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Fund Name   Description
Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds
American Business Women's Association Unity Chapter Education Fund Donate The American Business Women's Association Unity Chapter Education Scholarship is for high school graduates or non-traditional students residing in Calhoun County and who will be attending a community college, university or technical school. Students enrolling in their second year at that community college or sophomore, junior or senior year at a university and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible. Non-traditional or returning students must have one semester of an established GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Anna Theodore & Mary Theodore Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the cultural development in the Greater Battle Creek area.
ANYBodies Playground Improvement Fund Donate In 2005, for WKKF's 75th Anniversary, a challenge went out to Michigan communities to design and build inclusive playgrounds, places where all children of all abilities are welcome. Fond memories of a Battle Creek community that took up that challenge with commitment, enthusiasm and broad support inspired the establishment of the ANYBodies Playground Improvement Fund in 2015, a fund aimed at keeping the playground vibrant and up-to-date. Its establishment, by retired WKKF program Vice President, Gail McClure, honors two visionary community leaders and tireless advocates for children and youth, the late Norman A. Brown, former President and CEO of WKKF and David P. Lucas, attorney and project lead for AnyBodies Playground 2005. Gail shared, "My wish is that the city will continue to serve its children and youth well and strive always to make Battle Creek one of the best places in Michigan for a child to grow up."
Athens Area Arts & Culture Endowment Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable, artistic, and cultural activities/events in the greater Athens area. The fund was established when a group of community members acknowledged a lack of funding and priority given to projects and events in Athens that are tailored to the arts or culture.
Athens Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to improve the quality of life for residents of the Athens area.
Athens Area Economic Development Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of the Athens Area Economic Development Fund is to raise funds and to invest the principal to provide earning to assist in meeting some of the future needs of the Greater Athens Area. Grants from this fund may be used for purposes including, but not limited to the following examples: Downtown development, park development, and property improvement.
Athens Area Schools Alumni Fund for Student Excellence Donate The Athens Alumni Association was formally organized in 1987. Prior to that date, a group of Athens High School graduates met informally for several years to begin developing their plans. They currently meet for a potluck and meeting on the Sunday of Summer Homecoming each year, and all graduates are encouraged to attend. The Athens Area Schools Alumni Association Endowment Fund was established in 2003 for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors or grants at Athens Area Schools. The selection criteria are based on a 2.5 GPA minimum, acceptance to an accredited college, university, trade or technical school, financial need, and evidence of good character.
Athens Area Schools Student Awards Endowment Donate The purpose of this fund is to encourage student recognition awards such as: meals, gift certificates, trophies, etc. This fund also supports field trips, academic or athletic supplies, and other items that support the academic success of Athens students.
Athens Community Foundation Youth Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to grant funds to eligible charitable programs that positively enhance youth development.
Athens Easter Egg Hunt Endowment Fund Donate The purpose is to ensure that the program can be continued in perpetuity.
Athens Healthy Youth and Healthy Senior Programming Fund Donate Eligible charitable programs are those that focus on healthy youth and senior living. Funded from the State of Michigan Tobacco Settlement Partnership. Eligible charitable programs are those that would improve the health of youth and seniors, which may include, but are not limited to, programs that focus on health and nutrition, family counseling, early childhood development, smoking prevention and cessation, day care, preschool and after-school care. Funds may not be used for capital expenses and must supplement and not replace existing expenditures of the community foundation.
Battle Creek Community Foundation Education Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for post-secondary education for students in the Battle Creek area; and to support teachers educational needs in the classroom.
Battle Creek Growth Fund Donate This fund has been established to help meet some of the future needs of the City of Battle Creek.
BCCF Adult Education Scholarship Fund Donate BCCF Adult Education Scholarship will provide access to education for adults, specifically those not classified as "graduating high school seniors." Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
BCCF Children's Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the well-being of children of the greater Battle Creek area through early childhood education; programs serving children that are underserved, vulnerable or marginalized; children's arts and culture education, experience and access; and support health, mental and emotional needs of children.
BCCF Community Investment Fund Donate The Program-related assets of the Fund shall be invested primarily for religious, charitable, scientific, literacy, and educational programs of all kinds, that will foster the improvement of the physical environment, improvements to living, working and social conditions, improvement of public health, prevention of crime or vice and the amelioration of conditions resulting from crime, vice or disaster in the Battle Creek community.
BCCF Health Fund Donate BCCF Health Fund established a Health Advisory Committee in 1995 as a result of the merger of Community and Leila Hospitals to become Battle Creek Health System now Bronson Battle Creek for the purposes of reviewing specific funding requests related to health.
BCPS Life Enhancement Education Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support to students who are seeking to enhance their lives - either after high school or later in adulthood whether or not they have a traditional high school diploma or a G.E.D. from Battle Creek Public Schools. The donor stated, "You may be a parent or grandparent who has chosen to place your children in BCPS, a graduating senior, a graduate or even someone who dropped out of BCPS, whatever the scenario, you choose to stick with BCPS and stay associated with the district in some way instead of transferring to another district, that speaks volumes to me. This is the primary reason I established the BCPS Life Enhancement Education Fund, I want to support those who support the district and this fund helps me do that."
Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund Donate 22 years...that's how long "Auntie Bea," as Mrs. Forward was affectionately known, taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and served as elementary school principal at Beadle Lake. According to co-workers, "Auntie Bea" was like family to many, beloved by everyone, very kind, and full of energy. Although she retired from Harper Creek in 1978, her unwavering devotion to projects that benefitted Harper Creek and area youth continued and added greatly to the district far beyond those 22 years. The establishment of the Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund continues her presence at Beadle Lake and other elementary schools in the district which is of no surprise to those who knew her. Upon hearing about the fund and who it helps, a co-worker stated with certainty, "that sounds like Bea."
Bessie Edwards Education Fund Donate Bessie Edwards was a life long resident of Homer who wished her bequest to be used for “the enrichment of educational programs.” All grants awarded from the fund go exclusively to Homer Community Schools.
Beverly L. Pierce & Janet M. Petersen Education Fund Donate This education fund was created to provide grants to offer experiences to children and young people that will help them develop knowledge, understanding, and interest in post secondary higher education and training opportunities. The donors also want to help young students understand, develop and build confidence in themselves that higher education is an achievable goal. The fund will also provide scholarships when financial assistance is needed to assist female graduating seniors and nontraditional female students. Through these grants and scholarships, the donors want to create and affirm student aspirations, encourage education and development after high school, support career success, improve lives, and give people a sense of purpose.
Bill Bornor Athens Athletic Assistance Endowment Fund Donate Providing grants for the purpose of assisting with athletic equipment and supplies for school and community sports programs, field trips for athletic events, scholarship assistance to allow sports participation, i.e., Athletic shoes, uniforms, or fees, tuition assistance for students to attend sports camps, and other items that support the athletic programs of the Athens area.
Bronson Battle Creek Foundation Fund Donate To provide support for health care related functions and services of the Battle Creek Health System.
Calhoun County Arts Support Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the countywide efforts that benefit art, artists and particularly children's participation or exposure to art.
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to promote awareness about cancer and cancer prevention.
Calhoun County Positive Youth Endowment Fund Donate The Calhoun County Positive Youth Endowment Fund is an endowment fund to support collaborative youth programming in Calhoun County supported jointly by the community foundations of Calhoun County.
Charles E. & Mary H. Richmond Memorial Fund Donate This unrestricted endowment fund was established to support the needs in the Battle Creek community.
Cultural Arts Fund Donate This fund was established to support the performing arts in the community.
Dale G. Griffin Ride for Life Fund Donate Provides medical transportation for patients, particularly to locations outside of the Battle Creek Area. Focus on children.
Deb Calkins Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to encourage students to succeed in the Post Franklin neighborhood area through the purchase and distribution of supplies, clothing, food and other items.
Deborah K. Nickerson Memorial Fund for Breast Cancer Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Deborah K. Nickerson who died of breast cancer on June 22, 2008. Deborah was devoted to many community causes in Calhoun County, including the Cancer Care Center, Neighborhoods, Inc., United Way, Junior Achievement, and Civic Theatre. One of Deborah's final wishes was that a fund be established to help women pay for mammograms, encouraging early detection of cancer and extending the chances of a long, healthy life for those women who receive care. This fund will keep Deborah's sweet memory alive and fulfill her final wish by providing mammograms to uninsured individuals residing in Calhoun County who have no other means of receiving this care.
Diane Stinson/Jan Amy Extended Day Activity Fund Donate The Diane Stinson Extended day Activity Fund was established to honor Diane Stinson's service to the students of Harper Creek Junior High School. This fund was established upon her retirement in June of 1998. One year later, Diane decided to add Jan Amy's name to the fund in honor of the many years they spent organizing the Harper Creek Junior High Follies together. Grants from this Fund will be utilized for the purpose of enhancing the educational programming of Harper Creek Junior High with an emphasis of the extended day activities.
Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Get Money Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support access to the arts and building community capacity for all.
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Community Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support or expand programs or projects of the arts, the preservation and /or educational value of nature, and programs of local churches.
Doris Klaussen Special Education Fund Donate Doris Klaussen was a special education pioneer, founder of Goodwill Industries, and principal of Ann J. Kellogg for 25 years. Under Klaussen's principalship, Ann J. was the first elementary school in the United States to mainstream special education students. Doris was honored by having the district school for special education named the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center.
Dorothy Height Endowment Fund Donate Dorothy Height served on the Battle Creek Community Foundation Board of Trustees from April 2014 until her passing in May 2016. The Board of Trustees established this fund in Dorothy's honor with lead gifts from her colleagues at the Foundation and continues to recognize Dorothy, posthumously, as a member of the Board of Trustees throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Dorothy McClendon Racial Healing and Equity Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support organizations doing Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation work in its community.
Douglas R. Ewing Memorial Fund for TTP Awareness Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the education in the increased awareness, understanding and prevention of rare blood diseases with a focus on medical profession, high schools and secondary educational institutions in the greater Calhoun County area and support research on the treatment and/or cause of rare blood diseases.
Eladio (Chico) & Judy Ramirez Athens Community Fund Donate The Eladio (Chico) and Judy Ramirez Athens Community Fund was established in 2014 for the purposes of supporting beautification projects, local theater, local history walk, local history preservation through part-time summer employment, a local newspaper, arts education, and a local arts & music festival.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to honor the nonprofit, Generation E Institute's origination and operation in Battle Creek, MI from 2004-2018. The Institute trained instructors to deliver the curricula developed by Generation E to youth. In 2018, Generation E transferred to Monroe Community Stakeholders. The Monroe Community Stakeholders generously provided a monetary gift to the Battle Creek Community Foundation to create the Entrepreneurial Opportunities Endowment Fund. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Opportunities Endowment Fund is to support organizations and individuals, in the greater Battle Creek area, in competing in tomorrow's economy by igniting the entrepreneurial spirit that would inspire and guide creative thinking.
Fort Custer Honor Guard Council Endowment Fund to Honor Military Veterans Donate This fund is dedicated to honoring and providing assistance to the Veterans of our nation.
