MSUFCU selects local organization as 2016 charity partner

Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center to benefit from fundraising

EAST LANSING, MI (February 4, 2016) — MSUFCU is pleased to announce that its employees have selected Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center (Small Talk) as their 2016 charity partner. As the charity partner, Small Talk will benefit from MSUFCU employee fundraising and volunteer involvement.

Small Talk is a place where children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse are interviewed and offered therapy at no cost. The mission of Small Talk is to provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. Small Talk, accredited with the National Children’s Alliance, is leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.

“Small Talk is extremely thankful for the opportunity to partner with the employees of MSUFCU in the fight against child abuse in our community. We stand together in support of these brave children as they speak the truth, receive justice, and begin to heal,” said Annie Harrison, Board President of Small Talk.

“We are inspired by Small Talk’s mission and success, and we are proud to work alongside their organization this year in helping children’s voices be heard,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Small Talk is one of my heroes because the organization works every day to bring positive outcomes for children during their most difficult time.”

MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal — and business-related — financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU has 15 branches, over 208,000 members, more than $3 billion in assets, and over 650 employees. In 2015, MSUFCU was named as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources, and was listed as the fifth top employer in the large-employer category in the 2015 Top Workplaces list by the Detroit Free Press.

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


Susie Dougherty

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