MSUFCU Employees Donate More Than $92,000 to Charity
EAST LANSING, Mich. — In the first half of 2018, as part of a yearlong charitable giving campaign, employees of MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) raised $92,908 to donate to four charities: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Kid's Food Basket, Lighthouse of Oakland County, and Capital Area United Way.
Every year, employees select three charities along with United Way to support through their charitable giving efforts and raise funds through special events and activities, including: dress down days, movie theatre ticket purchases, bake sales, and more. Money raised each quarter is divided evenly between the four charities and then presented to these charities.
“Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU's President/CEO. “The work our employees do to raise funds, volunteer at, and support these organizations is one way we fulfill our core value of giving back to the community. I am continually impressed by the compassion and devotion our employees show through our annual charitable giving campaigns.”
CASA provides highly trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who are under court jurisdiction due to abuse and neglect, serving Barry, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. Kid's Food Basket creates Sack Suppers for children in West Michigan living at or under the poverty line, providing well-rounded and nutritious evening meals. Lighthouse of Oakland County provides short-term emergency assistance and other support and services to help families become economically self-sufficient. Capital Area United Way supports tri-county programs and services that address complex health and human service problems.
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. Last year, it was also recognized as 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 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, over 259,000 members, more than $4 billion in assets, and nearly 900 employees.
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