Credit Union Employees and the TruStone Financial Foundation Donate to Local Charities

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TruStone Financial’s Michelle Gitzen presented the check to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union employees recently raised $670 for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The TruStone Financial Foundation then matched these funds dollar-for-dollar for a total donation of $1,340.

The donated funds were given to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin.

Donating to local charities isn’t new for the employees of TruStone Financial; in 2017, the credit union’s employees raised nearly $25,000 for worthy causes. The credit union hosts a monthly Charity Casual Day to support local organizations that are chosen by its employees. Staff members are permitted to wear jeans in exchange for a charitable contribution, and together the credit union and its employees make a wide spread impact in their communities.

“Our credit union holds the philosophy of people helping people when it comes to serving our members and the communities we call home,” shared TruStone Financial Chief Business Officer, Steve Steen. “We are proud our employees self-selected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Their contributions, along with the match from the TruStone Financial Foundation, will bring continuous support to families who need it most.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities drives programming to directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. By providing a nearby place to call home at little to no cost, Ronald McDonald House Charities helps families give constant love and support to their hospitalized child, which they believe is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Michelle Gitzen, TruStone Financial’s Lyn-Lake branch manager, recently saw first-hand the impact this organization makes: “I am forever grateful for the comfort the Ronald McDonald House offered my extended family during their stay. The organization’s staff is outstanding and showers everyone who walks through their door with care and stability.”

About the TruStone Financial Foundation
The TruStone Financial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union to support financial education and programs through scholarship and outreach. The Foundation also engages in general charitable giving in the communities served by the credit union.

About TruStone Financial
TruStone Financial is a growing credit union in the Midwest with assets of $1.30 billion. There are 14 branches across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The credit union is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information and full membership criteria, visit

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides programs and services in more than 64 countries and regions. In 2016 alone, Ronald McDonald House Charities impacted the lives of more than 5.5 million children and their families. To learn more about this organization visit