Members First Credit Union awarded community enrichment grant to Foster Financial Education
MIDLAND, MI (September 20, 2023) — Members First Credit Union is proud to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Enrichment Grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF). This $4,000 grant will allow the credit union to further enhance its commitment to financial education and community enrichment.
The grant will be utilized to expand the existing Little Free Libraries initiative with an emphasis on financial education. Through this project, Members First Credit Union aims to provide individuals with access to valuable resources that empower them to make informed financial decisions, ultimately contributing to their personal and financial growth. Thanks to the grant, Members First will have 12 new financial education book titles and will be distributing five copies to each Little Free Library each month, totaling 660 financial education books. This ensures that these valuable resources are easily accessible to our community members.
“Receiving this Community Enrichment Grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation is truly an honor for Members First Credit Union,” said Bethany Dutcher, Vice President of Marketing at Members First Credit Union. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to enhance our Little Free Libraries with financial education books. Our commitment to the communities we serve goes beyond providing financial services; it extends to empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed financial decisions.”
By placing carefully curated financial education books within the Little Free Libraries, Members First Credit Union is taking a significant step toward promoting education in the communities they serve. This initiative aligns perfectly with the credit union’s core values and mission to make a lasting positive impact in the communities it serves.
“Our commitment to the communities we serve goes beyond providing financial services; it extends to empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed financial decisions,” said Dutcher. “By placing these books in our Little Free Libraries, we aim to foster a culture of financial literacy and ensure everyone has access to valuable resources for their personal and financial growth. We are grateful to the Michigan Credit Union Foundation for their support in helping us make a positive impact in our communities.”
For more information about Members First Credit Union and its ongoing initiatives, please visit www.mfcu.net/MFCUBlog. To learn more about MCUF and its community Enrichment Grants visit https://www.mcul.org/about-our-foundation/community-enrichment-grants. Members First will be posting information about the Little Free Library monthly book picks on its Facebook page.
About Members First Credit Union
At Members First Credit Union, we remain dedicated to supporting the communities we've grown up in for over 86 years. We promise to be trustworthy, caring, and enthusiastic to help you succeed. Our over 64,000 members count on us to serve them and their communities; our 250+ employees share that passion for service. Learn more at mfcu.net.