MSUFCU’s Desk Drawer Fund celebrates first anniversary and more than $170,800 in donations

EAST LANSING, MI (May 12, 2020) — MSU Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic foundation, Desk Drawer Fund, marked its first anniversary, with $114,124 donated to 43 organizations in 2019 and $56,700 to 10 organizations so far this year. This totals $170,824 donated to 53 organizations since the foundation’s inception a year ago.

“We recognize that local organizations need our help now more than ever. Because of this, we are redirecting funds to several organizations on the front lines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU’s Chief Community Development Officer/Executive Director of the Desk Drawer Fund. “We recognize that now, possibly more than ever, it’s important that we contribute to a universal wellbeing and invest in our local communities.”

The Desk Drawer Fund, founded in April 2019, provides support for numerous initiatives across five pillars to support organizations within the communities the Credit Union serves: Arts & Culture; Stable Housing; Empowering Youth; Financial Education, and Fostering Entrepreneurialism. The foundation’s goal is to fund as many local organizations as possible to support the maximum number of community members.

To contribute to the Desk Drawer Fund and learn more about its impact, visit By empowering members, employees, businesses, and residents to invest in their local communities, the Desk Drawer Fund will continue 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 sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. The Credit Union operates an award-winning, wholly owned credit union service organization, Reseda Group, along with digital financial platforms AlumniFi and Collegiate, trade name Oakland University Credit Union, and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; and has 24 branches; over 350,000 members; $7.61 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit


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