The MIT Federal Credit Union has presented its first annual “Impact Gift” to CitySprouts, a nonprofit organization that partners with school teachers and other school staff to develop gardens in public school communities in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
President and CEO Brian Ducharme presented the grant at MIT FCU's Annual Business Meeting on April 25. The newly created grant will be given annually to an organization making a difference in the community, selected by the board, volunteers, leadership and associates of MIT FCU.
CitySprouts collaborates with local farmers, restaurant chefs, and food service programs to offer urban school children the experience of growing, preparing, and eating fresh, healthy food. CitySprouts ensures that hands-on learning, environmental stewardship and the experience of growing and eating healthy food become a part of every child’s life.
“I am extremely honored to present CitySprouts with the first Annual MIT Federal Credit Union Impact Gift,” Ducharme said. “This award was created to benefit an organization going above and beyond to make a difference in the Cambridge/MIT community. CitySprouts programs are not only making a difference in the community, but in these children’s lives as well. I’m positive these experiences will stay with them for a very long time.”
“Donations and support from organizations like MIT Federal Credit Union allows us to continue our partnerships with schools in high-need communities.” said CitySprouts Executive Director Jane Hirschi. “We are honored to be the first recipients of the Impact Gift, which will help us continue to develop programs that foster good health and lifelong learning.”
MIT Federal Credit Union (MITFCU) was founded as a nonprofit financial institution in 1940 to provide basic financial services to employees at MIT. Today, with assets in excess of $500,000 million, the credit union offers traditional savings and checking accounts as well as lending programs for mortgages, autos, personal, and student loans.
With locations and ATMs in Cambridge and Lexington, along with mobile and, online banking services, MIT Federal Credit Union serves the greater MIT-Kendall Square communities which includes employees of Novartis (Cambridge), Lincoln Laboratory, Draper, Whitehead Institute, The Broad Institute, Phillips, and Forsyth. MIT Federal Credit Union also serves MIT students (graduate and undergraduate) and alumni. MIT Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, cooperative financial institution whose primary mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs of its members while ensuring the financial well-being of the organization.