Maine State Credit Union donates $100,000 to help send Mainers to college
AUGUSTA, ME (March 30, 2022) — The Board of Directors at Maine State Credit Union recently voted to donate $100,000 to the Normand R. Dubreuil scholarship fund at the Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy. Since its inception, Maine State Credit Union has funded the endowment with over $230,000 and helped more than 135 Mainers work towards their associate and bachelor’s degrees.
“Normand would be excited to know that Maine State Credit Union has helped so many Mainers have the opportunity to go to college,” said Tucker Cole, CEO, and President of Maine State Credit Union. “He was always one to give back to the community and others; what a great way to honor him.”
Maine State Credit Union created the Normand R. Dubreuil Scholarship Fund in 2020 at the Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy. Its purpose is to provide Mainers with the ability to pursue higher education. The schools award the scholarships to Maine residents each year. Recipients of the scholarships are studying a variety of majors such as criminal justice, nursing, plumbing and heating, automotive technology, engineering, and more.
Normand R. Dubreuil was President and CEO of Maine State Credit Union for over 30 years. During his tenure, he built a learning organization and gave his employees access to internal training and external learning opportunities through a tuition assistance program. Many of the people in leadership roles today started at Maine State Credit Union right out of high school and were able to attend college and graduate school through the generosity of the organization.
Normand Dubreuil’s belief in the power of education was one legacy that the Board of Directors wanted to share with the people of Maine through the Normand R. Dubreuil Scholarship Fund.
“Maine State Credit Union has a reputation of helping Mainers,” said George Lapointe, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Maine State Credit Union.” Normand was always helping people. The board wanted to honor Norm and stay true to the credit union mission; this scholarship endowment fund checked all the boxes.”
Dubreuil’s legacy continues to thrive internally as the Maine State Credit Union culture evolves and grows as a learning organization. In 2021, employees received over 2,000 hours of internal training.
About Maine State Credit Union
Maine State Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Maine, with over $582 million in assets. Located in Augusta, Maine, it employs over 100 Mainers and has been on the Best Places to Work in Maine list for the past nine years. It was founded in 1935 under the stairs in the Maine State House as a place for the state employees to bank; now, it has over 33,000 members and serves the residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties. Learn more at MaineStateCU.org.