At MACU, Giving Back is Paramount

As a credit union, MACU is a locally- run, not-for-profit. That means that means much of the money generated is cycled back into the communities we love. Below are just a few ways that MACU was able to give back. Additionally, many of our board members make it a practice to enhance our community. We thank them for all they do!

MACU gives back:

  • $500 to Steady Stitchers to create needed goods for other non-profits
  • $500 to the Portage Food Pantry
  • $1,500 to the Salvation Army
  • And others


  • Gail Walker Memorial Scholarship for $1,000
  • Leona Bruno Scholarship for $1,000

Hosted Collections/Events

  • Host site for Toys for Tots
  • Host site for the Citywide Back to School Rally to collect school supplies
    for MCAS
  • Two free community-wide shred days
  • And others


  • Portage youth baseball
  • Bringing the Dave Ramsey financial curriculum to MCAS and Portage
    Middle School
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • And others

MACU Board Members Give Back:
Here are just a handful of things our board members are doing to give back to the communities where we live and serve.

  • Jack Van Etten , Vice Chairman, serves on the Michigan City Enrichment board and as the secretary of the Michigan City Exchange Club.
  • Mike Palmer, Chairman of the Board, has been a Michigan City Police Commissioner for over 20 years.
  • Dennis Fischer has been a member of the Door Village Lions Club for 2.5 years, was chosen as Lion of the Year this year and is currently servings as the First Vice President. Dennis is also the treasurer volunteer of NewDay Foundations that helps cancer patients in LaPorte County. Lastly, he is the treasurer of the Door Village United Methodist Church.
  • George Kazmierczak, Board Treasurer, has served for over 4 years on the Michigan City Enrichment board and helps determine how over $601,000 is divided to support worthy organizations. George has also been on the Michigan Township (Trustee) Board for over 20 years.
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