Fund for Battle Creek Donate The Fund for Battle Creek was created in 1975. This Endowment Fund is an unrestricted fund formed to meet the diverse needs of our community. It is the fund which, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, has the greatest flexibility to fund emerging issues, opportunities, and needs. As a result, the Fund for Battle Creek experiences the greatest funding demand and for this reason the Board of Trustees of the Battle Creek Community Foundation is constantly focused on growing the fund with current and planned gifts. The Fund for Battle Creek allows the Trustees to be responsive to community needs or emergencies. A great example of this was in 2020, with the onset of the pandemic, leadership was able to target the Fund for Battle Creek grantmaking funds to a COVID-19 rapid response to assist nonprofits in serving the needs of the community. Although challenges and issues do get resolved, an ever-evolving community continues to experience additional areas to either improve or expand. The Fund for Battle Creek allows BCCF leadership to be immediately responsive to these emergent and evolving needs. As an endowed fund, the Fund for Battle Creek is here to respond in perpetuity, so your support today, will continue to impact the community tomorrow.
George, Roberta, and Shari Adams Fund for Special Education Teachers Donate To provide support for the Outdoor Education Center, special education, and other various programs.
GJM BCPS Support Fund Donate For many years, quietly, anonymously, without fanfare yet with heart and purpose, students of Battle Creek Public Schools had their needs met. Whether it was a piece of athletic equipment or a tool to further their educational endeavors, students thrived, succeeded and shined because someone cared. That caring spirit continues through the establishment of the GJM BCPS Support Fund. This fund seeks to meet the needs of Battle Creek Public School students in middle and high schools, illuminating their science, cultural and artistic expressions to uplift an entire community.
Glenn Cross Arts & Infrastructure Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to assist in providing funds which are required to maintain the infrastructure and the operating costs associated with the infrastructure, for arts and culture organizations that serve the greater Battle Creek community.
Grace Falconer Kleis Endowment Fund Donate This fund has been established to be used in Homer - for Homer community purposes, as a token of appreciation and thanks to loyal Falconer's customers.
Harry and Linda Lucyshyn Memorial Endowment Fund Donate Harry Lucyshyn and Linda (Hyde) Lucyshyn were graduates of Homer High School. They both attended Michigan State University. Linda majored in speech and audiology and Harry majored in Veterinary Medicine. Harry and Linda married and returned to Homer where they worked and were active in the community. They had one son, Greg Lucyshyn, who graduated from Homer High School. Harry passed away in 1981 and Linda passed later in 1983. This scholarship was established in 1997 in their memory. Scholarship recipients will be pursuing a degree in audiology or veterinary medicine.
Helen Montgomery Musician Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support local minority artists that need assistance in order to pursue musical endeavors/expand their talent through programs associated with schools, church and nonprofit entities with a focus on music.
Heritage Center Foundation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support education through museums.
Homer Area Community Foundation Youth Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to promote programs and activities that positively enhance youth development and leadership in the Homer Area Community Foundation's geographic service area.
Homer Arts Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable, artistic, and cultural activities/events within the Homer area.
Homer Early Childhood Fund Donate The Homer Early Childhood Fund was established to give three and four year old children an opportunity to begin their school experience feeling comfortable and confident, allowing children to gain social skills and develop a greater awareness and understanding of the world around them; thus developing the whole child.
Homer Environmental Fund Donate In 1983 the Save the Homer Lake Association was established to voice and seed funds to take corrective action in removing storm drains in the village from the public accessed lake and restoring the lakes recreational value. At the time, there was little help from the County Drain Commissioner's office. In the early 1990s a Statutory Lake Board with taxing authority was created and the Water Resource Commissioner replaced the old drain. The Lake Board operated for 20 years with financial support from the Save the Homer Lake Association and removed the storm drains from the Homer Lake. Over the years the association has furnished funds to begin the Lake Board, engineering work, feasibility studies, sediment sampling/analysis, weed harvesting, etc. The Save the Homer Lake Association dissolved in 2013. The Homer Environmental Fund was established to continue supporting efforts to restore Homer Lake's recreational value, as well as other projects that impact the protection, conservation, and restoration of natural resources in the Homer area.
Homer Healthy Endowment Fund Donate Eligible charitable programs are those that focus on healthy youth and senior living. Funded from the State of Michigan Tobacco Settlement Partnership. Eligible charitable programs are those that would improve the health of youth and seniors, which may include, but are not limited to, programs that focus on health and nutrition, family counseling, early childhood development, smoking prevention and cessation, day care, preschool and after-school care. Funds may not be used for capital expenses and must supplement and not replace existing expenditures of the community foundation.
Hunter Arts Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Hunter Ty Lesiow to support arts and cultural organizations and programs.
Hunter Health Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Hunter Ty Lesiow to support organizations and programs that promote healthy living.
Hunter Ty Lesiow Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support programs and health activities that promote the good health development of children.
Jacquelyn Barrone Art Achievement Award Fund Donate Jacquelyn (Jacque) Barrone began her teaching career as the art teacher for Athens Area Schools. She believed that creative expression had to be built on fundamentals of drawing, design and art history. Believing that art courses were integral to the larger goal of helping students develop critical thinking skills, Jacque emphasized writing as part of the high school level program. She instilled the belief that art courses include academic accomplishment. Jacque took immense satisfaction in seeing students who may not have been confident in their ?creative? ability grow and flourish. Feeling that student art work received too little recognition, Jacque organized student art exhibits to showcase these successes. Jacque?s family and friends knew how important teaching had become to Jacque and how proud she was to have the opportunity to help rebuild that part of the Athens curriculum. A continuing scholarship that recognizes exceptional effort and character is a fitting tribute to Jacque's efforts and serves as an ongoing reminder of the importance of art education in Athens.
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Fund for Promoting Reading for Children and Adults Donate These funds should be used to help encourage literacy and reading through the Augusta Ross Township District Library. If this library should cease to exist then the next most appropriate library or other organization that has a primary mission to promote reading for children and adults should be considered.
Joseph J. & Marion L. Hempel Fund Donate When Marion Hempel established a fund in her name and her late husband's honor, her vision for that fund was clear and purposeful. She wanted to do something for the community in health care and, especially, nursing services. During Joseph's time in nursing care, he and Marion became aware of the profound need for skilled nursing and the great dedication those professionals bring to their work. This scholarship is awarded in that spirit.
Kay & Karl Randels Grant for the Arts Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Lakeview School District's arts programs (visual, music, theatre) in K-12 grades through guest artists, staff training, purchase of supplies and equipment.
Kimmy Newberry Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in memory of Kimmy Newberry to support youth and agricultural-related activities and programming.
Kool Family Community Center Title Holding Corporation Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support the operations of the Kool Family Community Center.
Lakeview High School Class of 1961 Education Fund Donate At their 30th class reunion, members of the Lakeview High School Class of 1961 discussed leaving a legacy to commemorate their times together at Lakeview. They wanted their legacy to be something that would make a difference in people's lives; they wanted to help motivate and assist adult students who wish to pursue their education. The Class of 1961 attained its financial goal in just two years; it has set an innovative example of how the bond between past graduates and their commitment to education and their community can make a lasting impact.
Lakeview Schools Youth Character Education Fund Donate The Lakeview Schools Youth Character Education Fund was established in 2017 in honor of Dave Peterson's retirement and his 40+ years of service in education and 6 years leading the Lakeview School District as superintendent.
Law Enforcement Recruitment Incentive Fund Donate The Law Enforcement Recruitment Incentive Fund has been established to incentivize the employment of police/corrections officers within the Battle Creek Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. This fund will ensure that a diverse and qualified workforce will continue the legacy of the departments and the goal of serving and protecting the community of Battle Creek and Calhoun County.
Legacy Endowment for the United Way of Greater Battle Creek Foundation Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for the purposes described in Attachment 1 to this Agreement (which purposes are charitable, scientific, literary, or educational), as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Legacy Scholars Program Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for the purpose described in Attachment 2 to this Agreement (which purposes are charitable, scientific, literary, or educational), as determined from time to time by the BCCF, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement. At all times, this Fund should be used as the "last dollar" for tuition and books, taking into account all other non-repayable financial federal, state, or local aid or scholarships.
Lena Maddalena Wood Tuition Support Program Fund for the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Donate This fund was established in loving memory and in honor of Lena Maddalena Wood's parents, Otto and Elisa Maddalena, and her brothers, Nato Maddalena and Aldo Maddalena, to provide tuition assistance so that youth may attend the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.
Leonard L. White Educational Fund Donate As a boy growing up in Lansing, MI, Leonard White was placed in an orphanage at age 6 and was a ward of the state until 21. Throgh hard work and dedication, Leonard White graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in business administration and had a successful military career in the Air Force. After serving in the military, Leonard joined the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and retires as Vice President 34 years later. Mr. White decided he wanted to repay the residents of Michigan for raising him. One why in which he accomplished his goal was to create this scholarship.
Lillian A. Jones Prescription Assistance Fund Donate The Lillian A. Jones Prescription Assistance Fund has been established to support prescription assistance through charitable organizations to help those who cannot afford or access their prescriptions
Linda Holderbaum Art Center of Battle Creek Internship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Art Center of Battle Creek's ability to secure interns and other personnel to provide educational opportunities that promote and support art and art education.
Loren & Miriam Edwards Trades Fund Donate The Loren & Miriam Edwards Trade Fund was established by their son, Scott Edwards, to recognize his parents' legacy in the Battle Creek community. Miriam and Loren were married in 1955, enjoying many years together as soulmates to the end. Miriam started out as an administrative assistant in a doctor's office, and eventually received her board certification as a histologist, becoming a supervisor at Regional Medical Laboratory. Loren graduated from Lakeview High School and then went on to serve in the United States Army. He held many jobs over his career and retired from Kellogg Company. Loren was also very active in the community as a member of the Battle Creek Corvette Club, Battle Creek Historical Society, and the Model Air Plane Club. Scott remembers his parents always trying to point him in the right direction, and teaching him the values of hard work, community service, and frugality. The Loren & Miriam Edwards Trade Fund will continue their legacy by promoting the trade field through grants and scholarships.
Louis N. & Leona I. Jones "Ritzee" Fund Donate The Louis N. & Leona I. Jones "Ritzee" Fund was originally established as a Donor Advised Fund by Louis N. Jones on October 29, 1977 and continues today as a Field of Interest Fund. The purpose of the fund is the strengthening and rebuilding of neighborhoods within the community. Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek will receive primary consideration as a grantee.
Manley & Mabel Loomis Capron Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to aid and assist with research and education with respect to the diagnosis, treatment and care of geriatric diseases and disorders.
Melvin H., Doris A., & Fovette E. Dush Education Fund Donate This fund was established for educational purposes.
Melvin H., Doris A., & Fovette E. Dush Health Fund Donate This fund was established for programs and/or organizations conducting programs designed to provide assistance to the terminally ill and/or families of the terminally ill.
Mental Health Fund Donate The Mental Health Fund was established in 1976 upon the dissolutionof the Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Mental Health Society. The purpose of the fund is to promote activities and services in Calhoun County that are designed to improve the mental health of the citizens with special attention to be given to preventive procedures.
Michael Labadie Music Fund Donate This fund was established in memory of Michael Labadie to provide financial assistance to youth in their music goals with the purchase, rent or lease of their musical instrument.
