Saturday, July 9, 250 financial education supporters, including Heartland employees, participated in the third annual Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) Financial Literacy 5K. The event offered a USTAF certified course, Kids’ fun run, and activities area with face painting, balloon artist, games, and free financial literacy books.
All proceeds from the Financial Literacy 5K go to the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Financial Education Grant Program, awarding grants to fund projects, programs and initiatives that help improve the personal finance skills of consumers and communities across Minnesota.
With a strong commitment to financial education, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation 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 approximately half of its annual budget to Financial Education Grants that positively impact credit union members and communities.
“Financial wellness is at the core of our business and we’re proud to support this event,” said Heartland President Kathy Harrington. “It’s our mission to provide those in our community a resource for financial education and the tools they need to become financially successful.”