17

Dec

“Fiscal Cliff” affects SCF, donors and constituents

The “Fiscal Cliff,” a conjunction of tax and spending issues colliding at the end of the year, profoundly affects donors and constituents of the Saginaw Community Foundation.   Primarily, the issues at hand include: – Expiration of the Bush tax cuts – Expiration of the Payroll Tax holiday – Enactment of the budget sequestration – AMT patch expiration

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17

Dec

So Far. So Good.

The Saginaw Community Foundation has a simple goal: to help individuals and organizations throughout Saginaw County do good.   “The community foundation is the one organization that supports a broad range of activities, whether it’s people in need, education or community projects,” said Heidi Bolger, SCF vice-chair and principal at Rehmann. “So, your dollars make

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17

Dec

Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings! We are officially into the holiday season. ‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping, holiday parties and end-of-year giving. However you spend the next few weeks, I would like to encourage you to reflect on the past year and look forward to another.   The Saginaw Community Foundation jumped into the season by kicking

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05

Oct

Transforming Deindorfer Woods: Restoration of the park put in the hands of the community

The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   Last December, the Consumers Energy Foundation awarded a $125,000 grant to restore Deindorfer Woods Park – contingent upon matching grants. The matching funds were raised within six months.   The

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05

Oct

Fund helps keep young dancers in class

The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   The Nancy Claramunt Dance Foundation Fund was recently set up by Morrall and Nancy Claramunt to help support young dancers. Recently, three young dancers in the region received funds to

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05

Oct

President’s Report: The season of change

The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   Fall is upon us, and signs of change are developing quickly. The falling temperatures, the color of the leaves and even the clothes in our closets signal that a different

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04

Oct

Giving Back: Unrestricted funds

The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   Unrestricted funds help address a broad range of local needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made.   The Saginaw Community

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04

Oct

New grant program aims to improve community

The following is from the September 2012 issue of Cornerstone, the newsletter of the Lucy R. Allen Cornerstone Club. Download the PDF or read the articles online.   Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”   With the new Board of Directors Community Improvement Initiative, the Saginaw Community Foundation

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12

Jul

Saginaw Community Foundation honors philanthropists, volunteers

Our philanthropists and volunteers work hard to build our community. The Saginaw Community Foundation honors its outstanding philanthropists and volunteers each year at the Annual Celebration in June.   Joe Madison was honored with the Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award, which was established in 1994 in honor of the great philanthropist.   “The

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