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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03

Jul

Grants help Saginaw High students find a path to college

The Saginaw Community Foundation granted $49,863 this quarter to support 10 programs and projects in Saginaw County.   Regents of the University of Michigan was granted $7,500 from the At-Risk Youth Fund for the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) at Saginaw High School.   “MCAC helps increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students

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22

Jun

Saginaw Community Foundation launches new initiative with a focus on making a broad community impact

The Saginaw Community Foundation has announced a new community improvement initiative, which will grant $25,000 to a selected project in the community each year. An additional $5,000 can be added if the initial grant is matched.   With this initiative, Foundation President and CEO Reneé Johnston seeks to create a funding vehicle that will enable

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01

Jun

Deindorfor Woods Park restored for community with the help of a Consumers Energy Foundation matching grant

The restoration of Deindorfer Woods Park in Saginaw is nearly complete thanks in part to a Consumers Energy Foundation matching grant, as well as grants from Saginaw Community Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company, Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation, Citizens Bank, Morley Foundation, Frank N. Andersen Foundation, Allen E. & Marie A. Nickless Memorial Foundation, Wickson-Link Memorial

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29

May

Nearly 200 students awarded $326,000 in scholarships from Saginaw Community Foundation

A total of $326,000 in scholarships was awarded to 192 high school, college, and nontraditional students at the Saginaw Community Foundation’s recent Excellence in Education event.   “The purpose of the annual Excellence in Education event is to recognize, award and inspire students who have earned scholarships from the Saginaw Community Foundation,” said LeeAnn Martuch,

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14

May

Spring Into Service brings together high school students for the community

More than 200 volunteers from 18 area high schools are expected to join together to clean, paint and prune at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square on Thursday, May 17, as part of the annual Spring Into Service event.   Spring Into Service, a joint effort between multiple Saginaw agencies, is celebrating its tenth year

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17

Apr

Saginaw Community Foundation grants more than $65,000 to support programs in the county

The Saginaw Community Foundation granted $65,634 this quarter to support 13 programs and projects in Saginaw County.   “We strive to grant funds to support programs that will truly make a difference in our communities,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the foundation. “Every person who has supported the foundation – whether through donations,

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17

Jan

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $10,000 to support CAN Council’s Great Start University program

Child abuse has been listed as one of Saginaw County’s top health concerns by the Department of Public Health’s Community Health Assessment. There were 1,195 confirmed victims of abuse in Saginaw County in 2009, according to KIDS COUNT Data Center.   One of CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region’s newest programs, Great Start University, supports

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