MSUFCU establishes a foundation: Desk Drawer Fund

Foundation identifies five philanthropic areas to further credit union’s community commitment

EAST LANSING, MI (April 2, 2019) — Since opening its doors in 1937, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) has made giving back to the community a priority. Today, it announces that it is taking that commitment to a new level.

MSUFCU is pleased to introduce the Desk Drawer Fund, a foundation supporting the MSUFCU and Oakland University Credit Union (OU Credit Union) communities. OU Credit Union is a trade name of MSUFCU.

“The Desk Drawer Fund was established to further our dedication to our local communities,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, Desk Drawer Fund Executive Director. “MSUFCU has always embodied a culture of philanthropy, and we will continue to lead the way in encouraging investment in our community. We are excited to empower those in our community to achieve their goals and dreams.”

The Desk Drawer Fund will provide support for numerous initiatives across the sectors of five identified pillars to support organizations within the communities where the Credit Union operates. The aim is to fund as many local organizations as possible to impact the maximum number of community members. The five philanthropic pillars are:Arts & Culture; Stable Housing; Empowering Youth; Financial Education; and Fostering Entrepreneurialism.

“Establishing the Desk Drawer Fund helps expand our philanthropic impact in areas vital to vibrant communities,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO. “With the support of our MSUFCU and OU Credit Union communities, we will continue fulfilling our core value of giving back where our employees and members live and work.”

Everyone is invited to contribute to the Desk Drawer Fund by or by stopping by any MSUFCU or OU Credit Union branch. By empowering members, employees, businesses, and residents to invest in their local communities, the Desk Drawer Fund aims to improve communities and make a positive difference.

About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)

Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the fifth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 11 consecutive years, a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for six consecutive years, and was named one of the top five Michigan credit unions in Forbes’ Best-in-State Credit Unions 2021 list. MSUFCU was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine two consecutive years and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for nine consecutive years. MSUFCU has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Mich., has 22 branches, nearly 325,000 members, more than $6.7 billion in assets, and nearly 1,000 employees. For more information, visit


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