Thomas Township retirement community starts scholarship at Saginaw Community Foundation

Swanhaven Manor, a retirement community in Thomas Township, recently started its own scholarship through the Saginaw Community Foundation.   “Unique, hand-decorated holiday wreaths were created by local businesses and then raffled off to raise money,” said LeeAnn Martuch, program officer at the Saginaw Community Foundation. “The funds raised will help create a scholarship to assist

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More than 260 high school students will beautify homes of seniors and veterans on Make A Difference Day

Saginaw, Mich. – More than 260 volunteers from 15 area high schools will join forces on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the annual Make A Difference Day event to clean, paint, prune and beautify the homes of eight senior citizens and veterans in Saginaw County.   Make A Difference Day, a joint effort between

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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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Grants help Saginaw High students find a path to college

The Saginaw Community Foundation granted $49,863 this quarter to support 10 programs and projects in Saginaw County.   Regents of the University of Michigan was granted $7,500 from the At-Risk Youth Fund for the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) at Saginaw High School.   “MCAC helps increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students

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Saginaw Community Foundation launches new initiative with a focus on making a broad community impact

The Saginaw Community Foundation has announced a new community improvement initiative, which will grant $25,000 to a selected project in the community each year. An additional $5,000 can be added if the initial grant is matched.   With this initiative, Foundation President and CEO Reneé Johnston seeks to create a funding vehicle that will enable

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Deindorfor Woods Park restored for community with the help of a Consumers Energy Foundation matching grant

The restoration of Deindorfer Woods Park in Saginaw is nearly complete thanks in part to a Consumers Energy Foundation matching grant, as well as grants from Saginaw Community Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company, Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation, Citizens Bank, Morley Foundation, Frank N. Andersen Foundation, Allen E. & Marie A. Nickless Memorial Foundation, Wickson-Link Memorial

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Nearly 200 students awarded $326,000 in scholarships from Saginaw Community Foundation

A total of $326,000 in scholarships was awarded to 192 high school, college, and nontraditional students at the Saginaw Community Foundation’s recent Excellence in Education event.   “The purpose of the annual Excellence in Education event is to recognize, award and inspire students who have earned scholarships from the Saginaw Community Foundation,” said LeeAnn Martuch,

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Spring Into Service brings together high school students for the community

More than 200 volunteers from 18 area high schools are expected to join together to clean, paint and prune at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square on Thursday, May 17, as part of the annual Spring Into Service event.   Spring Into Service, a joint effort between multiple Saginaw agencies, is celebrating its tenth year

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Saginaw Community Foundation grants more than $65,000 to support programs in the county

The Saginaw Community Foundation granted $65,634 this quarter to support 13 programs and projects in Saginaw County.   “We strive to grant funds to support programs that will truly make a difference in our communities,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO of the foundation. “Every person who has supported the foundation – whether through donations,

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Help Saginaw’s youth earn scholarships: Volunteers needed to help score scholarship applications

The Saginaw Community Foundation seeks community members to help review scholarship applications.   During March, volunteers will review a packet of applications and score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and essays – according to the provided guidelines.   “The review process can be completed in just

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