Over 240 financial education supporters, including a team of Heartland employees, friends and family members, participated in the second annual Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) Financial Literacy 5K on Saturday, July 11. The event was held at Lake Normandale in Bloomington and featured a walk/run for adults, as well as a half-mile fun run for kids.
“The Financial Literacy 5K raises awareness about the need for Minnesotans of all ages to increase their financial management skills,” said Kathy Harrington, Heartland Credit Union President/CEO and Secretary of the MnCUF Board of Directors. “Today’s strong turnout highlights the credit union mission of people helping people and shows the key role that credit unions play in helping their members and communities thrive.”
With a strong commitment to financial education, MnCUF is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. In 2013, the Foundation launched its Financial Education Grant Program and an ongoing budgetary commitment to financial education. The Foundation dedicates 50 percent of its annual budget to Financial Education Grants that positively impact credit union members and communities. The Foundation also works through its committees – Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids and the Family Involvement Council – to support the local Gillette Children’s Hospital and college scholarships for credit union members.