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March 22, 2013: MSUFCU Announces $1,000,000 Gift to Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

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Published: Mar 22, 2013

MSUFCU Announces $1,000,000 Gift to Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

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EAST LANSING, MI— MSUFCU has announced a $1,000,000 donation to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University for the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series Endowment. This gift will bring renowned artists to MSU’s campus to provide engagement opportunities for MSU students and faculty, school children throughout Mid-Michigan, and the general public.


With this new residency program, nationally and internationally known artists will lead art-making activities, lectures, and community events. Visiting artists will travel to schools in the Greater Lansing area to help support local arts programs, and MSU students and faculty will spend time with these artists, learning from the best in the industry. The endowment will also provide the local community with access to lectures and exhibits offered by the visiting artists-in-residence.


Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Giving back to our community is one of MSUFCU’s core values and part of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy on which credit unions were founded. At MSUFCU, we are committed to making a positive impact on as many people’s lives as possible and investing in our community to help create a place where people are proud to live, work, and visit. We are thrilled to announce the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series Endowment and are proud to support programs that help ensure Mid-Michigan is a place full of vibrant arts and entertainment.”


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 eleven branches, over 170,000 members, more than $2.3 billion in assets, and over 490 employees.