Second Annual MCU Foundation Golf Outing

Second Annual Marine Credit Union Foundation Golf Outing Raises More Than $60,000

Funds Will Support Charitable Causes and Advance Financial Literacy in Our Communities

LA CROSSE, Wis., Aug. 5, 2016 — The second annual Marine Credit Union (MCU) Foundation Golf Outing raised more than $60,000 for charitable causes and financial literacy initiatives in our community. More than 140 golfers participated at the Golf Course at Cedar Creek Country Club in Onalaska, Wis. The event was supported by almost 30 company sponsorships, including major event sponsors MOKA, Fowler and Hammer and Staples.

Since it began in January 2014, the Marine Credit Union Foundation has distributed over  $275,000 to more than 200 charitable causes in the communities served by Marine Credit Union’s 24 branch locations across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

Three in four Marine employees contribute to the Foundation through an automatic payroll deduction. Marine employees are on pace to donate over $60,000 by the end of 2016. The credit union matches each employee donation; for every dollar an individual donates, Marine donates two.

“Our employees are incredibly dedicated to the betterment of their communities, both through the volunteer hours and the dollars they give,” said Shawn Hanson, CEO. “By investing a dollar in the MCU Foundation, which Marine matches 2:1, employees triple their giving power to the causes that matter most to them.”

In addition, members of the credit union are on pace to contribute $58,000 by the end of the year. Thousands of new members have donated $5 to the Foundation with an account opening at Marine. Existing members gave more than $26,000 during the Foundation Annual Drive in April of this year.

In addition to funding charitable causes in the communities Marine serves, the company also plans to commit a portion of the monies raised by the Foundation toward increasing financial literacy, transportation and housing access for low-income individuals.

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About Marine Credit Union

Headquartered in La Crosse, Wis., Marine Credit Union is built upon the strong belief that its members are more than just a credit score. We are committed to providing quality financial services and guidance to all members of the communities we serve—including those with past financial challenges—and will continue our long-standing tradition of delivering personalized lending solutions to fit our members’ individual needs. Marine Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving nearly 60,000 members with office locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. For more information, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

About the Marine Credit Union Foundation

The Marine Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to making charitable contributions and increasing the financial literacy in the communities Marine Credit Union serves. At Marine Credit Union, our members are more than a credit score, and we understand they have unique situations. Both Marine Credit Union and the Foundation are working to make a difference in the lives of people in our communities.