Nola Cummings and Pauline Frost Endowment Fund Donate Purpose of this fund is to provide grants which are intended to improve the quality of life for residents in the Athens area.
Nursing Clinic of Battle Creek Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support access to health services for low income individuals.
Ora & Norman Broad Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support to organizations that promote cultural and arts activities as well as to assist human services agencies in accomplishing their missions.
Oscar H. & Hazel Frey Flanders Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support projects of the Clifton V. Bullock Minority Education Fund and the purposes for which it was established.
Otis Family Education Fund Donate This fund was established by George Otis, an Athens High School graduate from the Class of 1951. His wife, Edna May Adams-Otis was a Union City High School graduate of the Class of 1953. Mr. Otis received postsecondary training by international correspondence school in the electrical engineering field, and continued his business career in this field until retiring in 1998.
Paul & Maurine Sinclair Scholarship and Youth Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established in 2007 by the estate of Maurine Sinclair. Paul and Maurine Sinclair were both raised in Homer and graduated from Homer High School. Mr. Sinclair had a career in banking and Mrs. Sinclair was a kindergarten teacher. Youth were always important to the Sinclair's. They hosted several foreign exchange students in their home and Mrs. Sinclair was the first guardian of the Campfire Girls of Homer. Grants from this fund may be used for purposes including, but not limited to the following examples: Youth educational related projects; scholarships for youth activities; and Classroom educational activities.
Pennfield Schools Educational Foundation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to promote and enhance the quality of education for students, graduates and residents of the Pennfield School District.
Pennfield Visual Arts Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established for support of the visual arts and related activities with the primary focus of Pennfield Schools.
Peter J. Christ Leadership Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support organizations in the community exhibiting leadership to fulfill as convener, catalyst, facilitator function in order to address specific critical issues in the community.
Peter R. Ellis Youth Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to encourage youth development in local communities throughout the state while strengthening community foundation leadership and grantmaking capacity.
Porter Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support charitable programs and projects in the greater Battle Creek.
Post Foundation of Battle Creek Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to lend a hand in shaping and encouraging positive environments and activities of the greater Battle Creek area.
Rainbow Fund - Building Pride & Equity Donate The Battle Creek Community Foundation believes that community leadership can find solutions to community-wide issues. One of these challenges is seeing diversity, equity, and inclusion for all of our community members. The Rainbow Fund - Building Pride & Equity will support groups, organizations, programs, and activities that support our local LGBTQ+ community.
Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund Donate The Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund continues the enthusiastic support of the arts in Battle Creek expressed by the Olmsteads during their residence in the city from 1937 until their deaths in 1984. Isabel rekindled her interest in painting through the Battle Creek Civic Art Center as soon as her family nest was empty, and served as president of the center's board of directors in the late 1960s. A talented piano and organ player, Ralph was also a member of the Art Center and chaired fund drives for the United Arts Council and United Way. Active in leadership and fund-raising for numerous civic groups and causes, Isabel and Ralph would be pleased to know their legacy could help the visual and performing arts flourish in Battle Creek.
Randall E. Brock Recognition Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide need-based scholarships to The George Washington University for students from city of Battle Creek, Michigan who are enrolled in a program related to entrepreneurship and business development.
Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund Donate The Reverend Clifton V. Bullock came to Battle Creek in 1976 as pastor of Washington Heights United Methodist Church. In 1978, he built the new Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries. Reverend Bullock is remembered as an individual who promoted among youth the value of taking responsibility for your own life, getting an education, and helping your community. The Clifton V. Bullock Minority Education Endowment Fund was established by the Kellogg Company in 1991 as a tribute to the work and life of Reverend Bullock. In December 2015, after the passing of his wife, Mrs. Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock, the family successfully requested the name of the fund be changed to the Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund, in honor of her many years of actively supporting and promoting the fund since its establishment in 1991. The purpose of the fund is to advance the educational opportunities for minorities in the Battle Creek area. The College/Technical Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, while the Adult Scholarship is awarded to students attending college, individuals living independently from parents, and individuals out of school five or more years. Both the College/Technical Scholarship and the Adult Scholarship provide financial assistance for tuition, books, and/or campus room and board costs for up to four years to the college, university, or vocational/technical institute of the recipient's choice.
Richard S. (Clair) Poole Fund Donate This scholarship opportunity has been created in memory of the late Richard S. Poole. Mr. Poole began his 44 year career with the Kellogg Company in 1918. John L. Kellogg, son of the company founder, W.K. Kellogg, hired Mr. Poole, a machinist, to keep the cereal factory machines running smoothly. Richard Poole's hard work and dedication to the Kellogg Company helped him achieve the status of Senior Vice President. He retired from this position in 1962 and passed away in 1972. This scholarship, for students attending Kellogg Community College, has been established as a memorial tribute, and will be awarded to an individual who possesses the same values of dedication, persistence, and hard work.
Robert and Shirley McFee Milton Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide public access to the historically significant mezzanine and dome area of The Milton (25 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI). The Mezzanine level has been the component of The Milton restoration project that has the most beautiful features of the building. This space offers great public appeal, but also presents a challenge for financial sustainability. The best and most appropriate use, shared by many, is to make this space accessible, functional and “open” for the community and visitors. Public access will be ensured through assistance with the space cost for charitable and public benefit activities, programs, and events, as well as preservation of the historically significant elements. Robert and Shirley McFee are pleased to assist in the development of the Milton as Robert had an office in the building for 27 years, and elsewhere in downtown Battle Creek for another 23 plus years. Shirley worked in downtown Battle Creek for a few years and later served on the Battle Creek City Commission and as the Mayor of Battle Creek. As such, Robert and Shirley generously established this fund to support the public use of the Mezzanine Level of The Milton. Robert and Shirley are hopeful that The Milton, with their support and the support of the Foundation, will help to revitalize downtown Battle Creek.
Robert B. Miller Sr. Leadership Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support leadership development of people working or residing in the Battle Creek area that will have a direct benefit for the greater Battle Creek community.
Robert C. Frook Memorial Fund Donate Robert C. Frook was very involved in Harper Creek's Football Program for many years. This fund was established in memory of Robert's dedication to Harper Creek Community schools and his belief in the importance of athletics in the physical, moral, and character development in young people.
Rocho Education Fund Donate Becky Rocho worked for the Calhoun Intermediate School District (Calhoun ISD) for 41 years until her sudden passing on October 6, 2015. According to one of the many articles written about Becky, "she was a formidable force in education with an unrivaled passion and giving heart, say those who knew her best." In her role as assistant superintendent of legislation and education policy, Rocho advocated in Lansing on the behalf of Michigan school districts and students commanding the respect of lawmakers both in the state capitol and in Washington, D.C. This fund was established to recognize her steadfast efforts and to continue supporting education policy efforts, in all its forms, within the Calhoun ISD.
Ronald Earle Shedd Memorial Fund Donate Ronald Earl Shedd lived in Battle Creek, MI his entire life and played the game of golf well into his late 80's until he could no longer play, he loved the game. An avid golfer, golf was a part of his life on many levels including the Post Cereal Golf League, Riverside Country Club golf chairman for many years and a former member of the Battle Creek Senior Golf Association. His other employers and interests included Air Force pilot, a 33 year retiree of the Post Cereals Division of General Foods Corp., the Post 25 Year Club, and the BC/KZ Chapter of the National Association of Accountants. This fund was established in 2017 as a memorial tribute by Ronald's nephew as a way to honor his uncle's love for golf in hopes that youth, with a little exposure, would be inspired and grow to love it too.
Sarah M. Hager Education Fund Donate Sarah M. Hager was the beloved daughter of Joseph and Catherine Hager and sister to Rachel M. Hager. In 2002, Sarah died tragically in a tree climbing accident. Sarah is fondly remembered as an active and affectionate student at St. Joseph Elementary School (3rd grade). Sarah also attended Woodlawn Preschool in her formative years and developed a budding curiosity for animals and athletics. Although her presence is missed, her memory will live on forever in our hearts and minds. May this fund forever be the support that young children like Sarah need to ignite and inspire dreams of a loving future.
Shelvy & Gertrude Tedrow Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support organizations providing resources or programming focused on the hearing impaired population.
Sherriff Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities directly related to the LeRoy Sparks Memorial Marathon Swim.
Sherwood B. Winslow, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support a health lectureship program in Battle Creek presented by a distinguished health care professional.
Springfield Community Foundation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable needs within the Springfield community.
Substance Abuse Treatment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Substance Abuse Council programming and services to the community.
Susan S. & David H. Day Youth Leadership Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support youth (defined as ages 13-20) leadership opportunities by supporting educational or personal growth experiences, youth training associated with service on a Board or committee, or other experiences which contribute to skill developments in the leadership area.
Teri E. Christ Memorial Endowment Fund for the Support of Dyslexia Education Donate This fund was established to support dyslexia programs in the Lakeview Community Schools in coordination with the broader Battle Creek community, including programs that assist parents of students with dyslexia, and particularly to train teachers to enable them to identify and assist students with dyslexia. The Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation encourages teaching excellence and innovation by providing resources and professional development through the Grants Program.
The Al and Fran Giguere Adult Literacy Fund Donate This fund was established by Al and Fran Giguere to support programs and services that support adult literacy
The Buhler Children's Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to enrich the lives of small children, (ages from 1 year to ages 6 or 7) through collaborative efforts that are likely to have a long term positive impact on the betterment of young children.
The Catholic Vocation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to promote, foster, identify, and support the formation of religious vocations within the Catholic community and to engage in any and all charitable activities incidental to the foregoing purposes.
Thelma Greer City Tree Fund Donate This fund has been established to plant trees in the City of Battle Creek & to provide support for maintenance associated with existing trees.
The Mawby Family Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support youth leadership development efforts and support significant nonprofit capital projects.
Vernon J. Mesler and Nan C.R. Jackson Historic Bridge Park Fund Donate The Vernon J. Mesler and Nan C.R. Jackson Historic Bridge Park Fund was established to support Historic Bridge Preservation including research, restoration, maintenance, and/or enhancements. Preference will be given to projects in the Historic Bridge Park in Emmett Township, Calhoun County.

The Vernon J. Mesler and Nan C.R. Jackson Historic Bridge Park Fund is in honor of Vern Mesler. With a lifetime of experience working as a welder, steel fitter/fabricator, foreman, welding instructor and materials manager, Vern was involved in fabricating bridges for Michigan state highways and other major building projects. Vern was an advisory board member for the Historic Bridge Foundation and Project Manager for the Historic Bridge Park of Calhoun County, MI. He was instrumental in a number of truss bridge restoration projects in Michigan and other states. Vern believes in the restoration and/or replication of historic bridges and materials by keeping the original parts, the valuable historic record.

Nan Jackson is a writer and retired professor. In her long career teaching mathematics at the high school and college levels, and providing professional development for teachers, she especially enjoyed bringing real-life applications into the classroom. She sees the Historic Bridge Park as a place with great potential for educational opportunities for children in math, art, history, engineering, and writing.
Voelker Family Fund Donate
Walt & Jackie Redmond Education Fund Donate Walter and Jacqueline Redmond made a generous contribution to the Battle Creek Community Foundation to be used for scholarships for Battle Creek area students who are seeking education beyond high school. Involvement in Junior Achievement programs will be considered as a favorable factor in the selection process.
