05

Jun

“The Birdman” Donald R. McGee

Donald R. McGee Memorial Scholarship Don “The Birdman” McGee was Saginaw’s first pilot, making the first flight ever over the city on August 21, 1915. He took off from Merrill that morning and 20 minutes after take-off, landed in a field near Gratiot, before resuming his flight that then carried him over the city.  

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22

May

Saginaw receives $500,000 in federal funding to reduce crime

Saginaw Partners, including members of city and state law enforcement, health and human service agency representatives, Saginaw Future representatives, community members, Saginaw Valley State University researchers and Saginaw Community Foundation representatives, will gather to announce receipt of a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)-funded Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) grant. A press conference will be held on

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26

Mar

Saginaw Community Foundation grants $521,659 in first quarter 2015

The Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) granted $521,659.10 in the first quarter of 2015, supporting 47 programs and projects via its administrative and competitive grant processes.   “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

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06

Mar

President’s Report • Spring 2015

  An amazing start Often times, at the beginning of a new year, people ask, “I wonder what this year has in store?” After an amazing 2014 at the Saginaw Community Foundation, I’m asking, “what’s in store for us this year?” It’s hard to top a $7 million gift, but then again, maybe not. The

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05

Mar

Enriching education in our communities

$220,116.84 granted to area teachers since 1991 Created in 1991, Saginaw Community Foundation’s Grants for Excellence teacher mini-grant program was established by and initially funded by the King Family Fund and the Wickson-Link Foundation. This mini-grant program provides a source of funding for unique, creative educational initiatives and projects not currently supported by schools’ budgets

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12

Dec

IRA Charitable Rollover Update

From the Council on Foundations House Fails to Make Charitable Extenders Permanent While this vote failed and the IRA charitable rollover has not yet been passed into law for 2014, there is still hope that the Senate will pass the 1-year retroactive extension passed a few weeks ago by the House. We will alert you

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19

Nov

Update on the IRA Charitable Rollover

Since 2006, individuals have been allowed to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charities without having to record the distribution as taxable income. Individuals are able to begin taking distributions as early as age 59-1/2, but are required by federal law to begin taking them at age 70-1/2. Each year since 2006, the

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18

Nov

Year-end giving

Charitable Giving Means Generous Tax Savings for You From Raymond James & Associates, Inc.   For many, giving back is a priority. Giving creates a positive change in people, institutions and communities. Plus it makes us feel good to know we can do our part to make our world a little better place for future

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18

Nov

Ten Tips on Getting Started as a Donor

If you are looking to get involved as a donor and do not know how to start, here are ten helpful tips:   #1: Start with a local umbrella organization, like the Saginaw Community Foundation. Rather than focus on one cause, we support many causes, agencies and initiatives across the county and help match donors to

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14

Nov

National Philanthropy Day 2014

On November 10, 2014, the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored local individuals, foundations and businesses by presenting awards as part of National Philanthropy Day.   National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in

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