2023 Honoree - Mazuma Credit Union

2023 Spirit of Philanthropy Award - Business

Mazuma Credit Union is a shining example of corporate social responsibility and a driving force behind Kansas City's positive transformation. Beyond providing exceptional service to its members, Mazuma goes above and beyond to invest in its community. Since 2015, the Mazuma Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility program have contributed over $500,000 in grants and gifts to various organizations, fostering community, social, and economic development.

Mazuma's commitment to giving back extends to its team members, who receive 40 paid hours of volunteer time annually through the 40 Hours for Good program. In 2022 alone, nearly 5,000 hours of volunteer time were dedicated to supporting Kansas City area nonprofits.

Deonne Christensen, the CEO of Mazuma Credit Union, leads by example, prioritizing philanthropic support as a core mission of the organization. Even during times of economic uncertainty, Christensen ensured that Mazuma remained steadfast in its commitment to bettering Kansas City.

One of Mazuma's notable philanthropic partnerships is with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC). Mazuma's direct financial gifts and volunteering efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of Littles and their families. From sponsoring fundraising events to hosting financial literacy workshops and providing personalized gifts during the holidays, Mazuma's support has been both generous and innovative.

Mazuma Credit Union's dedication to mentorship and community betterment exemplifies the true spirit of philanthropy, making a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of countless individuals in Kansas City.