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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21

Feb

Building Saginaw while preserving its history

Thomas Mudd, local historian and founder of the Saginaw Valley Historic Preservation Society, often works to preserve the past. But, he’s also working to build a better Saginaw for future generations through the four funds he has started at the Saginaw Community Foundation.   “I’m a great believer in all the different things the Saginaw

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20

Feb

Help change a life: scholarship review volunteers needed

Each year, nearly 200 people from all walks of life volunteer to help review scholarship applications for the Saginaw Community Foundation – and you could be one of them.    Volunteers review a packet of applications and score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and essays –

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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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11

Feb

Saginaw Health Plan offering free health care sign-up assistance

According to a recent survey, 12.9% of Saginaw County residents have no health care coverage and an additional 12.8% of county residents had no health care access in the past 12 months due to high cost. Saginaw Community Foundation has partnered with the Saginaw Health Plan (SHP) to remind eligible Saginaw County residents that free

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