LAFCU scholarship contest demonstrates leadership skill of ‘giving back’

    To help shape the state’s next generation of leaders, LAFCU’s Write to Educate Essay Contest awarded two $2,500 college scholarships with the requirement that each student select a charity to receive a $500 LAFCU donation.

    The Lansing-based credit union hopes to show the power of giving back.

     

    Cassidy Ward, center, is heading to LCC fall 2017 with a LAFCU Write to Educate scholarship. She’s pictured with Dan McKean, LCC Foundation executive director, and Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. They are at the Greater Lansing Food Bank, the charity that Ward chose to receive a Write to Educate $500 donation from LAFCU.

     

    Joe Wald, Greater Lansing Food Bank executive director, ceremoniously receives LAFCU’s $500 charity donation from Cassidy Ward, Write to Educate winner, and Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. Ward selected the Food Bank to receive a LAFCU charity donation that is part of the Write to Educate contest.

     

    Baker College-bound Elizabeth Rushford, center, ceremoniously presents LAFCU’s $500 charity donation to Lt. Jonathan Tamayo, The Salvation Army Owosso corps officer, second from right, to help fund the organization’s food and nutrition programs. As a winner of the 2017 Write to Educate contest, Rushford was able to select the charity to receive a donation from LAFCU. Also pictured are, from left, Morgan Brown, LAFCU St. Johns senior member service representative; Alyssa Sliger, LAFCU marketing and communications specialist; and Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing.