MCUF Donors Make a Difference 

The Michigan CU Foundation would like to thank and recognize the donors that helped make a difference in the Michigan credit union community this year.

MCUF donors for 2012 included 73 credit unions, 10 chapters, 10 credit union business partners and MCUL & Affiliates. Together, these donors helped the foundation provide nearly $90,000 in support to Michigan credit unions this year in the form of scholarships for employee educational development and grants for community outreach projects. 

Michigan residents trust in credit unions as a premier source of quality financial services and look to them as an important partner in community-building outreach. MCUF’s grants and scholarships help credit unions ensure and sustain those key attributes for the benefit of all credit unions in the state. MCUF assisted 100 credit unions and 249 credit union employees with grants and scholarships in 2012.

Thank you to the many donors who pitched in to support the Michigan credit union community through the MCUF. The 2012 donor list shows widespread support among credit unions of all asset sizes as well as from chapters and credit union business partners. 

MCUF would especially like to thank the following supporters who donated at the Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels with contributions of $1,000 or more: Alpena Alcona Area CU, American 1 CU, Blue Ox Chapter, Capitol Area Chapter, Central Macomb Community CU,CO-OP Financial Services, Detroit Metropolitan CU, First General CU, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., Grand Rapids Family CU, Metro East Chapter, Michigan First CU, Michigan Schools & Government CU, Michigan State University FCU, Moon Chapter, Mortgage Center, Northland Area FCU, Service 1 FCU, Settlers FCU, United Educational CU, Upper Peninsula Chapter and Wildfire CU.

The addition of the following 10 credit union business partners as new donors this year is appreciated and shows their dedication to helping the Michigan credit union community: Co-Op Financial Services; Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C.; Laura Huggler, Ph.D. and Associates; Integrated Lending Technologies; Member First Mortgage; Michael Bell; Mortgage Center; Neighborhood Mortgage Solutions; Sage Direct Inc. and Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co.

The MCUF is looking forward to expanded support and outreach in 2013. Credit unions are encouraged to engage with the foundation by making an annual donation, by utilizing MCUF scholarships and grants, and by nominating a deserving staff or board member for the MCUF Credit Union Community Volunteer Award.

To make supporting the MCUF easier, a new option will allow 2013 donations to be made along with the MCUL & Affiliates membership dues. Information about supporting the foundation and about current grants, scholarships and awards can be found on the MCUF website.

Submissions to Monitor may be emailed. Bryan Laviolette is the editor of Monitor. Contact him by email or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 233. The newsletter of the Michigan Credit Union League is published Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday. There is no Monitor the week after Christmas and the week after the Annual Convention and Exposition. The MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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