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Published: Jun 6, 2017

MSU Federal Credit Union Donates $10K to CharlotteRising City chosen as Select Level community in Michigan Main Street Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union committed $10,000 in support of the CharlotteRising program. CharlotteRising allows the community to focus on strategies to revitalize the downtown area as well as attract new residents, business investments, economic growth, and job creation. 

Part of the Michigan Main Street Program, CharlotteRising’s vision is to establish a formal and enduring collaborative force that catalyzes economic growth by revitalizing downtown, attracting development, leveraging public resources, facilitating Project Rising Tide, enabling affordable modern housing, connecting community assets, encouraging placemaking, and advancing the Michigan Main Street Program. The Michigan Main Street Center’s Select Level program is a five-year program designed to provide communities with intensive technical assistance and best practices to help build and revitalize downtown areas.


“The foundation of any organization is a strong supporter base,” said Joe E. Pray, President of CharlotteRising. “We are humbled to have such proud and vocal advocates for our community and our organization. It is the support of community members and businesses, like MSUFCU, that will help build upon our organization’s momentum and serve as the catalyst to Charlotte reaching its full potential.”


“We’re proud to support CharlotteRising and its initiatives, as it creates a better community and benefits our members and employees who live and work in Charlotte.,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO. “By supporting this program, we are living our core value of giving back to the community. We look forward to seeing this program develop further and the opportunities it will bring to the Charlotte community.”


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, and their families worldwide, in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by MSU professors, MSUFCU has 17 branches, over 235,000 members, more than $3.56 billion in assets, and over 750 employees. In 2016, MSUFCU was recognized as the #1 Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press, as well as one of Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads. Also in 2016, MSUFCU was selected as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, receiving the Michigan Business Professional Association’s top honor of Elite Overall – Best of the Best award. MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence, and was recognized in 2016 as fifth in the nation for its financial education program by the National Youth Involvement Board. In 2017, the Credit Union was named as Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League.