“It was so fun to see the look in the RDC employees' eyes when we showed up with all of the winter gear. They were surprised by how much we brought and so thankful to be able to help more refugee families by providing them coats, hats, and gloves during the winter months. It was a great feeling to know that more people could stay warm this year because of the RDC.”— Julia, Credit Union employee
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MSUFCU Plants Trees and Donates to Michigan Arbor Day Alliance

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MSUFCU Plants 55 Trees, Donates $2,000 to Michigan Arbor Day Alliance

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EAST LANSING, MI—MSU Federal Credit Union recently worked in partnership with Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) and the City of East Lansing to plant 55 trees in Harrison Meadows Park, located in East Lansing, Michigan. MSUFCU donated $2,000 to MADA for this project, and MSUFCU employees volunteered their time to plant trees. Over the past several years, MSUFCU and MADA have planted 535 trees in East Lansing, primarily replacing trees lost due to the effects of emerald ash borer beetles.


Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “At MSUFCU, we take pride in giving back to our local community and were happy to contribute toward the planting of new trees in Mid-Michigan. Our continued partnership with MADA is one way MSUFCU strives to be an environmentally responsible organization.”


MSUFCU’s other environmentally-focused initiatives include Go Green Challenge promotions to encourage members to switch from paper to electronic statements, its achievement of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification with the construction of its headquarters, and an ongoing emphasis on paper and waste reduction and recycling.


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.


The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance promotes and facilitates Arbor Day through a progressive network for the stewardship of forestry and natural resources in Michigan’s communities. Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to communities throughout Michigan.