Lake Trust Credit Union Lake-to-Lake Food Drive Wins Michigan’s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award of CUNA

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Lake Trust Credit Union has recently accepted CUNA’s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility award in Michigan for its Lake-to-Lake Food Drive. The award is given annually by CUNA’s National Awards Committee.

Photo from the 2012 Food Drive in Ann Arbor

'Receiving the Dora Maxwell Award means so much to us, it means we’re making a difference in our community,' said Lake Trust Credit Union Director of Corporate responsibility, Keith Koppmeier.

Lake Trust Credit Union has recently accepted CUNA’s Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility award in Michigan for its Lake-to-Lake Food Drive. The award is given annually by CUNA’s National Awards Committee. The Food Drive is part of the Lake Trust Credit Union Foundation.

Amongst other considerations, Lake Trust has been chosen based on the goals of the Food Drive; how the cause shows social concern for the community, demonstrates extraordinary effort and devotion of time from the Credit Union, and the results received.

"Receiving the Dora Maxwell Award means so much to us, it means we’re making a difference in our community,” said Lake Trust Credit Union Director of Corporate responsibility, Keith Koppmeier. “And our responsibility to our communities and creating a better life for those in it, is what drives us; it’s what we’re here for.”

Last year, with the help of local partners, and credit union members, the Food Drive was able to bring in 21,000 pounds of food to feed 25,000 Michigan families in Michigan.

“I’m really proud of Team Lake Trust,” said Lake Trust Credit Union President and CEO, David Snodgrass. “We’ve put a lot of time into volunteering, so to receive this award, when we’re gearing up for our 2013 Food Drive efforts makes it especially meaningful.”

This year, Lake Trust’s Lake-to-Lake Food Drive will be held Friday, November 22, at all of its branch locations. To learn more, and for donation information, visit laketolakefooddrive.org.

Next year, the Lake-to-Lake Food Drive will move on to be considered for the Dora Maxwell award at the national level.

The Lake Trust Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to making a difference by volunteering time and resources to Michigan. The Foundation’s mission is to bring people and organizations together to create strong, diverse, vibrant neighborhoods through sponsorships, grants and Team Lake Trust volunteerism. Learn more at laketrust.org.

Lake Trust Credit Union is Michigan’s fourth largest credit union with branches stretching from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron and Lake Erie. With more than $1.5 billion in assets, Lake Trust provides over 157,000 members with best-in-class products and offers individualized, trust-based member service. As a community-based credit union, Lake Trust strongly believes in supporting its communities and participates annually in Komen for the Cure® in Ann Arbor and Lansing, as well as nearly 100 events and causes annually throughout Michigan. Membership is open to anyone within its 35-county service area. Follow Lake Trust on Twitter @laketrust. Lake Trust is also on Facebook.

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