Teachers receive $43,000 in classroom cash awards from Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (October 28, 2014) — Thanks to more than $40,000 in special grants from Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU), teachers across Metro Detroit will be now be able to implement innovative projects and learning experiences in their classrooms.

The credit union’s annual Classroom Cash Grant program awards up to $750 to educators seeking extra funding for their learning plans. In honor of MSGCU’s upcoming 60th anniversary, 60 projects were awarded grants of up to $750 each.

“MSGCU serves educators, and we strongly believe in the power of education.  We are continually amazed by how much energy, creativity and passion teachers bring to their students,” said President and CEO Peter Gates.

“With cuts in classroom funding, it becomes difficult for teachers to provide out-of-the-box learning experiences for students. That’s why it is our honor to assist these devoted teachers in reaching their educational goals.  We enjoy reading their stories and are thrilled to help them enrich their students’ lives.”

More than 124,000 votes were received from supporters– including students, parents, colleagues, friends and family, who were able to cast votes online during a 15-day voting period (Oct. 7-21) for the proposals.

MSGCU’s Classroom Cash Grant Program was open to all teachers in the eight-county region served by MSGCU: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.  Educators in public, private, parochial and charter schools were eligible

For more information about the Classroom Cash Grant program and the winning grant recipients, visit

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union:
Named one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2014 and 2013, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members for almost 60 years. With 11 offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland counties, MSGCU has more than 95,000 members, $1.5 billion in assets and 270 employees. For more than 20 years, the Credit Union has earned five stars, the highest possible rating, as reported by BauerFinancial. In addition, MSGCU has earned high member satisfaction ratings, scoring 97% or higher for more than 10 years.

Founded by a small group of teachers, principals, and other school employees in 1954, MSGCU offers a full range of loan, savings and checking products and financial services for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit or call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U.

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