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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05

Oct

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

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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05

Oct

Fund helps keep young dancers in class

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.   The Nancy Claramunt Dance Foundation Fund was recently set up by Morrall and Nancy Claramunt to help support young dancers. Recently, three young dancers in the region received funds to

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05

Oct

President’s Report: The season of change

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.   Fall is upon us, and signs of change are developing quickly. The falling temperatures, the color of the leaves and even the clothes in our closets signal that a different

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04

Oct

Giving Back: Unrestricted funds

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.   Unrestricted funds help address a broad range of local needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made.   The Saginaw Community

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04

Oct

New grant program aims to improve community

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.   Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”   With the new Board of Directors Community Improvement Initiative, the Saginaw Community Foundation

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27

Sep

Thank you to our volunteers

Our volunteers are amazing. They serve on boards and committees. They help us make decisions that affect the community. They help us review and score hundreds of scholarship applications. These people are our advocates and supporters.   We recently thanked our volunteers with the foundation’s first Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. It was a perfect 70-degree September

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25

Sep

Free college information night on Oct. 22

The process of applying to colleges, finding scholarships and writing essays can be daunting. But, knowledge is power! Each year, we help put on “Knowledge for College,” a free information night for high school juniors, seniors and parents. Join us on Oct. 22 to get the information you need for your college and scholarship applications.

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12

Jul

Saginaw Community Foundation honors philanthropists, volunteers

Our philanthropists and volunteers work hard to build our community. The Saginaw Community Foundation honors its outstanding philanthropists and volunteers each year at the Annual Celebration in June.   Joe Madison was honored with the Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award, which was established in 1994 in honor of the great philanthropist.   “The

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