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MSUFCU Donates $46,000 to Organizations Supporting Community Members

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Published: May 7, 2020

MSUFCU Donates $46,000 to Organizations Supporting Community Members

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — To provide additional help to community members during this challenging time, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) has donated $46,000 to several organizations throughout the communities we serve.


The Credit Union and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund, helped support five organizations on the front lines of helping community members in need. These include:

  • Haven House - $2,500
  • Holy Cross Services - $2,500
  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities - $2,500
  • Tri County Office on Aging (TCOA) - $5,000
  • YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen Bus - $2,500


In addition, MSUFCU donated $30,000 to Sparrow Hospital, with $10,000 to the Sparrow’s Care for the Caregivers fund, which supports caregivers who have been exposed to COVID-19 and who have lost income, and $20,000 to the Challenge Response Fund, which helps shore up the current strain on Sparrow’s resources in caring for our community.


The Desk Drawer Fund also donated $1,000 donation to the Baldwin Public Library Trust, benefitting a local group’s goal of manufacturing 30,000 face shields in 30 days. Through the Baldwin Public Library, a group of dedicated volunteers are using the library’s 3D printers to create plastic headbands and face shields. The face shields will be distributed across Michigan, with a particular focus in Oakland County due to the number of cases.


“We recognize that local organizations need our help now more than ever. Because of this, we are redirecting funds to several organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU’s Chief Community Development Officer/Executive Director of the Desk Drawer Fund. “During these unprecedented times, we continue our commitment to our mission, contributing to a universal wellbeing and investing in our local communities.”


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for eight consecutive years, received a 5 star rating from Bauer Financial in 2020, was named 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 two consecutive years, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For the eighth year in a row. The Credit Union earned the ranking of one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the eighth 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.