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What is the Fiscal Cliff?

26

Nov

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There’s been a lot of buzz about the fiscal cliff. So, we wanted to share some information. If you have questions, feel free to ask in the “Comments” section of this post, or contact the foundation.   What is the Fiscal Cliff?   The Fiscal Cliff is a conjunction of tax and spending issues colliding at the

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Saginaw Optimist Club

15

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Many small contributions can make a big difference: like when the Saginaw Optimist Club set up the Saginaw Community Foundation’s first scholarship fund. The “Officer Ed” Scholarship honors Ed Nowaczyk, longtime Saginaw police officer and Optimist. When

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Connie Kostrzewa-Sivey

15

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Connie Kostrzewa-Sivey is known at the Saginaw Community Foundation as a scholarship champion. Her family funds six scholarships for students at Carrollton, Hemlock and Nouvel Catholic Central schools, as well as disadvantaged students in Saginaw County.  

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Stevens Family

15

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Family is important to Julie and Morrie Stevens, Sr. In the 1990s, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines started the Stevens Family Foundation Fund with a $20,000 gift. “Since then, it’s been a family effort of contributing to

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Damuth Family

15

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Culli Damuth wants kids to have a safe place to go after school.   “I’ve felt so strongly about serving the Saginaw YMCA because my kids were blessed with opportunities that not all children have. I

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Tom Mudd

14

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Tom Mudd strongly believes that history is a key part of the future. He has become one of the leading crusaders for preserving Saginaw’s past for future generations.   That crusade led to the creation of the

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Shaheen Family

14

Nov

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As part of our Cornerstone Club campaign, we’re featuring several of our Cornerstone members on our blog. Learn more about Cornerstone.    Dr. Samuel and Patricia Shaheen and family have driven community development with real estate projects, such as Saginaw’s South Washington Corridor, Bay City’s new River Place development and the purchase and renovation of the Temple Theatre, which they

More than 260 high school students will beautify homes of seniors and veterans on Make A Difference Day

16

Oct

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Saginaw, Mich. – More than 260 volunteers from 15 area high schools will join forces on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the annual Make A Difference Day event to clean, paint, prune and beautify the homes of eight senior citizens and veterans in Saginaw County.   Make A Difference Day, a joint effort between

Receive up to $30,000 to create & implement the changes you want to see in Saginaw County

15

Oct

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The new Board of Directors’ Community Improvement Initiative, a Saginaw Community Foundation competitive grant program, will award up to $30,000 to one project in 2013. This project will create indelible, measurable impacts in the immediate and broader community. Grants to be awarded Jun 2013 and project completed by June 2014.   Eligible applicants include charitable

Transforming Deindorfer Woods: Restoration of the park put in the hands of the community

05

Oct

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The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   Last December, the Consumers Energy Foundation awarded a $125,000 grant to restore Deindorfer Woods Park – contingent upon matching grants. The matching funds were raised within six months.   The

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