“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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MSUFCU Hosts Lansing SAVE Night

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Published: Dec 2, 2019

MSUFCU Hosts Lansing SAVE Night for Families with Children in the Lansing School District

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) was pleased to sponsor Lansing SAVE night on November 26, 2019, to introduce families with children in the Lansing School District to the program. The Lansing Student Accounts Valuing Education (SAVE) program is a school-based initiative free for students in the district. The program provides each kindergartener in the district with an MSUFCU savings account to be used for post-high school education as well as financial education in classrooms through high school offered by Credit Union employees.


“The goal of Lansing SAVE is to encourage families and students to engage in their Lansing schools, improve academic performance, and increase enrollment in post-secondary education and training,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU Chief Community Development Officer. “The MSUFCU savings accounts opened for each kindergartener gives the students and their families opportunities to save for their future education. We want to support youth in our community, and this program enables us to do this by providing age-appropriate financial education as they progress through their school careers.”


Lansing SAVE and MSUFCU’s Desk Drawer Fund have also partnered with Kroger, who’s Kroger Rewards cardholders can now elect to have 1% of their quarterly grocery spending designated to the Desk Drawer Fund who will then divide these rewards equally among Lansing SAVE accounts. If you have a Kroger rewards card, you can help by creating or signing into your Kroger.com account, clicking on “Community Rewards,” searching for RN620, and clicking on “enroll now.”


The City of Lansing has partnered with the Lansing School District and MSUFCU since 2013 to provide the Lansing SAVE program. Parents, guardians, and students can contribute to the MSUFCU savings accounts throughout elementary, middle, and high school at any Credit Union branch. After high school graduation, students use their Lansing SAVE accounts for any post-secondary education, such as college or skilled trades training.


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 seven 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 is headquartered in East Lansing, has 19 branches, more than 286,000 members, $4.6 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.