Bay City Teacher is First Recipient of MIDream Grant
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce that Amanda Young of Bay Arenac Intermediate School District in Bay City has been named the winner of the first MIDeam Grant. The grant was presented in partnership with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and MSUFCU to support MEA members, and includes $250 given to the recipient for use in his or her classroom or school project, and another $250 donated to a charity of his or her choice.
“We are starting a lending library for our special education preschool classrooms to improve early literacy skills,” said Amanda. “This money will help us purchase books.”
For her charity, Amanda selected Area 9 Special Olympics.
“MEA Financial Services (FS) is pleased to have partnered with MSUFCU to offer the MIDream grant,” said Bruce M. Reaume, MEA FS Executive Director. “As MSUFCU and MEA FS share similar visions of quality member benefits and a commitment to education, it is exciting to see this partnership result in such a worthy outcome.”
“MEA members play a key role in serving the youth of our communities, and this grant offered an opportunity for us to show our appreciation for their hard work,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The grant also provides funds for a community organization the grant recipient champions. We look forward to continuing our partnership with MEA and supporting its members through the MIDeam Grant.”
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named in the top 100 best workplaces for women by Fortune for the third year, in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions, Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and for the fifth year, was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For. MSUFCU was named one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year, has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years, and was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for six consecutive years. The Credit Union has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has 19 branches, more than 284,000 members, $4.5 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees.