Genisys Credit Union with record breaking donation to OLHSA

AUBURN HILLS, MI (April 5, 2017) — Surpassing expectations, Genisys Credit Union raised $37,748.29 for the 2017 OLHSA Walk for Warmth. The donation is the largest in company history. The walk, which took place at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, generates funds for the Emergency Utility Assistance program; an effort assisting Oakland and Livingston county households facing utility shut-off notices.

“Genisys takes great pride in helping our friends and neighbors in need,” said Genisys Credit Union President and CEO Jackie Buchanan. “No home should have to face the danger of living without gas or electricity during the unforgiving Michigan winters.”

Genisys has sponsored the OHLSA Walk for Warmth for over twenty years, contributing nearly $330,000 towards the walk in the last decade alone. The partnership is part of Genisys’s Credit Union’s Making a Difference campaign, which raised over $125,000 for local charities last year.

The OLHSA Walk for Warmth is a non-competitive walk held annually since 1990. The walk has risen over $1.5 million dollars since its inception. Last year’s donations helped over 2000 individuals avoid shutoff emergencies; over 40% of those recipients were children. Readers looking to help OLHSA reach their goal can visit to donate.

“OLHSA is so thankful for the support that Genisys Credit Union pours into the Walk for Warmth each year,” said Susan Harding, OLHSA CEO. “Their dedication to Oakland and Livingston County community members is inspiring and through our partnership we are able to keep neighbors and friends safe and warm in their homes.”

Back Row (Left to Right): Lori Keyworth, Staci Williams, Nick Gies, Jenniese Larson, Heather McVety. Front Row (Left to Right): Andria George, Susan Harding, Jackie Buchanan

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 255,000 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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