06

Sep

Increased Funding Available for Arts Projects

The Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission (SAEC), region seven administrator for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) regranting program, announces that funding is available for arts projects to registered nonprofit organizations, schools and artists in Arenac, Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties. MCACA will offer grant opportunities in six program areas which exist to

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15

Jul

New Book Celebrates 100 Years of Saginaw County Fair

Chesaning, Mich. – A book celebrating 100 years of the Saginaw County Fair, titled “A Family Fun Affair” by Roselynn Ederer, is scheduled for publication in July 2013. The 8-1/2” x 11” collector’s edition soft-bound book containing 216 pages was produced in part with a $5,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation.   “A big

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20

Jun

Saginaw Community Foundation Hires Two, Promotes One

The Saginaw Community Foundation recently hired two employees: Darci Seamon as its new administrative/finance assistant and Bryan Konieczka as its new marketing and communications officer. The foundation also promoted Debra Shelton to the position of Youth First director.   “I am honored to join the staff at the Saginaw Community Foundation,” Seamon said. “Being employed

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29

May

Bringing Community Initiatives to Life: Saginaw Community Foundation 2013 Annual Celebration

The Saginaw Community Foundation will host its 2013 Annual Celebration on Monday, June 3 in downtown Saginaw at Morley Plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During this year’s celebration, SCF will reveal its new mission statement. Those attending will learn how SCF fulfills donor wishes and enables community initiatives to come to life, now

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22

May

271 students awarded scholarships from Saginaw Community Foundation

A total of 271 high school, college and nontraditional students were awarded scholarships at the Saginaw Community Foundation’s Excellence in Education event on May 20, 2013. 169 students received scholarships valued at an average of $1,400 each. 115 students each received Saginaw Promise Zone scholarships valued at up to $2,000 per year for up to

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15

May

Excellence in Education facts

Facts This year scholarships will be awarded to 270 recipients.   Since 1987, the foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million to students.   The foundation currently administers about 150 scholarships.   People can begin applying for 2013-2014 scholarships on Nov. 1, 2013.   Quotes “The purpose of the annual Excellence in Education event is

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15

May

More than 250 high school students will help clean up Celebration Square during annual Spring Into Service Day event

More than 250 volunteers from 14 Saginaw County high schools will come together with local community leaders on Thursday, May 16, with one focus – to help make a difference in Saginaw County.   During this year’s Spring Into Service Day event, volunteers will spend their time painting, planting, raking, cleaning, staining and helping with

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28

Feb

Music scholarship to help junior and high school students attend summer music programs in Michigan

  Applications for the William & Helen Kempf Music Scholarship, established in 2009 to honor two strong advocates of music education, are due Friday, March 15. The scholarship will help a Saginaw County student participate in a Michigan music camp or study.   The scholarship will provide up to $500 to help a student. Applicants

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13

Feb

Saginaw Community Foundation grants more than $45,000 to community programs and projects

The Saginaw Community Foundation granted $45,609.80 last quarter to support 12 programs and projects in Saginaw County.   “It is our goal to improve the quality of life in Saginaw County,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the foundation. “Each year, we infuse thousands of dollars back into the community. The grants from the

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13

Feb

Saginaw Community Foundation to host free workshops on community collaboration, grantwriting

The Saginaw Community Foundation will host two free workshops in January to help people learn more about collaboration and grantwriting.     “We’ve heard so many great community improvement ideas and we want to help people make those ideas a reality,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the Saginaw Community Foundation. “The Saginaw Community

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