The Desk Drawer Fund
welcomed organizational partners, patrons, and local community members for its annual celebration last month on Monday, November 13
. Desk Drawer Fund Manager Samantha Willett shared with attendees, "For over four years, the Desk Drawer Fund has been dedicated to empowering communities, making a lasting impact, and illuminating pathways to a brighter future for those we proudly serve."
As part of their charitable efforts, through its pillars Empowering Youth and Financial Education, Desk Drawer Fund donated $55,000 to Lansing SAVE. A partnership between MSUFCU, Lansing School District, City of Lansing, and Lansing Promise, the post-secondary education savings program to provides K-9 students financial education.
The night included a raffle, a MSU jazz duo, a photo booth, and community partner stations, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum and Impression 5 Science Center. There were remarks from MSUFCU CEO April Clobes, Board Chair of Desk Drawer Fund Dr. Ernest Betts, and Lansing Promise Director Justin Sheehan.