The reason I am glad to be a member of American United Family of Credit Unions can be simplified into one statement: they are a true cooperative. As a business student, I am often reminded that most organizations function for one reason – and that reason is to make money. I find what organizations choose to do with that money to be incredibly interesting. At some financial institutions, a year of profits might translate into massive bonuses for top-level executives or flashy company cars. Fortunately, this is not the case at American United, because when the credit union does well, so do the members! Receiving the member rewards dividend reinforced my belief that when I choose to use the financial services offered by American United, I am choosing an organization that truly values its members – because they know that people, rather than profits, come first!