the Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer take fourth place in the challenge this year.

Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “I am extremely impressed by the total amount of funds raised by staff as well as their generosity and continued focus on giving back to the community. The more than $50,000 raised has gone toward four very deserving charities.” 

MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has twelve branches, over 175,000 members, more than $2.4 billion in assets, and over 515 employees.