It’s People Helping People

By Mark Richter, CEO

At First United CU, we’ve been living out our people-helping-people mission. We continue to support many community organizations — those close to the hearts of our members, staff, and volunteers. We want to do what feels right in our community and assist those who need it most.

Giving back is the way to go!

The causes we supported in 2022 include the Buck Creek Run, Be Nice, Angel Tree, Devos Children’s Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Kids Food Basket, Local Grandville Library, Mission Pointe Healthcare of Grandville, and Hand2Hand. Employees are also critical to our efforts, donating their time throughout the community and giving their own hard-earned money. They donated more than $2,000 in 2022, while the credit union matched all monetary gifts, totaling over $4,000.

Recapping a few of our 2022 initiatives:


Buck Creek Run

More than 286 runners participated on July 2, 2022. We’ve been a major sponsor of this event since 2010 and look forward to supporting this cause for years to come.

CU Kind was amazing!

On Monday, October 10, 2022, First United Credit Union employees performed random acts of kindness throughout the greater Grand Rapids community. We joined more than 70 credit unions across the State of Michigan to highlight the credit union difference. We visited Hand2Hand, Mission Pointe Healthcare of Grandville, Meals on Wheels, Grandville Library, and members in need.

We look forward to participating in this annual day of kindness. It’s our chance to show neighborhoods throughout Michigan how much credit unions care!

Credit Union Day

On October 25, 2022, we celebrated Credit Union Day with a visit by the Underground Cookie Club and a drawing for an artic cooler. Many members stopped to visit — undoubtedly, our member-centric structure is thriving!

You’re the reason we’re in business.

We look forward to providing you with the services you need for the remainder of 2022 — and helping you reach your financial goals in the coming year.


Mark Richter
President & CEO