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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18

Feb

Securing our future: The power of endowment

                Cleveland lawyer and banker Frederick H. Geoff established the first community foundation in 1914. His vision was to pool the charitable resources of community members – people of all means – into a single, great and permanent endowment for the benefit of all. Within five years, community

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18

Feb

President’s report: 30 years strong

In the fall issue of Cornerstone, I mentioned that a new SCF mission statement was drafted as a result of the Board of Directors commenting that we could do a better job of communicating the role of the foundation. After spending quality time on choosing the most appropriate words to define our services in the

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14

Feb

Enriching education in our communities

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 for schools located in Saginaw County. Over

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06

Sep

Who are we?

There are many reasons why I enjoy my position with the Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF). I have the opportunity to work in a capacity that allows me to give back to my hometown on a daily basis. In addition, it’s rewarding to work with a staff, board of directors, volunteers and others in the community

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06

Sep

A diamond in the rough

Located on Saginaw’s east side is a sports and fitness park that is a true “gem.” Established by New Life Ministries outreach program Mission in the City in 2011, the park, filling a city block at N. 6th and N. 7th Streets and Federal and Janes Avenues, serves as a hub for residents in the

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06

Sep

A prescription for philanthropy

Dr. Louis Constan and his wife Karen were big-city kids who moved to Saginaw in 1972. Immediately, they were struck by what the Saginaw area had to offer.   “Lou is from Chicago and I grew up in Washington, D.C.,” says Karen. “We didn’t have a lot of resources, but there were always amazing things

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06

Sep

Bringing community initiatives to life

Each year at our Annual Celebration in June, we take time to honor our outstanding philanthropists and volunteers. These individuals, through their hard work and leadership, have made a difference and helped bring community initiatives to life.   Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award Richard J. Garber was honored with the Frank N. Andersen

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06

Sep

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

  We begged. We pleaded. We objected. In the end, the decision was already made. Long-time Foundation volunteer, past board member and past board chair, Joseph (Joe) Madison, has retired to the rolling hills of Vermont along with his wife Dr. Kristan Outwater this past June.   “It was hard to believe and accept that

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17

Dec

Giving Back: Scholarship Funds

In creating a scholarship, you invest in your community’s future and show students you care. The Saginaw Community Foundation provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and awards scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students achieve their lifetime dreams.   A scholarship can be created as a memorial for someone

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