MSUFCU Receives the 2018 Editor's Choice Award for Community Involvement from CardRates
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) has earned the Editor's Choice™ Award for community involvement from CardRates.com, which informs and educates consumers about credit cards and encourages better credit decisions. This award recognizes the Credit Union for building a workplace culture where employee-approved corporate philanthropy, financial education, and volunteerism go hand-in-hand with providing superior member service.
“Giving back to our communities is one of MSUFCU's core values,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU's Chief Marketing Officer. “We invest in our communities in a variety of ways. We support organizations that create a greener Michigan, provide therapy for child victims of abuse, build homes for those in need, support families with life-threatening illnesses, and so much more. Our support helps strengthen communities, educate and encourage underserved populations, and empower others to make a positive difference.”
In 2017, MSUFCU donated more than $2.2 million and 1,200 employee volunteer hours to more than 500 organizations. Employees also raised more than $170,000 for MSUFCU's charity partners and expect to donate even more in 2018.
To better coordinate its charitable contributions, the Credit Union recently initiated a CU Involved program. Each year, MSUFCU employees increase the number of no-cost financial education sessions for community members of all ages. These sessions focus on helping people make better informed decisions about their economic well-being. An article about MSUFCU receiving the Editor's Choice Award for community involvement award can be found here.
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. For the sixth year in a row, MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press. This year, it was again recognized as one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Michigan Best and Brightest in Wellness award winner, and is certified as a Great Place to Work®. In 2017, MSUFCU was recognized as a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, and an Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. The credit union has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first in Michigan and second in the nation for the 2017 Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award by the Credit Union National Association. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has 18 branches, more than 267,000 members, $4.2 billion in assets, and nearly 900 employees.