Freedom Philosophy
There’s a song from the musical Man of la Mancha called The Impossible Dream.  It’s a powerful song starting off with the words:
“To dream the impossible dream.  To fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow and to run where the brave dare not go.”   

Intense, huh?  The song basically talks about following your dreams that seem like they would never be achievable, to do what’s right and to be willing to go through difficulties in order to reach your ultimate goal which is referred to as the unreachable star.  I see the Freedom mission in this.

If you think about it, we’re in a business where we compete with other, not just large, but humungous, financial institutions.  How do we stand out?  How do we contend?  How do we survive and grow when others have more resources?

By doing what’s right that’s how.  Right for our members, for our employees and for our community.  By being a trusted partner and by putting people before profit.  Seventy years in business may seem like a drop in the bucket to some, but it’s not the number of years, it’s what you do with them.

From my perspective, we’ve used that time, especially in the most recent years, to dream the impossible dream and keep reaching for that unreachable star.  The journey can be challenging.  It requires resiliency, flexibility, patience, commitment, and a belief that we make a difference.

I’ve seen the difference we make, and I believe our continued success is because others have seen it too.  But we’re not done yet.  In fact, we’ve only just begun.  There are still foes to fight and stars to reach and the dream gets more possible every day.

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Meet Freedom’s President and CEO

Mike MacPherson has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, including more than 12 years with Freedom before becoming President/CEO in 2016. Born and raised in Baltimore County, Mike is a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School and Towson University. Mike now resides in Harford County, which he has called home for over 30 years.

He likes to blog because it helps him connect with members on a human level. He says, “It’s not just about what products we offer; it’s about what we stand for, why people should join, and spreading the credit union message with greater reach and purpose. If we want people to understand our culture, that we are trying to be something special, we need to give them the insight from a personal viewpoint, not just as a business.” He believes passionately in our community, our employees, our mission of giving back, and providing members with financial products and services that lead to their success.