25

Jun

A Vision to Steer the Future

                Laurent Bresson stood before more than 400 people at a Saginaw Future event in February 2013 to announce exciting news. News that Nexteer Automotive would allocate $10,000 to create a fund to benefit programs and initiatives throughout Saginaw County. But what happened next surprised everyone.   “Shortly

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23

Jun

Our Youth, Our Future

Sophia wakes up every school day and gets to work. She makes sure the three kids in her family wake up, get dressed in proper clothes, eat breakfast, put on their jackets and shoes and make it to the bus stop on time. Sophia bears the weight of keeping the household running. Sounds like a

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11

Jun

Thomas Township Parks and Trails – Partnership for a Better Today

On June 9, 2014 at our 2014 Annual Celebration, Saginaw Community Foundation awarded the 2014 Board of Directors’ Community Improvement Initiative grant to Thomas Township Parks and Recreation in partnership with Swan Valley High School. The grant award is for $25,000 to be used for the “Thomas Township Parks and Trails – Partnership for a

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10

Jun

2014 Joseph W. Madison Youth Award Recipient

James Dwenger, Swan Valley High School By Kay Wejrowski   James Dwenger was born knowing one word: “Yes.”   As he grew up, he learned a full sentence: “What can I do to help you?”   That attitude, coupled with a smile that will brighten anyone’s day, has been his mantra though life.   Need

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11

Apr

Protecting our Children: Are We Doing Enough?

  Helping a child grow and mature does not take place in a vacuum. Kids ages 5-17 are subject to many factors in their lives which often negatively impact their development.  One of the most difficult factors to talk and learn about is child sexual abuse. This interactive session will delve into the behavior of

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02

Apr

Johnston appointed to State of Michigan Board of Medicine by Governor

On Feb. 21, 2014, Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of Saginaw Community Foundation was appointed to the State of Michigan Board of Medicine by Gov. Rick Snyder.   “It is truly an honor to be selected amongst such an elite group of professionals,” said Johnston. “Serving on the state Board of Medicine will be an amazing

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02

Apr

Saginaw Community Foundation director of finance receives certification

Recently, Becky Gerzseny, director of finance at Saginaw Community Foundation, received certification as a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP). The eight-week course facilitated by the FMA Institute is the only nationally recognized certification program for nonprofit accounting professionals.   “This certification program allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the accounting practices of our

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21

Feb

Building Saginaw while preserving its history

Thomas Mudd, local historian and founder of the Saginaw Valley Historic Preservation Society, often works to preserve the past. But, he’s also working to build a better Saginaw for future generations through the four funds he has started at the Saginaw Community Foundation.   “I’m a great believer in all the different things the Saginaw

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20

Feb

Help change a life: scholarship review volunteers needed

Each year, nearly 200 people from all walks of life volunteer to help review scholarship applications for the Saginaw Community Foundation – and you could be one of them.    Volunteers review a packet of applications and score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and essays –

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19

Feb

A continuum of giving

If the Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) were a book, its founders would be the authors. From the very beginning in 1984, it was their generosity and vision that scripted the Foundation’s future. The funds that were established and the dollars they contributed are still used to meet today’s needs and plan for tomorrow’s opportunities. Some

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