Marine Credit Union Partners Donate More Than $100,000 to Support Financial Literacy

LA CROSSE, Wis., Aug. 8, 2018 — Friends and partners of Marine Credit Union donated more than $100,000 to support financial literacy and charitable causes in our communities as part of the fourth annual Marine Credit Union (MCU) Foundation Golf Outing on Aug. 1. More than 140 golfers participated at the Golf Course at Cedar Creek Country Club in Onalaska, Wis. Almost 50 company sponsors supported the event, including major event sponsors MOKA, Allied Solutions, Fowler and Hammer, NexGen and Staples.

How the Donations Will Be Used

Funds raised advance the work of the MCU Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to making an impact in the communities Marine serves in two ways: 1) giving out charitable contributions and 2) increasing financial literacy.

In May 2018, the MCU Foundation launched its Finding HOME program, a financial literacy program for credit-challenged borrowers that grants home loans to participants upon successful completion of program. Marine hired Majel Hein as a Financial Literacy Counselor in La Crosse to develop the program to increase financial literacy and stability of individuals in the communities Marine serves.

“We are excited to be able to help more individuals and families achieve and maintain financial wellness while providing the ultimate stability of homeownership,” Liz Popp, Executive Director of the MCU Foundation.

More About the MCU Foundation

Since the Foundation was created in January 2014:

  • Almost $598,000 has been donated to more than 870 charitable causes in the areas that Marine serves in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.
  • Marine employees have donated more than $244,000.
  • Marine members have donated more than $105,000.

Three in four Marine employees contribute to the MCU Foundation through an automatic payroll deduction. The credit union matches each employee donation – for every dollar an individual donates, Marine donates two.

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About Marine Credit Union

Marine Credit Union is built upon the strong belief that members are more than a credit score, and we are committed to providing financial services to all members of the community—including those with past financial challenges. Marine 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 over 60,000 members with office locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. For more information, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.