Flint Community Schools Teacher is Recipient of MIDream Grant
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), in partnership with the Michigan Education Association (MEA), is pleased to announce that Leah Montroy has been awarded a $500 MIDream Grant.
Leah, of Flint Community Schools, received $250 for classroom materials and $250 to be donated to a charity of her choice. Her charity donation will go to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Backpack Program, which provides children in need with backpacks of nutritious foods they can take home on the weekends when school meals are not available.
“With the grant money for my classroom I plan to purchase a large rug for the students in my fourth grade class,” said Leah. “We currently don’t have a comfortable area to gather for lessons, mindfulness, or to just sit and read. My students deserve this and it will make our room an awesome learning environment.”
“MEA Financial Services (FS) is proud of our second MIDream Grant recipient and our continued partnership with MSUFCU,” said Bruce M. Reaume, MEA FS Executive Director. “We are excited for Leah and our commitment to help members support and educate children throughout Michigan.”
“This grant offers us an opportunity to show our appreciation for the work MEA members do for children throughout Michigan,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the MEA and supporting its members through the MIDream Grant.”
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union received a 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial in 2020, and was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for seven consecutive years, a Top 100 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune for the third year, and is in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions. MSUFCU was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For five years in a row. The Credit Union earned the ranking of one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years. MSUFCU 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, MI, has 19 branches, nearly 300,000 members, more than $4.8 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.