26

Jun

Collaboration brings Saginaw artist home from UK

Currently residing in the United Kingdom, artist Edwina Jaques returned home to Saginaw in October 2013. For the first time ever, the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History and the Saginaw Art Museum collaborated to host an exhibit of Jaques’ art at both locations. “Great Lakes Bay Women” featured 90 works comprised of paintings and

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26

Jun

Double Up on fruits and vegetables

Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network has devised a way to get nutritious, farm-fresh products on the tables of area low-income families through its Double Up Food Bucks program. Thanks to a grant from Saginaw Community Foundation, the program, available at the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market since 2011, was able to continue during 2013.   Under

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26

Jun

Scholarly Impact

              At age six, Erika Trigg loved animals. When she grew up, she wanted to be a veterinarian. By age 10 or so, surrounded by a microscope, specimen slides and gurgling test tubes hung over a Bunsen Burner at the kitchen table, she was certain she’d be a scientist.

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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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