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Employees at MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) raised $44,627 for local charitable organizations during the first three months of 2020, in keeping with the Credit Union’s mission of giving back to the community.

Each year, Credit Union employees select four local charities to support through a yearlong fundraising initiative. This year’s charities in Greater Lansing are Capital Area United Way (CAUW) and Helping Women Period. Each organization received $11,156.

“Now more than ever, these organizations need our support,” said Silvia Dimma, MSUFCU Chief Human Resources Officer. “Many nonprofits are struggling to meet clients’ needs all while having to cancel crucial fundraising events. We are proud of our employees for providing continued assistance to our charity partners as we are all in this together.”

“We are all in this together. We are all affected by the COVID-19 crisis and its many challenges,” said Nick Lynch, CAUW Vice President of Fund Development. “Through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism, the MSUFCU family has continually supported the work of Capital Area United Way and dozens of other nonprofit and community organizations. That support has strengthened our programs over the years so that we can be strong for our community today. To the employees and leadership of MSUFCU: Thank you. You are making a difference. Keep it up.”

“With MSUFCU’s generous donation, we will be able to cover 318 people’s menstrual needs for an entire year,” said Lysne Tait, Helping Women Period Executive Director. “Thank you so much — it was quite a welcome surprise during this time of upheaval.”


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