William G. & Marion E. Stuckle Fund Donate William Stuckle and his wife, Marion, long recognized the importance of encouraging individuals in selecting nursing as a profession in our society, and the need for constant update in their training. Marion Stuckle was a Red Cross volunteer and William was a retired local businessman who resided in Battle Creek. Eligible applicants are Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors, residents, or individuals employed in Calhoun County that are pursuing study in a nursing care-related field. Nursing care-related fields are meant to include, but are not limited to: registered nurses, practical nurses, specialty training, certification programs, nursing administration, and nurse?s aides. Character and academic performance are selection criteria for this scholarship.
William & Nancy Richardson Community Fund Donate A Field of Interest-Advised Fund for support of community projects within the Greater Battle Creek and Calhoun County area.
Williams-Richardson Fund for Money Management Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide financial counseling to individuals who do not have the personal ability to pay for these services and to support financial management education through education and training classes and workshops that are open and available to the public.
Woodland Park & Nature Preserve Endowment Fund Donate In the late 1990's, the City of Battle Creek acquired 126 acres south of Gethings Road from the Raymond Pontoni family through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Land Acquisition Project. In addition, the Pontoni family generously donated over 18 acres of pristine wooded terrain just west of Helmer Road to complete the 145 acre park and nature preserve. Many citizens from Battle Creek have worked tirelessly with the City's Park and Recreation Department and Neighborhood Services to make the park a reality. The purpose of the land acquisition was for the preservation of wildlife viewing, wetland environmental education and habitat protection. It's the only community park on the southwest side of the city. The establishing gift for this fund was made by Joyce and Pat Garrett. The official donor is the Friends of Lakeview Woodland Park Advisory Committee, the same group that established a community project fund to improve and maintain the park. Because the Pontoni’s donated a substantial tract of land the establishing gift was made in honor of the Pontoni family
Scholarship Funds
Aaron W. Howard Scholarship Fund Donate The Aaron W. Howard Scholarship Fund was established by the parents, family and friends of Aaron Howard. Pfc. Howard died in February 1991 while serving in the U.S. Army in the Persian Gulf War. He was a 1989 Lakeview High School graduate. There are no restrictions as to college to be attended or curriculum to be followed. To qualify, an applicant must be in need of financial assistance and must have demonstrated potential to succeed in the college curriculum to be pursued. Factors considered, in addition to financial need are character and citizenship, industry and effort and ability as indicated by test data and grades received to date in high school.
Aline F. Blanc Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Aline F. Blanc Scholarship was established in 2005 by longtime friend and travel companion, Carolyn Burnett. Carolyn was asked by Aline to be the administrator of her estate and she felt it no greater honor than to establish a scholarship in Aline's name so she would be remembered forever. Aline was extremely talented, she spoke French, and loved china painting and antique collecting. Former employers included; Battle Creek Food Company, Consumers Power Company, Community Hospital, the Federal Center and she even worked for John Harvey Kellogg. Aline was a 1931 graduate of the Battle Creek Academy.
Al Leibert Family Scholarship Fund Donate Members of the community once stated, "Al Leibert, a coach, teacher, and former principal, has given this community a profound legacy of personal action, perseverance, compassion and love. He's a role model, mentor, confidante, disciplinarian, arbiter, friend and molder of ideals for thousands of this city's youth and adults. The positive effect he still has on lives, no doubt, will ripple outward and down throughout the generations on a path to rewarding and productive lives." To honor Al's amazing career and love for sports, the Al Leibert Family Scholarship was established in 2007. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Battle Creek Central High School who played football throughout their high school career. The recipient is selected based on demonstration of good character, citizenship, and good academic standing.
Al Leibert Scholarship Fund Donate After teaching in the Battle Creek Public Schools, including serving as a grade principal at battle Creek Central High School, Al Leibert became an assistant principal at Lakeview High School in 1971. He then served as principal of Westlake Elementary from 1980 to 1986. After retirement, Al helped coach girls' track and freshmen football for ten years. This scholarship was initiated by Bobby Holley to honor an outstanding educator and mentor to many.
Allyn and Dorothy Miller Scholarship Fund Donate The friends and family of Allyn Miller established this scholarship fund in honor of his 37 years of dedication to Harper Creek Community Schools, where he served as an outstanding teacher, counselor and administrator. Admired for his love and dedication to youth and helping them reach their goals, Al believes there is value in every human being, and you should treat all people with dignity and respect, and expect the same in return. To all Miller scholars, Al says, "Dedicate your full energies to whatever you do in life. You have an obligation to share your talents with your community through volunteer activities." Eligible candidates are graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who will be attending the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, or Grand Valley State University in the fields of education, health sciences, or engineering.
Always A Bearcat Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Public Schools Education Foundation board has established the Always A Bearcat Scholarship Fund to fill a need for scholarship support beyond the first year of college. Despite the advantages of a recurring scholarship, the majority of scholarships are, in fact, one-time awards. This leaves sophomores, juniors, and seniors - not to mention graduate students - in search of critical funding to complete their degrees. The Always A Bearcat Scholarship Fund supports upperclassmen, graduate students, and/or adults seeking skilled trades certificates and degrees, helping these students cross the finish line and get into their careers.
American Association of University Women-Battle Creek Branch Scholarship Fund Donate The American Association of University Women mission is equality for women, education, positive societal change, and self-development. Applicants must be female students who have graduated from a Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD) high school and are presently enrolled in a STEM field baccalaureate/undergraduate program. Financial need may be considered and applicant must have completed, or in process of completing, sophomore status or above at their respective college or university.
Amy Yeast Tennis Scholarship Fund Donate Amy Yeast learned to play tennis at the Battle Creek Y Center, Minges Creek Racquet Club, and the Battle Creek Country Club. After competing at Lakeview High School, Amy played collegiate tennis at Western Michigan University. Amy was the top player on the Bronco squad for 3 years and Captain her senior year. In 1984, she participated in the Olympic Trials at Flushing Meadows. In 1985, she was ranked the #1 Singles Player in the U.S. Tennis Association Women's Amateur Conference. Despite not playing the spring season of her senior year, Amy was ranked as Western Michigan University's third all-time win leader with 142 victories as a Bronco. Amy died unexpectedly on December 21, 1985. Amy was inducted into the Western Michigan University Hall of Fame in 1997. The Amy Yeast Tennis Scholarship has been established to recognize outstanding senior tennis team members from Battle Creek area schools.
Andert Family Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in the memory of the late Norman J. Andert, a music educator, and Irene E. Andert, a retired healthcare professional. Norman and Irene inspired subsequent generations of the Andert family to pursue careers in music, education, healthcare, and public service. This scholarship is awarded annually to a gradating Lakeview High School senior who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university pursuing careers in the fine and healing arts for the betterment of human kind.
Angood/Arnold Scholarship Fund Donate The Angood/Arnold Scholarship Fund was established in honor of and memory of their parents, Bernard and Marguerite Angood and K.L. "Ping" and Marian Arnold, whose emotional and financial support enabled both Judith Arnold Angood and Arthur Angood to reach their goals in life. The scholarship fund was established by the Angoods with the knowledge that dreams are nearly impossible to reach without financial support. Lifelong resident of Battle Creek, and former assistant superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools, Arthur wanted to create a scholarship fund for individuals from Battle Creek Public School high schools to attend the University of Michigan, his and Judith's alma mater. Judith, a native of Flint, whose parents supported her musical talent, wished to honor them for helping her discover her talent. Arthur and Judith decided to give the support that may be impossible for young people to receive at home so that they may reach their goals and possibly return to contribute to the community.
Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship Fund Donate The Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship was established in 1993 with funds from the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support for academically successful students graduating from Marshall High School who are pursuing a career in mathematics or a field related to mathematics.
Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund Donate The Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund was established to encourage individuals to pursue nursing careers in the Battle Creek Area community.
Anne E. Schwarz Scholarship Fund Donate As a civic leader and ambasador for Battle Creek, Anne Schwarz is remembered fondly by many people in the Battle Creek community. In tribute to her active community involvement, her husband, John J.H. Schwarz M.D., family and friends established the Anne E. Schwarz Scholarship Fund at the time of her death in 1990. Mrs. Schwarz was an inspired volunteer with S.A.F.E. Place, Leila Arboretum, City Recreation Department, and Junior League. Her contributions were instrumental in founding both S.A.F.E. Place and the Leila Arboretum. In 1988, she received a George Award for her civic activities. She loved wildflowers and hiking in northwest Montana. She was an ardent University of Michigan football fan and attended all of the team's home games.
Annette Bornor Adult Scholarship Fund Donate Providing nontraditional scholarship to adults residing in the Athens area who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Annette Marie Probol Scholarship Fund Donate
Ann Platusic Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Believing in the power of higher education, friends and family established this fund in 2007. Ann was born in Alberta, Canada and was naturalized as an American citizen in 1949. Ann worked for Michigan Carton Company for 10 years and Kellogg Company for 31 years until her retirement in 1970. In retirement, she enjoyed working as a beautician in a salon above the former Speaker Pharmacy.
Art & Izora Ward Scholarship Fund Donate Arthur Mason Ward, Sr. and Izora Vereachia Ward met at Tennessee State University where they both received Bachelor's degrees. They moved to Battle Creek in 1955 and became committed servant leaders at their church, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. Their mission was to effectively serve civic and religious organizations to foster a higher quality of life for their community.
ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship Fund Donate The ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area seeking educational opportunities beyond high school. The eligible recipients are dependent children or regular employees of ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. "Employees" may be the parent, legal guardian, stepmother, or stepfather of the dependent child. Retirees and former spouses are excluded from these criteria. The recipient must be a high school graduate or a G.E.D. recipient who has been accepted to a college or university in the fall, or students who are already pursuing a full-time course of study at an accredited two (2) or four (4) year college, university, or vocational-technical school. There is a minimum GPA of 2.5. Selection criteria will be based on academic achievement, career plans, and involvement in school and community activities.
As Scene By...Richard and Shirley DeRuiter Scholarship Fund for Future Visionaries Donate This fund was established by the children of Richard and Shirley DeRuiter in recognition of the impact they have had on our community. With a firm belief in the strength and attributes of our community Rich & Shirley invited the readers of Scene Magazine to travel with them on a journey to learn about the positive side of living and working right here. They continue to be strong supporters and believers in helping their neighbors and because of that want to support the youth of our community as they choose to continue their education right here at home. Scholarships in honor of Richard and Shirley will be awarded to individuals pursuing an education and career in the publishing field, such as communications, graphic design, art, marketing, English, Journalism, or history.
Athens Area Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Donate The Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) was created by and for the residents of the community and, therefore, belongs to everyone in this community! Athens Area Community Foundation responds to our changing needs, including developing postsecondary education scholarships. The AACF Scholarship is for graduating seniors and graduates of Athens High School, or current Athens area residents, who wish to seek postsecondary education and have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
Athens Area Lions Club Scholarship Fund Donate The Athens-Union City Lions Club donated funds to create this endowment fund when the Athens Area Community Foundation was first established. A scholarship is awarded annually to an Athens High School graduating senior, with an emphasis on community service.
