“There was an awesome feeling of community since everyone there donated their time for a great causeâ”making sure every family in Ortonville would have food for Thanksgiving. During my regular working hours in the Ortonville office, I have processed deposits for individuals who organize the OCEF food drive program. They told me they were able to help about 140 families from that event. We look forward to doing it again next year!”— Kelly, Credit Union employee
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Published: Dec 6, 2017

MSUFCU Pays It Forward in the Community Employees Spread Kindness to Celebrate 80 Years of Superior Service

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) employees performed random acts of kindness to pay it forward in the community the week of November 12-17, 2017. A total of 93 employees reached 210 hours of community service to celebrate the Credit Union’s 80th anniversary on November 15.

 

Since 2012, MSUFCU has held an annual Pay It Forward week to celebrate the Credit Union’s continued growth and thank loyal members and the community. This year marks a significant milestone as the Credit Union reached 80 years of serving those in the community to build more secure financial futures and achieve dreams. MSUFCU’s success and growth is the result of unyielding support from members and community members, and Pay It Forward week is one way to show gratitude, spread kindness, and build a stronger community.

 

Employees set out in the Greater Lansing and Oakland County areas, visiting local establishments to give out free gift cards, purchase food and beverages for restaurant and coffee shop patrons, and deliver supplies to Footprints of Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Some organizations and businesses benefiting from Pay it Forward this year include The Firecracker Foundation, Capital Area Humane Society, March of Dimes, Many Hands, Union Food Court, and more.

 

“The growth and success that we have experienced started and continues with our community and its support,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO. “We began 80 years ago with a mission to help our members achieve financial success. I am proud that we have remained true to our mission and of how our employees reflect our mission in their daily interactions with members.”

 

MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. This year, the Credit Union was named the #5 Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press, one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, and Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. MSUFCU has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking in second place for the National Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award in 2017 by the Credit Union National Association and fifth in nation for youth financial education in 2016 by the National Youth Involvement Board. Founded in 1937 by MSU faculty and staff, MSUFCU has 18 branches, nearly 250,000 members, more than $3.7 billion in assets, and over 800 employees.

 

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