2018 MCUF Awards: Education and Volunteering
Each year, the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) recognizes leadership in financial education and community outreach through two awards: the Award for Excellence in Consumer Education and Credit Union Community Volunteer Award.
The following are the winners of the 2018 MCUF Awards:
Award for Excellence in Consumer Education: Michigan State University FCU
MSUFCU believes personal success is intertwined with financial security, that if you achieve financial stability, you are better equipped to achieve your dreams. That’s why their financial education advocacy efforts can be found not only between so many credit union interactions — between employees, members and communities — but also many of their products and services.
Last year, their financial education department helped educate more than 13,715 individuals through presentations and trainings that targeted budgeting, identity theft awareness, credit reports, credit cards, fraud and other specialized topics. The presentations and conversations MSUFCU employees have with members around the calendar are also supplemented with products, such as their Financial 4.0 website and app, which offers users financial education articles, weekly tips, calculators, a budget tracker and quizzes. The credit union exemplifies financial education advocacy in all conversations, business objectives and involvement initiatives.
Credit Union Community Volunteer Award: William (Bill) Brewer, CASE CU
William Brewer, as a board member and chairperson of the CASE Credit Union Board of Directors, has used what he has learned over the years to become a consummate leader and board visionary. Not only does he work tirelessly for CASE, he devotes his time to other organizations within Lansing’s community. Among others, Brewer has worked with the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission, served on the Workforce Development Board for the Capital Area Michigan Works and served in a leadership capacity for the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Through CASE, Chairperson Brewer has come to understand the importance of putting people first and striving to support other credit unions and the industry as a whole. Over the years, he has been an advocate for the credit union movement by supporting various state and national grassroots efforts and providing financial support with contributions to Political Action Committees (PAC) that champion our cause.
This year’s winners will be formally awarded at the Honor Awards Breakfast during MCUL/CUSG’s 2018 Annual Convention & Exposition in Traverse City, June 6–9.Go to main navigation