04

Jan

How the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 affects the philanthropic sector

The “fiscal cliff” had the potential to become the “storm of the century,” affecting the foundation, our donors and our constituents. To avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the president has signed the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.”    According to the Council on Foundations, key provisions affecting nonprofits and our donors include:    ● “The

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02

Jan

Make a New Year’s resolution for good

As you finalize your list of New Year’s resolutions, be sure to add a cause-related resolution. With your help, we can make great changes to our community. Here are a few ideas to get you started on writing your own cause-related resolution:   Volunteer at least once a month for a local nonprofit There are

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26

Nov

What is the Fiscal Cliff?

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

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15

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Saginaw Optimist Club

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

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15

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Connie Kostrzewa-Sivey

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.  

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15

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Stevens Family

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

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15

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Damuth Family

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

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14

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: Tom Mudd

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

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14

Nov

A Cornerstone In Our Community: The Shaheen Family

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

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15

Oct

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

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

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