Athens Carolyn L. Burnett Scholarship Fund Donate Carolyn Burnett began her teaching career at "Foot of the Lake"(Madison Lake) School in Bronson, MI. She had 18 students from grades 1 through 8 in a one-room school building. She subsequently taught for a short time at Eaton Rapids, then spent 36 years with the Springfield Schools teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Carolyn received a great deal of satisfaction in seeing her students succeed in various careers and become good, honest citizens. Carolyn has made a difference in the lives of many and will continue to do so through awarding a scholarship each year to an Athens graduate.
Athens Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund Donate The Excellence in Education Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who rank in the top five percent of their graduating class, based upon 1st semester senior cumulative GPA. Student rank is verified by the high school counselor.
Athens Rotary Club Scholarship Fund Donate The Athens Rotary Club donated funds to create this endowment fund when the Athens Area Community Foundation was first established. When the club disbanded in 2006, they donated additional funds to support the scholarships. The fund currently provides two scholarships annually to Athens High School graduating seniors. Emphasis is placed on community service.
Barbara, Henrietta & Jack Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Barbara, Henrietta, and Jack Curtis were long-time residents of the Battle Creek community and supporters of the Lakeview Schools. This scholarship was established in memory of them by their family. Eligible applicants must be a resident of the Lakeview School District in Battle Creek, graduating from Lakeview High School or an area district administering the special education program that the student is attending. Student must be a graduating high school senior who is physically challenged (e.g.: flat feet, autism, asthma, learning disabilities, etc.) and plans to attend a two or four-year college or university or accredited institution for post high school studies. Considerations are: potential for success in higher education, demonstration of being achievement-oriented and wants to achieve independence and an ability to live above the handicap.
Barton Farm Co. Scholarship Fund Donate The Barton Farm Company Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Barton family. This scholarship was established in appreciation for the support of the Homer community. The Barton family feels very fortunate that they have been able to employ talented students from the Homer area. The Barton's believe strongly in the importance of education and the continued excellence of our local schools.
Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Health Therapy Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Health Therapy Scholarship Fund was established as a representation of the AMBUCS National Scholarship Outline for the purpose of providing scholarships for those seeking educational opportunities in the health therapy profession. Its objective is to enhance direct therapy services to functionally handicapped and disabled citizens by providing financial assistance to serving men and women for professional training in the various fields of clinical therapy. To be eligible, students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology.
Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund Donate In 2005, the first class of Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame recipients were honored. The following year the board voted to support future Bearcats through scholarships with funds raised while honoring past Bearcats at the annual recognition banquet. Thus, the Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund was established and has been awarding since 2007 to Battle Creek Central High School graduating seniors who are destined to continue Central's legacy as "Pride of the State."
Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to individuals who reside within the Battle Creek Public School District, or are graduates of Battle Creek Central High School, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Recipients must demonstrate extra-curricular or community involvement, exemplify trustworthiness, respect for others, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949 Scholarship Endowment Fund Donate During the Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949's 50th Class Reunion, class members were asked if they wanted to support scholarships for graduating seniors, they unanimously answered yes and quickly established the Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949 Scholarship Fund. It has expanded over the years to not only support children and grandchildren of members of the Class of 1949 but now includes graduating seniors or graduates of Battle Creek Central High School.
Battle Creek Japan Club Scholarship Fund Donate In 2012, the Battle Creek Japan Club's newly elected board officer's, comprised of 19 Japanese firms, established this fund to provide opportunity and support to Battle Creek area graduating seniors. It is with sincere hope that establishing the scholarship will contribute to the Battle Creek area and support a young person's education.
Battle Creek Kennel Club Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Kennel Club Scholarship is awarded to a student currently attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. The recipient must be a resident of the Kennel Club service area. Upon graduation, the recipient must plan to enter a small animal practice. The Battle Creek Kennel Club is a member of the American Kennel Club. As such, it sponsors two shows and a puppy match each year. It encourages and supports good sportsmanship and responsible dog ownership. Among its other projects are support of the Calhoun County 4-H and State 4-H canine programs.
Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free & Accepted Mason's, established January 14, 1847, belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. They are deeply involved in helping people by creating scholarship programs, performing public service activities, and supporting many community-based charitable projects. Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world. This scholarship is presented to a male graduating high school senior who is seeking educational opportunities beyond high school, and has demonstrated high honor, integrity, and morality through their actions in the community.
B.C. Central High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund Donate The members of the class of 1951 have enjoyed a camaraderie and spirit over the years that has been a source of pride. Its most successful members have been people of "good character." With that fact in mind this fund was established by the BCCHS Class of 1951 for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors of Battle Creek Central High School or the grandchildren of the members of the BCCHS Class of 1951, wherever they may live, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. It is their intention to reward students who have achieved academically, demonstrated positive citizenship and exemplify the following character traits: trustworthiness, fairness, respect for others, caring, responsibility and citizenship. The Class of 1951 hopes that recipients of this scholarship will continue to live as "people with character."
BCCF Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to individuals who could not otherwise afford to secure an education; and support for educational achievement.
Bernadette Gordier Scholarship Fund Donate The fund was established to honor the memory of Bernadette Gordier by assisting educational support professionals at Battle Creek Public Schools seeking to receive a teaching credential. “Bernie” worked tirelessly to support the students and staff at Battle Creek Public Schools. Her dedication and passion will live on in those who receive this scholarship.
Bessie L. Smith Scholarship Fund Donate Bessie L. Smith Scholarship Fund was established in 2000. Bessie L. Smith was born in 1904 and lived her entire life of 95 years in the Homer area. She graduated from Homer High School in 1922. Bessie attended Teachers College, now know as Western Michigan University, and received a teacher certificate. She taught and substituted for many years in the Homer area. Bessie married William Smith and raised five children, all of whom graduated from Homer High School. She continued to substitute teach while raising her family and was involved with young people in the community. Her dedication and commitment to the Homer community was an important part of her life.
Bettie & Jim Cox Scholarship Fund Donate This fund has been established for the increasing number of individuals entering the field of manufacturing technology (i.e.: welding, computer-assisted design, machine shop, drafting) in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area. Scholarship recipients are graduates of the Calhoun Area Career Center Manufacturing Technology Program, who are pursuing careers in manufacturing technology. Academic performance, financial need, and citizenship are considered during the selection process.
Betty M. Root Scholarship Fund Donate Betty M. (Kiblinger) Root graduated from Delton High School in 1940. She was a member and Past Matron and Life Member of the Prudence Nobles Chapter #366 of the Eastern Star. This fund was established to create scholarships for students of Delton Kellogg High School.
Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund Donate The Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established as a memorial tribute to the life of Bill Evans. Bill's career in education spanned 27 years. During his teaching career at Battle Creek Central High School, he was also chairman of the business department. He held positions as the wrestling coach, coaching three individual state champions, and served as athletic director. He is also known for his work with the City of Battle Creek as a sports promotion director. He was instrumental in bringing many sporting events to Battle Creek. Bill was unique in his relationships with people and truly valued his friends, as they were an important part of his life. Eligible candidates will be graduating male or female seniors of Battle Creek Central High School who have participated in athletics. Preference will be given to wrestlers.
BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship Donate BlueOx Credit Union strives to serve their members by providing quality financial services to make a difference and improve the lives of their members. Blue OX also prides itself on serving members from diverse cultural communities throughout their Michigan service area. The BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship is open to all graduating high school senior members pursuing any form of postsecondary education. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of academic performance, drive to achieve future goals, financial need, and community involvement.
Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Major Helen Hollins funded the Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund with money from her brother's estate, the late Dudley Bradford. Major Hollins had a vision for the future of young people at Second Missionary Baptist Church. A scholarship committee was appointed by then pastor, Rev. Albert Thomas, to evaluate potential recipients. To date numerous scholarships have been given out. Major Hollins' vision is now a reality.
Brass Band of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund Donate This purpose of this fund is to support the Brass Band of Battle Creek.
Breanne Blodgett Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Through the combined efforts of the Climax Rotary Club and some other local individuals, the memory of a little girl with a gentle smile and kind heart, Breanne Blodgett, will live on each year through this fund beginning in the year 2010, the year Breanne would have graduated. Breanne, who was energetic, loving, and full of life, will be remembered as a little hero after her organs touched eight people's lives. Recipients of this scholarship are graduating seniors from Climax-Scotts High School.
Brenda Lee Belt Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Brenda Lee Belt was a 1973 graduate of Harper Creek High School who was a top student with a tender heart for all people. Brenda loved her family, friends, and animals, and was invariably thinking of others. She was always able to see the good in all people and possessed limitless compassion. Brenda knew how to enjoy life by having multiple creative passions, interesting conversation, and a down-to-earth nature. Brenda's family would like to celebrate her memory by helping students who, like Brenda, exhibit a kind, thoughtful, tolerant, and compassionate character.
Brenda L. Hunt & Robert and Eleanor DeVries Scholarship Fund Donate Aviation and its related careers are the largest job-related cluster in the greater Battle Creek community. This fund was established to support Calhoun County graduating seniors pursuing a career in aviation. An emphasis will be placed on selecting applicants attending Western Michigan University's College of Aviation. The fund is named in honor of the CEO of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Brenda L. Hunt, by the major benefactors, Ellie and Bob DeVries. The scholarship focus was selected as a way to provide assistance to scholars who could secure their education and employment right here in our community.
Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Brittany Despins, a Marshall native who was dedicated to helping others through her work as a paramedic. Brittany's life was tragically cut short at the age of 22 due to a traffic accident in fall of 2012. Calhoun County residents who are enrolled or accepted into the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) basic and paramedic certificate programs at Kellogg Community College are able to apply for this scholarship. Through the creation of this scholarship fund, Brittany's family hopes her brave and selfless spirit will continue through the work of others.
Bronson Battle Creek Medical Staff Scholarship Fund Donate The Bronson Battle Creek Medical Staff Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to encourage Calhoun County, MI residents to pursue studies in a patient-oriented (direct patient care) medical or dental program and/or allied health field, such as nursing, medical technician, dental hygienist, etc.
Bronson Class of 1981 Memorial Scholarship Donate The Bronson Class of 1981 Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarship to Brinson area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
CACC Automotive Service Technology Scholarship Fund Donate This fund has been established for the increasing number of qualified auto service technicians in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area. Scholarship recipients are graduates of the Calhoun Area Career Center Auto Service Technology Program who are pursuing a career in automotive technology.
CACC Clara Miner-Fuller Scholarship (See verse) Donate This fund has been established to provide scholarships for CATC students to further their careers by taking post-secondary classes and to assist CATC in developing programs which will meet students' needs for education in technological fields. Whenever possible, funding will be prioritized for, but not limited to, programs and students in the Agriscience and Natural Resources fields.
CACC Connie Dillard Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund is for recipients enrolled in a nontraditional occupation (any occupation in which women or men comprise 25% or less of total employment) and enrolled at a post-secondary training school such as Ferris State University, Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, etc.
Calder-Gilbert Math & Science Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by Kurt Calder, a 1982 graduate of Pennfield High School, and the late June Gilbert, a mathematics teacher at Pennfield from 1961-1986. Kurt always knew he had a talent for mathematics since the first grade. In seventh grade, he took part in a math competition that was offered by the state, doing so well that he went to a regional and then state finals. When he got to high school, he met June Gilbert, head of the math department. She inspired him and took him to math competitions, where he helped Pennfield win the team award, and won the overall individual award his senior year. June and Kurt believed there are young women with excellent math and science abilities, without a chance to use them and encourages women to pursue studies in math and science. This scholarship awards to two Pennfield High School graduating seniors, one of which must be female.
Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship Fund Donate The Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) was established in 1923, with four objectives: 1) to promote greater interest in legislation affecting retired school employees; 2) to furnish a practical basis for united action among those devoted to the cause of public education; 3) to support in every way possible the MARSP and the American Association of Retired Persons, NRTA Division; and 4) to promote voluntary participation by its members in civic and educational affairs. This scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to relatives of the current membership of the Calhoun County Chapter of the MARSP who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Other educational related opportunities may also be supported by this scholarship.
Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Fund Donate The Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students who are residents of or employed in Calhoun County. Individuals must also be enrolled in a nursing baccalaureate program at an accredited Michigan college/university, or the Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, scholastic performance, recommendations, and letters of reference. It is the Alliance's hope that the scholarship recipient will be employed in Calhoun County for at least one year following graduation.
Calhoun County Swine Club Scholarship Fund Donate The MSU Extension - Calhoun County Swine Club Scholarship was originally established with the Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County and the MSU 4-H Extension office by Homer residents Steve and Julie Swafford. The Swine Club Scholarship was established to support and promote a college education for Swine Club Members. Annual fundraisers have been established to support this scholarship. In 2015, the scholarship fund was moved to the Homer Area Community Foundation and is managed in cooperation with the MSU 4-H Extension Office.
Carl C. Gawart Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in memory of Carl C. Gawart, a former superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools. Mr. Gawart exemplified the traits of honesty, integrity, and devotion to duty. Mr. Gawart was a devoted administrator who strove to provide the best educational opportunities to the students of the Harper Creek Community Schools.
Carlos M. Gutierrez Scholarship Fund Donate Carlos M. Gutierrez was Chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company from 1999 until 2005, when he was named United States Secretary of Commerce under the Bush Administration. Mr. Gutierrez had a thirty-year career with the Kellogg Company, and through his inspiring leadership, has left a strong legacy in this community.
Carolyn Doerr Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Carolyn Barnett Doerr (1956-2010) loved animals from very early in life. She was the person who took in and care of strays. When she had her own 2 horses she created a unique bond with them. Everyone could see the affection between her and her horses, but it was still important to her to feed and care for all the barn cats. Carolyn was a loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. As a result of a tragic accident, she was taken from us far too soon. This fund has been established so that others may come to know the loving bond between a horse and a rider, and all that bond can do for a person. Through this fund we hope Carolyn's love of horses lives on.
Carolyn L. Burnett Scholarship Fund Donate Carolyn Burnett established this fund for one simple truth, "I would not have gone to college had it not been for the scholarship I received." Carolyn wanted to help others as she had been helped, knowing when others support your educational dreams in some way, you should do your best, and persevere, whatever the obstacles to succeed. Carolyn attended Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University) where she received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught 2nd grade at Springfield Elementary for over 30 years. She stated, "There's more to teaching than the 3 R's, there are 3 more R's that are important too: Rights, Respect and Responsibility." This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School and/or Athens Area High School, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, at a college, university, or technical school.
Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship Fund Donate The Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship was established to honor a Battle Creek native who found her calling in the field of Marketing. After graduating from Battle Creek Central, Carolyn Nordstrom earned a degree in Communications at Michigan State University. Even with all her success in the business world, Nordstrom arguably became best know as the quiet, behind-the-scenes promoter of a better Battle Creek.
Caswell - LaPierre Scholarship Fund Donate The Angela Caswell-LaPierre and Gregory John LaPierre Scholarship Fund was established in honor/memory of Angie and Greg to provide educational scholarships to assist graduating seniors from Harper Creek High School and St. Phillip High School. This fund provides educational scholarships to two students, one student at Harper Creek High School wishing to attend a college or university planning to become a business leader, and one student at St. Philip High School who has overcome specific challenges and is planning to attend either college or a trade or occupational training school. Angie and Greg believe in investing in our future and assisting those who need assistance to attend college, technical school, or other accredited institutions.
Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund Donate The Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund was established from the proceeds generated through the sale of the Ceresco Community Club building. These proceeds were specifically designated to serve Harper Creek High School youth through the establishment of an educational scholarship. In addition to strong academic performance, recipients of the Ceresco Community Club Scholarship have made significant volunteer contributions to their community.
C. Glen Walter Scholarship Fund Donate C. Glen Walter served the Harper Creek Community Schools for over 33 years. He began as a teacher at Harper Creek Junior High in 1962 and became Junior High principal in 1966. Next he served as curriculum director for seven years and then as assistant superintendent for instruction for five years. Glen served his later years as superintendent, retiring in 1995. During his tenure as superintendent, he performed in an exemplary manner, bringing both political and financial stability to a once troubled district. This scholarship was initiated by friends and supporters at the time of his retirement in honor of his many contributions to the students, school and community.
Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund was created with the remaining assets of a charitable trust of the same name in Mrs. Brackett's will which was created in 1942. The fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of any Battle Creek public high school for further education in engineering, medicine or law.
Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund Donate The Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 by the family and friends of Christa Ferree, who was a student at Harper Creek High School until her untimely death in 1991. She played baseball, was a cheerleader, served as Vice President of her class, and enjoyed long bike rides. Most special to Christa were stray animals that easily found their way to her home. Eligible applicants are female graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School. Awarding criteria: GPA of 2.5 or above, financial need (determined by federal guidelines), strong desire to continue education beyond high school, creativity, ambition and initiative.
Christian J. and Elaine M. Seedorf Scholarship Fund Donate After being married for almost twenty years, Christian, a Navy veteran who was working as a pattern maker, suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side and unable to provide for his family. Following the stroke, Elaine, who was 38 years old at the time, was determined to return to school and earn a Nursing degree from Kellogg Community College. Elaine overcame many obstacles as she had to become the breadwinner for her spouse and six children. This fund was established by the Seedorf family to honor their parents' commitment and perseverance towards a goal in hopes of supporting others who despite the obstacles are determined to succeed.
Christopher Cowan Higgins Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The family of Christopher Cowan Higgins, M.D. has established this memorial fund to honor his memory and his passion for the practice of medicine in the greater Battle Creek community. Upon completion of his residency in radiology in June 1967, he joined a group of radiologists in Battle Creek where he worked until his retirement, December 31, 1997. He especially enjoyed the field of interventional radiology. From 1963 until 1969, he served as a Flight Surgeon with the Michigan Air National Guard. Award recipients will be those who have been admitted to, or are currently attending a medical school in the State of Michigan. It is the desire of the family that medical students who receive the Christopher Cowan Higgins Memorial Scholarship remain in the State of Michigan to practice once they have completed their training.
Chuck Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established by Battle Creek Central High School and friends of Chuck Turner at the time of his retirement in 2000, in honor of his 29 years of dedicated service to Battle Creek Public Schools. Chuck coached basketball for 32 years and touched the lives of many individuals. His coaching accomplishments are legendary. At a ceremony in January 2000, Battle Creek Central named the court at Central Field House "Chuck Turner Court." Coach Turner was a vital part of Battle Creek and Battle Creek Central Bearcat basketball history. He developed and led the Bearcats to a 517-190 record over two stints with the Bearcats from 1967-77 and 1979-2000. He also coached at Willow Run in Ypsilanti, MI and finished with 565 wins overall and at the time of his death in 2006 was fourth for most wins in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) history. Turner coached four Bearcat teams into the Class A Final Four and watched 15 teams win 20 or more games in a season. He was named City Coach of the Year 14 times and Regional Coach of the Year 7 times. Other accolades include: 1989 Detroit News Coach of the Year, 1990 voted into the Coaches Hall of Fame by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM), 1991 BCAM Class A Coach of the Year, 1992 MHSAA Coach of the Year, and 1996 Associated Press Class A Coach of the Year.
Clarence & Ruth Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Judith Cole Williamson and LaVaughn Cole established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Clarence and Ruth Cole, who maintained a life-long interest in the education of young people in the community. Their primary interest was helping young people develop to their full potential. Clarence and Ruth Cole realized that by giving to others, it would come back in abundance.
Clifton J. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Mr. Woods was a life member of the NAACP, the Urban League and the Battle Creek Civic League. He was also a 60-year member of Strothers Masonic Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation. In 1988, at 92 years of age, Mr. Woods received the Senior Citizens Award and District Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.
Community Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to support participation in the Community Leadership Academy.
Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund Donate In 2015, the Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund was established as a combined fund to address and promote vocal excellence and instruction. Connie Amos was a young woman who loved singing and loved being a member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus. Following her tragic death in an automobile accident in 1980, her parents established the Connie Amos Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory. The fund has provided and will continue to provide other young people with the means to pursue their interest in vocal music. Orville E. Strang was an active member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus for fifty years. During that time he performed as a soloist in many Chorus productions. Orville studied with private voice teachers during his adult life in order to develop his rich bass-baritone voice. It was his wish that the Strang scholarship would provide the opportunity for private study to young people and adults who wished to become excellent choral singers and soloists. The Strang scholarship was established following his death in 2004.
Crandall Family Scholarship Fund Donate The Crandall Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Larry Crandall in memory of his wife, Mary Dibble-Crandall, and his parents Mason and Marjorie Crandall. Larry was fortunate that the G.I. Bill made a provision for his college education. This scholarship fund is established so that others might be able to continue their education beyond high school.
Crider/Bommersbach Scholarship Fund Donate This fund is being established to recognize all educational personnel who are committed to the success of all students, especially those who have struggled in traditional educational settings. This also celebrates those students who have continued to work through adversity to complete their high school education with clear plans for post-secondary goals. It also recognizes the vision and commitment of the Battle Creek Area Educator's Task Force who identified the need and established the Battle Creek Area Learning Center, operating as Calhoun Community High School, and the dedicated work of the educational professionals who have worked to make this vision a reality. Although it is labeled the Crider/Bommersbach Scholarship in honor of Charles Crider and Tom Bommersbach, the first Director and Counselor, it is truly a recognition of all of the staff and students and those in the community who celebrate the small and large successes of every student.
Curry Family Scholarship Fund Donate The Curry Family Scholarship is established to honor Dr. R. K. Curry, MD (1905-1987) and Dr. R. Bruce Curry, DDS (1944-2006). Dr. R. K. Curry served the Homer community as a family physician and surgeon from 1933 to 1973 and served in WWII, 1942-1945. He and his wife, Winnifred, also served terms on the Homer school board for years when each of their four children; Charles, Carolyn, Bruce and David were in Homer schools. Dr. Curry also provided free physical exams for any athlete desiring to participate in Homer Community Schools athletics. Dr. R. Bruce Curry graduated from Homer High School in 1962, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1966, and then graduated from the U of M School of Dentistry in 1970. He married Janice Camburn (Homer Class of 1963) in 1967 and opened a dental practice in Eaton Rapids after serving as an Army dentist, including a tour in Vietnam. Together they raised two sons, Scott and William. Bruce also served on the Eaton County Hospital Board during critical hospital financial times. He passed away in 2006 after a short illness. The Curry family established this scholarship to honor their family's commitment to the Homer area and to the medical and dental fields.
