“MSU, and our department, could not implement a program like this without generous community partners and collaborators. MSUFCU provides not only an expert role around credit and lending, but also is a valuable sponsor so that we make the event fun and enjoyable for all.”— Erica Tobe, MSU Assistant Professor
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Published: Aug 25, 2017

MSUFCU Helps to Make the Community Greener Planting Trees with Michigan Arbor Day Alliance

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) recently partnered with the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) and the City of East Lansing to plant 10 new trees at the East Lansing Aquatic Center and Softball Complex. The Credit Union donated $2,000 to help support MADA’s efforts in maintaining an environmentally friendly community.

 

During the event, eight MSUFCU employee volunteers planted Red Oak and Tulip Poplar trees, enhancing the community so that individuals are proud to live and work there. The new trees will help provide shade for East Lansing Aquatic Center and Softball Complex visitors.

 

The Credit Union has had an ongoing partnership with MADA, a coalition of organizations dedicated to celebrating Arbor Day and the important role trees play in community health and wellbeing, since 2013. Together, MSUFCU and MADA help provide local students with the opportunity to learn about the importance of forestry and natural resources. Over the course of the partnership more than 500 trees have been planted in the Greater Lansing area.

 

“We are pleased to support the efforts of the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance for the fourth consecutive year,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO.  “By planting trees to support the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, we are helping create a more vibrant community.”

 

MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. In 2016, the Credit Union was named the #1 Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press and one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads as well as ranked fifth in the nation for its financial education program by the National Youth Involvement Board. MSUFCU also was named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest companies to Work For, receiving the Michigan Business Professional Association’s top Elite Overall – Best of the Best award. This year, MSUFCU was named Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937 by MSU faculty and staff, MSUFCU has 17 branches, over 238,000 members, and nearly 800 employees.

 

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