From finance to foliage: Genisys Credit Union teams up for park & river cleanups

AUBURN HILLS, MI (October 10, 2023) — The team at Genisys Credit Union put on their work gloves and waders and volunteered to clean-up waterways and parks across 12 communities. Aiming to improve the health and natural beauty of their shared community spaces, the team enjoyed giving back; showcasing the credit union difference of being “CU Kind.”

CU Kind is a movement with the Michigan Credit Union League to showcase the credit union difference by giving back to our members, communities, and beyond through harnessing the collective power of kindness to create a positive change.

“By taking care of our community spaces, we are ensuring the safe keeping of our local ecosystems so that future generations can enjoy the shared beauty of nature as we do today,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO of Genisys Credit Union.

Over 145 Genisys employees, family and friends banded together to clean-up trash and debris at various park locations across their communities in Michigan and Minnesota. The credit union extends a thank you  to their community partners who helped coordinate the clean up efforts: Clinton River Watershed Council, City of Pontiac, City of Utica, Waterford Township, and Orion Township; City of Clio, Van Buren Township, City of Vassar, City of Fenton, City of Grand Blanc, City of Marysville, and City of Lakeville, MN.

The effort resulted in removing about 500 pounds of debris, trash, and more from the parks and waterways. Highlights include: weeding, clearing branches, and removing overgrown shrubs at the skatepark in Oakland Park in Pontiac; using waders to remove glass from the Clinton River at Heritage Park in Utica; and cleaning up downed tree limbs, weeding, and bagging leaves at Hillside Cemetery in Belleville.

Several of the parks were cleaned in partnership with the Clinton River Watershed Council as part of their “Clinton Clean-Up.” This annual initiative aims to improve the health of the watershed through trash cleanups that promote preservation.

About Genisys Credit Union

Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 271,000 members and 33 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness along with receiving recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as a nationwide Top 10 Performing Credit Union. They are also proud to be committed to their communities by annually volunteering over 4,400 hours and partnering on over 1,000 community events. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit


Theresa Doan
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Phone: 248.835.8674

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