Remembering Mary Ann Brumagen

Hero of Education and Class Act 

 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that a long-time member, employee and volunteer for Class Act FCU has passed.  Mary Ann Brumagen began her career with the Credit Union in January, 1968 as a part-time employee and planned to only to stay for a few months.  She filled every position within the Credit Union from part-time teller to full-time Manager as she dedicated her 31 year career to helping people from all walks of life.  She served as a liaison in the schools throughout Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham Counties.  You may have seen her spreading the good word about the Credit Union as you ate your lunch in the school break room or at a JCTA meeting. She also loved to visit personnel in the custodial department and nutritional services.

That was only the beginning.  After she retired in 1999, she began another 20 year career serving as a volunteer on our Board of Directors and several Committees for her beloved Credit Union.  For a total of 51 years Mary Ann served Class Act FCU and touched thousands of lives over that time period.  She exemplified the true meaning of the credit union movement….People Helping People.  For over five decades, Mary Ann embodied that philosophy and proved that one person can make a difference in the lives of thousands of people.

 

Whether you knew her as “Mary”, “Mary Ann”, “Brumagen”, “Brum” or another one of the infinite nicknames she adopted throughout the years, Mary Ann Brumagen likely touched your heart as only she could.  From the employees and Board members that she worked alongside every day, to the members whom she would welcome into her office as often as they cared to visit, Mary Ann always had a smile on her face and a pleasantry to exchange with whomever she met.

 

Here are a few staggering statistics that show where this Credit Union has come thanks in large part to the efforts of Mary Ann Brumagen:

Total Classroom Teachers FCU Members (1968): 1,635

Total Class Act FCU Members (2019): 18,938

Total Assets of Classroom Teachers FCU (1968): $814,588

Total Assets of Class Act FCU (2019): $227 million

Total Classroom Teachers FCU Employees (1968): 3

Total Class Act FCU Employees (2019): 65

 

From all of the employees and board members that she worked with every day to the thousands of members she helped throughout the years, we cannot express in words how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with her in making Class Act Federal Credit Union into what it is today.  Mary Ann will be dearly missed by all of us, but she will always remain a part of Class Act’s history and her legacy will live on through all she brought to Class Act’s success.

 

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