Dandamudi Family - Corey Harrison Renker Tennis Scholarship Fund Donate The Dandamudi-Corey Harrison Renker Tennis Scholarship was established in honor of a great man on and off the courts, Corey Harrison Renker Tennis Coach. It is intended to provide scholarships for those who participated on the Lakeview High School Tennis Team.
Dandamudi Family - Desiree Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate A local physician's recognition of a patients' struggles, perseverance, and sheer will in the face of a chronic illness led to the establishment of the Desiree Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2010. The Dandamudi Family - Desiree Fields Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors who attended both Battle Creek Central High School and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center (BCAMSC) for four years and are seeking a degree in a field that utilizes the advanced training that the BCAMSC provides.
Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund Donate A local physician's positive volunteer experience led to the establishment of the Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund in 2010. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who attended the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center (BCAMSC) for four years and are seeking a degree in any medical related field or a field that utilized the advanced training that the BCAMSC provides.
Dan Petersen Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This memorial fund was created from contributions by Dan's friends and several of the organizations to which he belonged. Dan Petersen was a 1975 graduate of Lakeview High School. If he could, Dan would remind us that high school and life, like athletics, can and should be a great experience, but should be enjoyed while not neglecting the other skills and traits that remain with us for life.
Darrien Ahmad LaGrand Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Music Center of South Central Michigan Donate Darrien Ahmad La Grand was a talented young boy who passed in his sleep at the age of 11. He was very involved with the Sojourner Truth Choir and was a skilled pianist. This fund provides an ongoing tribute to Darrien and the activities he loved so very much.
Dave Kennedy Sportsmanship Scholarship Donate Dave Kennedy is remembered by his family and friends as a humble, cheerful, respectful and responsible man who profoundly loved those nearest to him and the sport of hockey. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1986, David joined the Air Force as a pilot with the 110th Fighter Wing. David served his country for over 23 years and was decorated with two Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor and a Bronze Star. It was during his service that he met and married the love of his life and best friend, Renee Kennedy. David and Renee were married for over 25 years and have two children. During this time, David coached the Battle Creek Bruins Youth Hockey league for over 11 years, while also playing hockey on the Men's League. After his passing in 2016, the Battle Creek Men's League established the annual David Kennedy Award for sportsmanship, and the Kennedy Cup.
Dave Studer Athletic Wrestling Scholarship Fund Donate In 2016, Harper Creek Community Schools celebrated 50 years of Dave Studer coaching wrestling for Harper Creek, while also teaching many of those years. Dave has been a role model for generations of wrestlers and Harper Creek students alike. This fund was established to provide scholarships to recipients who were members of the Harper Creek wrestling team for three years and plan on attending a 4-year college.
David Scott Turner Memorial Vocal Music Award Fund Donate The Fund was established in loving memory of David Scott Turner for the purpose of providing scholarships for vocal music lessons to 8th and 9th grade students at Battle Creek Public Schools and Lakeview School District. The scholarship may be used for, but not limited to, the following examples: music lessons offered through private instructor or college such as Kellogg Community College; or towards attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen, the Music Center of South Central Michigan, and/or other music programs and institutions. Criteria includes students that exhibit interest and love of music, are continually working to better themselves, are dedicated to their musical group, and are making an effort to be a team member. Candidates do not need to be making a career in vocal music.
David Wallace Sportship Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to youths with financial need and recognized as David Wallace Sportships within Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association.
Dawn R. Vaive Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Dawn was a graduate of Harper Creek High School, class of 1982, where she earned twelve varsity letters in swimming, volleyball, and softball. In 2009 she was inducted into the Harper Creek Athletic Hall of Fame. She earned her B.S. in Special Education from Western Michigan University, where she was Magnum Cum Laude. Dawn also received her M.S. in Reading from WMU. She taught at the former Lincoln Elementary School for five years before becoming a stay at home mom. In 2012 she resumed her role as an educator at Wattles Park Elementary. She had the ability to connect with her students, instilling in them a sense of confidence and motivation to overcome their adversities. Dawn was a selfless woman who fought tirelessly for those who did not have a voice. She touched the lives of countless individuals over the course of her young life. Her greatest joy in life was being a mom to Nick and Madi. Having been a cancer survivor (ovarian), her fortitude and love for her children at that time was astounding. She was the pillar of strength and the shoulder to cry on for her family at all times. Dawn had a wicked sense of humor and her beauty and grace was something to be admired. Dawn's family would like to honor her memory by awarding scholarships to students who, like she, have overcome obstacles, are empathetic to others, celebrate their life and those in it, and strive to better the lives of those around them.
Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship Donate The Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship is an opportunity for Calhoun County (Michigan) teachers to broaden their horizon with the international study and teaching experience. Funded by Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso, both long-time local educators, the DeMasos understand that an international teaching and study experience can change the world for area students and teachers alike.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Fund Donate Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through its 5-Point programs in local communities throughout the world. The Battle Creek Alumnae Chapter, chartered in 1980, began soon after it chartered to award scholarships to community-minded, academically gifted graduating high school senior African American women within its service area.
Dennis Oberlin Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of Dennis Oberlin. Mr. Oberlin was involved in the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher, coach and driver education teacher in the Athens school district for many years. He also officiated basketball all over the state. Selection is based on maintaining a 3.0 GPA and attending a four-year college or university.
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. Scholarship Fund Donate DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. has established a scholarship to pay homage to qualities such as trustworthiness, modesty, integrity, sincerity, cooperation, vision, innovation and creativity. This award is designed to celebrate the whole student and selects its recipients based on extra-curricular activities, work experience, personal recommendations, interview and an essay.
Detective David C. Adams Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Education Donate
Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship Fund Donate The Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship was established in loving memory of Detective Brann by his family. The purpose is to provide scholarships to individuals who are considered a minority by race or representation in the police officer profession. The scholarship will be available for graduates (non-traditional students) or graduating high school seniors from the Battle Creek area who are seeking educational opportunities in the Kellogg Community College Police Academy in order to become a police officer. The Battle Creek area is defined as residents or schools providing diplomas or other graduate equivalency in the townships of Pennfield, Emmett, Bedford and the Cities of Springfield and Battle Creek. Eligible students should demonstrate potential to succeed in the police academy program. Financial need, character, volunteer involvement, leadership and commitment to community will also be considered. For the purpose of this scholarship minority will be defined as African American, Hispanic, Female or other populations which are under-represented in the police officer profession.
Domenick and Grazia Pontoni Scholarship Fund Donate The Dominick and Grazia Pontoni Scholarship Fund was established in December, 1997 by Ray and Peggy Pontoni in honor of Ray's parents, Domenick and Grazia Pontoni. This endowment fund has provided two annual scholarships for Athens High School graduating seniors since 1998. Selection is based on a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and service to community, church, or school.
Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund Donate The Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to assist members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Battle Creek in obtaining a post-secondary degree. Preference may be given to individuals pursuing degrees at Valparaiso Univeristy, where Bobbie received an honorary degree and her son Dave graduated, Northwestern University, where Don and son Rick received degrees, and Western Michigan University, where Bobbie graduated and also did postgraduate work later in life.
Don Trumblee & Joseph Norrod Scholarship Fund Donate Donald Trumblee was a native of Athens and a graduate of Athens High School. He taught science in the middle school for two years and was later named the building principal. While in his first year, he was tragically killed in a hunting accident. After his death in 1972, a scholarship was established in his name through donations from family and friends. Selection is based on proven leadership qualities and strong academic credentials.
Dora Zanotti Wideman Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Dora Zanotti Wideman. Dora was very proud of her own school achievements. To celebrate Dora's life, this fund will provide a scholarship in her name annually to an outstanding student attending a school located in Springfield.
Dr. Mathikere and Lily Rajachar Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was originally established in 1998 by Lily Rajachar in memory of her husband, Dr. Mathikere Rajachar. At the request of the family, Lily's name was added in 2014 after her passing. Both displayed a strong leadership and commitment to education believing that by obtaining a good education, you can achieve anything. Dr. Rajachar and Lily were always willing to help others who were willing to learn, work hard and displayed ambition while pursuing their goals. In fact, Lily had a particular interest in making sure women interested in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers had the supports they needed to succeed.
Dr. Paul V. & Evelyn A. Ponitz Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to support graduates or graduating seniors who will be pursuing a degree at a four-year accredited university or a community college. Recipients must demonstrate the same characteristics shared by Dr. Ponitz: goal oriented, dedicated, energized, and fully committed to obtaining a degree.
Dr. Peter & Laura Hong Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to secondary students who wish to attend Battle Creek Academy.
Dr. Richard W., Leota N. and Terry C. Nihart Scholarship Fund Donate Leota N. Nihart taught at Battle Creek Public Schools LaMora Park Elementary for 14 years and continued volunteering for more than 13 years, well into her 90's. When discussing the considerable amount of time she has spent at LaMora Park Elementary, she stated, "I loved every minute of it." Her heart for the children of this community and her desire to help those who need a little support pursuing their postsecondary dreams led her to establish the Leota N. Nihart Scholarship Fund in 2015. In 2018, recognizing the many contributions of the Nihart family, Mrs. Nihart changed the name of the fund to the Dr. Richard W., Leota N. and Terry C. Nihart Scholarship Fund. Honoring her husband, Richard, who was employed at the Kellogg Company and a long-time local chiropractor and her son Terry, an artist and past manager of art galleries throughout southwestern Michigan.
Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate A noted physician in the Battle Creek community, Dr. Zaplitny was a committed member of the medical profession. Dr. Zaplitny was born in Tarnopil, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States in 1950. In honor of his work in the Battle Creek community, the Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship was established upon his death in 1994.
Edite Balks Walter, M.D. Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to help women seeking degrees in biology, chemistry, physics and human or animal medicine. Dr. Walter is a graduate of the former Springfield High School. Through the assistance of various scholarships, she graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College. Dr. Walter remains an inspiration and believes, "Women Can Do Science and Should Do Science."
Edith Leonard Scholarship Fund Donate The Edith Leonard Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends to continue her interest in vocational education. Preference for the scholarship award is to a student who has attended the CACC and plans to pursue advanced training. Selection is based on sound academic achievement and demonstration of financial need.
Edward and Toni Fugate Health Care Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in recognition of Toni Fugate's over 40 year career in nursing, an educational career that began at Kellogg Community College. Because of this, the Fugate's wanted to support those going into a patient-oriented health care program or allied health field at Kellogg Community College.
Edward L. & Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Fund Donate Edward L. & Joanne M. Drewno established this scholarship to recognize and honor their parents, Stanley and Josephine Drewno, and Lloyd and Martha Mason, who by their example and guidance, instilled in Edward and Joanne good moral values and respect for and a desire to help other people. Edward retired from Post Cereals in 1984, and Joanne retired in 1985 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Elizabeth Booth Scholarship Fund Donate The Elizabeth Booth Scholarship was originally established with Homer community Schools by her husband Dave in her memory. Elizabeth Booth was a dedicated and beloved kindergarten teacher in Homer. She passed away from cancer during her first year of retirement, but her memory lives on in the hearts of many of her past students and colleagues. In 2012, the scholarship fund was moved to the Homer Area Community Foundation.
