MSUFCU to Pass it Forward by Hosting ePIFanyNow™ Party
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2014
Contact: Sarah Bohan Vice President of Corporate Relations
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) to Pass it Forward by Hosting ePIFanyNow™ Party
EAST LANSING, MI — MSUFCU is pleased to invite the community to an ePIFanyNow™ party on May 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The “PIF” in ePIFanyNow™ stands for “pass it forward” and for the second year, participants are invited to join us in passing it forward by performing random acts of kindness in the local community.
ePIFanyNow™ originated in 2009, when its founder, Bob Hoffman, got cut off by a driver. He decided to turn his experience into something positive by helping others. ePIFanyNow™’s mission is to “create a revolution of positive, transformational experiences through exponential acts of kindness.” The program, which has no religious or political affiliation, serves as a means to inspire people to spread kindness in their day-to-day lives.
MSUFCU hosted its first ePIFanyNow™ party in 2013. Credit Union employees and community members went out in teams and spent a day giving out gift cards, paying for other people’s groceries, raking yards, painting homes, and much more.
This year, MSUFCU plans to continue on with this spirit of giving by hosting another ePIFanyNow™ party. The community is invited to join by spreading kindness in their own unique ways. There will be some ideas provided, however, individuals are encouraged to come up with acts of kindness of their own, both big and small. After, teams will be invited back to enjoy complimentary refreshments and will have the unique opportunity to share their stories with others.
”Giving back to the community is a top priority at MSUFCU, and ePIFanyNow™ is a great way for the Credit Union to spread kindness on a large scale,” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is truly inspiring to see our employees and members come together to make a difference in the lives of others in our community.”
MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal - and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has thirteen branches, over 183,000 members, more than $2.6 billion in assets, and over 600 employees.