31

Aug

Dancing champions

$11,502 raised to support SCF’s Heroes for Kids It all came down to the final dance on the final night of the 2015 Swingshift and the Stars Dance-Off for Charity competition in Bay City back in May.   Jeremiah McLaurin and Sherri Green, dancers representing SCF’s Heroes for Kids fund, were tied after the judge’s

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31

Aug

A beautiful night by the trail

Nearly 275 people gathered on a beautiful evening this past June in Thomas Township at our Annual Celebration. At the event, we honored our outstanding philanthropists and volunteers, celebrated the completion of the Thomas Township Trailhead Pavilion (the 2014 Community Improvement Initiative grant recipient) with a ribbon cutting. Project completed Last year, Saginaw Community Foundation

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31

Aug

$25,000 grant awarded

During our 2015 Annual Celebration on Tuesday, June 9 at Thomas Township Trailhead Pavilion, we announced the 2015 Community Improvement Initiative grant recipient. $25,000 was awarded to New Beginnings Enrichment Center “One Week, One Street” program. An estimated crowd of 275 people were in attendance.   The grant will help New Beginnings Enrichment Center continue

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31

Aug

President’s Report: Leadership in Saginaw

With all the great things that have happened at the Saginaw Community Foundation over the spring and summer months, I want to mention that we added a new member to the SCF team. On March 9 we welcomed Ms. Mai Lee as a member of the staff as our Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Mai, a Saginaw

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16

Jul

Blue Skies Ahead

On a sunny day in late summer 1993, nine year old Aaron Howell squinted as he looked skyward. Jets thundered overhead, streaking past the air show crowd at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in southeast Michigan. At that moment, his fascination with flight took off. At age 17, after flying a small plane for

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08

Jul

To Protect and Learn

Each year an estimated 25,000-50,000 people attend free or low-cost events in Saginaw Township, such as Party on McCarty, homecoming parades, Saginaw Greek Festival and many others. Local law enforcement officials work tirelessly to ensure the venues are safe and stand ready to assist in case of an emergency. Assisting in those efforts are a

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06

Jul

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $208,390 in second quarter 2015

The Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $208,390 in the second quarter of 2015, supporting 51 programs and projects via its administrative and competitive grant processes. Through the first two quarters of 2015, SCF has granted a total of $730,049.10 in administrative and competitive grants.   “We strive to grant funds to support programs that will

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26

Jun

It’s About Honoring Service

Optimist Club of Saginaw “Ed was an true optimist,” said Louis Diechman, member of the Optimist Club of Saginaw and the “Officer Ed” Nowaczyk Scholarship Selection Committee.   When Edwin F. “Officer Ed” Nowaczyk passed away in 1985, the Optimist Club of Saginaw, of which he was a long-time member, wanted to do something to remember

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26

Jun

It’s About Giving Back with Purpose

Saginaw Leadership Cares People have a variety of reasons to choose to give. It could be a personal connection with a cause or it could be a shared philosophy. For some it’s hearing a story of need and a compulsion to reach out and help. For others, it’s simply knowing a gift will perhaps provide

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26

Jun

It’s About Being Connected

Zachary Schmid and Amanda Jovanovich When it comes to supporting community foundations for Zachary Schmid, it runs in the family. Schmid, a recent transplant to our region, hails from St. Clair, Mich. where his mother works for the Community Foundation of St. Clair County as a development director. “For the longest time I have heard from my

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