Fremont High School students learn financial skills with Gerber FCU and state representative VanSingel

FREMONT, MI (May 15, 2017) — As part of Gerber Federal Credit Union’s Annual Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge Newaygo High School students in Judy Bender’s class met with Representative Scott VanSingel and Gerber Federal Credit Union President/CEO John Buckley in April.

This collaborative event is held each year, and brings together lawmakers, students, and financial professionals. It is a unique partnership which builds relationships between Michigan legislators and their constituents while providing students lifelong financial skills.  Buckley and Representative VanSingel discussed the importance of financial literacy.

“I enjoy discussing with our students the issues surrounding financial decision-making, economics, advocacy and public policy.  Our legislators also enjoy getting in front of the next generation of voters to inform them of the legislative process.  We are happy to continue to support these programs,” said Buckley.

Gerber Federal Credit Union has two offices located in Fremont, MI and one in Newaygo, MI.  We provide financial services to more than 13,200 members with nearly $136 million in assets.  Membership at the credit union is closer than ever, visit and join today!  Connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

VanSingel addresses class

John Buckley, Judy Bender, Scott VanSingel

VanSingel addresses class

VanSingel and Buckley address class

About Gerber Federal Credit Union

Gerber Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution headquartered in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber FCU provides financial services to residents and employees of Newaygo County and surrounding townships with two branches located in Fremont, MI and one in Newaygo, MI. Visit for more information.


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