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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

MSUFCU Opens First Branch in Jackson County


JACKSON, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) celebrated the opening of its first branch in Jackson County with an event today for community members and partners.

Located at 1800 N. Wisner St. in Jackson, the site is the former location of Gabriels Community Credit Union, which recently merged with MSUFCU. This location will allow the Credit Union to extend financial products, services, and education to a new community.

The event included remarks by April Clobes, MSUFCU President and CEO; Allison Horn, MSUFCU Vice President of Executive Communication and Legislative Affairs; Greg Deppong, MSUFCU Board of Directors Chair; Arianna Ridderbusch, MSUFCU Vice President of Community Impact; Eboné Young, United Way of South Central Michigan - Jackson County Senior Community Impact Associate; Ryan Tarrant, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO; and City of Jackson Mayor Daniel Mahoney.


“Our 5,000-plus members in Jackson County and more than 10,000 members within a 30-mile radius have eagerly awaited the opening of this branch,” stated Clobes. “At MSUFCU, our commitment has always been to meet our members where they are, and this new branch is a testament to that dedication. We're excited to better serve our existing members in the area and the members joining us from Gabriels Community Credit Union.”


Leading up to and following the event’s formal remarks, attendees enjoyed food and refreshments from local businesses MyBakery and The Kilted Farmers. MyBakery is a nonprofit, trauma-informed, youth-centered business that provides employment skills, business education, and baking trade training for youth residing at MyPlace in Jackson or those at risk for exploitation. The Kilted Farmers use locally sourced ingredients to create veggie pastas.


Additionally, a $5,000 donation was made to the United Way of South Central Michigan – Jackson County, which mobilizes people, organizations, and funds to create a community rich in opportunities to eliminate poverty and allow all people to achieve financial stability and success.


“It is an MSUFCU strategic pillar to not only support our members but the surrounding community,” Clobes said. “The mission and work of the United Way, from its JobSTAR program to providing utility assistance and self-sufficiency services, has long been supported by MSUFCU.”


The opening of MSUFCU's inaugural branch in Jackson County symbolizes not only a significant expansion of its service footprint but also a reaffirmation of its core mission to empower individuals and families to achieve their financial goals and dreams.


ABOUT 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 msufcu.org.

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