Elizabeth Mary List Scholarship Fund Donate Elizabeth Mary List was a model student, she exhibited strong academic skills, was artistic, a gourmet cook, and played the piano. Words from the musical, The Sound of Music, so well sum up her courage through her long illness, which she termed her ''impossible dream''. For 20 years, Liz battled with a disease that finally took her life in 1992. This scholarship is given in loving memory of Elizabeth Mary List. Eligible applicants must be St. Philip Catholic Central High School graduating seniors. Selection criteria include: academic performance, demonstrated leadership ability, financial need, winning resilient spirit.
Endeavor Charter Academy 8th Grade Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund was established for the purpose of awarding scholarships to 8th grade Endeavor Charter Academy students, payable upon high school graduation, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Evelyn Conkell Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide choir music for the Battle Creek Academy Choir Program.
Fin's Journalism Program Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Journalism programs within Lakeview School District and to provide scholarships to Lakeview seniors who participated in Journalism programs in High School and seek educational opportunities beyond High School.
Florence Leaffy Tucker Class of 1929 Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a Battle Creek Public Schools senior woman scholar-athlete who has also demonstrated service to her school and community.
Floyd C. & Gwendolyn M. Oglesby Scholarship Fund Donate The Floyd C. and Gwendolyn M. Oglesby Scholarship Fund was established to help provide assistance for high school seniors from BCCHS to attend Kellogg Community College. Floyd and Gwen Oglesby always had an interest in helping students to improve their lives through education. Both were active in the schools and community throughout their many years in Battle Creek. Floyd was involved as a teacher and coach at BCCHS, counselor at KCC and as city commissioner and mayor of Battle Creek. Gwen was in a lifetime supporting role with the Oglesby family, with Community Chorus, and as a dental hygienist for many years. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, exhibit active community service and volunteerism to improve the lives of those living in Battle Creek, while also showing their strong work ethic and passion for civic responsibility.
Frank & Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship Fund Donate Santo & Maria Zanetti created the Frank & Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship in honor of Santo's parents for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area. When asked about their motivation for establishing the fund, Santo replied, "Battle Creek is a wonderful place to live. We felt we owed something to this community. This is where we made our living - this is where we should share."
Frayssignes-Randall Scholarship Fund Donate The Frayssignes-Randall Scholarship Fund was established by Phillip Pierre Antoine Randall for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors and adult graduates of Calhoun County high schools. The Scholarship will remember two families who lived and worked in the Battle Creek area from 1900 to the present. Pierre Frayssignes and his wife, Sidonie immigrated from a small village in southern France prior to WW1. Pierre worked initially in Pennsylvania coal mines and ended up in the Battle Creek area. He knew both C W Post and W K Kellogg personally, working for both at different times. At one time he was the oldest and longest-serving Kellogg factory employee. His youngest daughter was Dr. Randall’s mother, Blanche Sidonie Frayssignes. The Randall family were prairie farmers from English/Irish stock who settled in the Climax area in the late 1800s. Floyd and Kitty Randall lost their first farm to the WW2 expansion of Fort Custer and the Battle Creek airfield, moving north to the Assyria area. Their oldest son was Dr. Randall’s father Charles DuWayne Randall. These names and those of their offspring will be found scattered throughout the historical records of Calhoun County and later, throughout the world. These families placed great value on education, hard work and personal responsibility as a means to self-sufficiency. Scholarship assistance to further individual development is consistent with these values.
Gary & Marlene Beard Athletic Scholarship Fund Donate By the time May 9, 2014 arrived, the surprise event, "Operation Code Purple" had been successfully kept a secret from the honorees and namesakes of the Gary and Marlene Beard Athletic Scholarship Fund. A fitting tribute to who many see as Lakeview School Districts, "First Couple." No matter what event you go to, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling or golf, just to name a few, you will probably hear Gary and Marlene in the crowd yelling, "Go Lakeview!"
George & Betty Petredean Scholarship Fund Donate George and Betty Petredean feel very fortunate they had caring adults who encouraged and assisted them in pursuing a college education. "We're very appreciative of what we have had and enjoy sharing our good fortune. I hope later in life the scholarship recipients will be able to do the same" -George Petredean. This scholarship was established in 1994 for graduates of Homer High School. Extra consideration is given to family members of descendants of past or present employees of Calhoun Foundry and Trojan Heat Treat.
George Byelich Student Athletic Scholarship Fund Donate Participation in and enjoyment of sports and athletics were a big part of George's life. Growing up in Lansing, Michigan as the fifth child in a family of eight of immigrant parents, George somehow managed to learn how to play golf at an early age. Golf and the friendships he made in the sport were a very important and enjoyable part of his life. George also ran on the Track and Cross country teams at Lansing Eastern High School and ran Cross Country at Michigan State University. The Lakeview School District, its students and staff were also a very important part of George's life. By living across the street from Lakeview High School, having two sons graduate from there and by participating in many school-related activities over the course of thirty years, George made many cherished friendsand acquaintances with the students, staff and coaches. Through his efforts over twenty years as a volunteer timer and referee for LHS, Kellogg Community College and Battle Creek Swim Club swim meets, George got to know several generations of swimmers and their families. George also volunteered as a timer for Cross Country meets, and for a number of years was a volunteer assistant tot he Boys' and Girls' Golf Teams. In these and other sports, George especially enjoyed seeing the development and progression of the athletes, both in sports and as individuals. As sports and athletics were so important to his developmentand enjoyment, George was always glad to see a child's interest in any type of sport of physical activity and did his best to encourage it. Accordingly, his family is very appreciative and proud that this Fund has been established in recognition of George, and may in some way assist in the growth and development of students through their participation in sports or athletics. George Byelich (1920-1993)
George Cummings and Elvis Frost Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by the families of Joy & David Foster and Kathleen Litton in memory of their grandparents. George & Nola Cummings were unable to have children, but they became second parents to David. They were hard working, generous and loving. George served in the Army during WWII and worked at Chrysler for over 30 years before he retired and went to work for Avis. Elvis and Pauline Frost raised four children and they were Joy's grandparents. They were also hardworking, generous and loving. Elvis worked at the Buick plant in Flint for more than 40 years. Both families lived through the depression and knew what it took to make it in hard times. As a result, they valued education and the trades. They would be so pleased to know that their hard work is now helping students get a quality education. Selection criteria include a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, excellent attendance, evidence of good character, demonstration of potential to succeed, and financial need. Preference is given to applicants accepted into a post-secondary technical or trade program.
George V. Dodd Scholarship Fund Donate George Dodd enjoyed life and his family. He was active in their lives. He displayed patience, persistence, professionalism, fairness, kindness, and collaboration at home and work. George served in the Navy during World War II as a radar instructor. After the war, he graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He worked 37 years at Kellogg's as a Project Engineer. He traveled to Kellogg plants in multiple continents. He participated in local and national engineering clubs and found the energy to lead groups ranging from the Boy Scouts to the PTA. His children attended Battle Creek Public Schools, received an excellent education, and participated in extracurricular activities, sports, and Clear Lake Camp activities. They graduated college and received advanced degrees. The Dodd family would like to honor George's memory by helping Battle Creek Public School graduates achieve their career goals.
Georgia L. Howard Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to honor Georgia L. Howard, by her children, who acknowledge her as the "mother of mothers," in recognition of her kind, loving and helping spirit for all children in hopes that those who receive it will be blessed and be a blessing.
Georgia Rothberg Nursing Scholarship Fund Donate Georgia Rothberg was a school nurse. She as very concerned about cancer research and volunteered many hours with the American Cancer Society. In establishing this scholarship fund, it was Georgia's hope that dedicated nursing careers would develop from this assistance, and that the scholarship recipients share the value of their education with the community. This scholarship was designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are currently providing nursing services or desire to provide nursing services in the Battle Creek area for educational expenses incurred to obtain nursing degrees and/or continuing nursing education for those who have already obtained nursing degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, financial need, character and citizenship, and motivation to succeed.
Gerald and Ruth Stanton Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in memory of Gerald and Ruth Stanton, long-time Athens area residents. Gerald worked for 25 years at Spoor and Parlin, now known as Greenmark Equipment, where he greeted customers by their first name. Ruth was a homemaker who not only raised their seven children but fostered over 20 children throughout the years. Inspired by his parents, Allen Stanton, who passed away in October 2020 had a vision for a scholarship that would honor his parent?s legacy. Allen thoroughly believed that the youth are the future and wanted there to be a way to aid the youth in the greater Athens area community pursue their post-secondary education dreams. Knowing that there were already established scholarships for the top athletes or the valedictorians, he wanted an educational scholarship for the average student. Someone who might not have the highest grades but gives their best effort. This scholarship was established to provide funds to Athens Area Schools graduating seniors and Athens Area Adults with a minimum GPA of 2.0, seeking post-secondary educational opportunities beyond high school. Preference will be given to students pursuing educational opportunities in the skilled trades, apprenticeship, or certificate programs and/or foster youth.
Gerald D. Barnes Family Scholarship Fund Donate Gerald D. Barnes, a 1942 Colon High School graduate, was a standout four-year varsity first baseman. Following high school, he attended Argubright Business College for one year. He married Vera H. Kellogg in 1944, a 1942 graduate of Battle Creek Central - one of only two of 13 siblings to graduate high school. Vera played baseball during the time men where off at war and Gerald often kept score for her team. Their honeymoon was spent at a Detroit Tigers game and their love of baseball continued their entire lives. In 1945, Gerald was drafted into the U.S. Army and they put his business education to good use processing soldiers coming home from WWII. As a veteran he had been called a hero, but disagreed stating, "Those who fought overseas were the true heroes." Once discharged in 1946, he wore a flag pin every day, proudly displaying his love of Country and rests forever with his pin over his heart. Following his service, Gerald worked at Post Cereals Carton and Container Division in Battle Creek for 40 years. Higher education was not common amongst Gerald's generation, but he and Vera understood their children and grandchild would need it to succeed and to this end, supported their education in every way they could. Their daughter received a certificate from Kellogg Community College and retired from Battle Creek Public Schools after 44 years. Their son earned a Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University, and after serving our Country during the Vietnam conflict, earned his Master's from Utah State University. Their grand-daughter graduated from BCCHS 50 years to the day after Vera, and received her Bachelor's degree from Drury University. Through this scholarship, the Barnes family leaves a legacy that will support Battle Creek Public Schools graduates in obtaining higher education in a skilled trade field.
Gill-Kline Scholarship Fund Donate A generous, anonymous donor established this fund to provide an opportunity for individuals attending college. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors from Battle Creek area public and private high schools, or adult students who reside in the Battle Creek area that are returning to college, and pursuing a career in nursing. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Selection criteria: Strong community involvement. This scholarship is nonrenewable.
Glenn & June Williams-Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active members themselves, or family of active members of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Glyn Lake WMU Engineering Scholarship Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the scholarships and/or related educational purposes as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement. The selection of scholars and related procedures are set forth in the attached document, Procedures for Administration of the Glyn Lake WMU Engineering Scholarship Fund ("Procedures").
Gysel/Morton United Methodist Scholarship Fund Donate The Gysel/Morton Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to honor and celebrate the ministries of Rev. Dr. James Gysel and Rev. David Morton. A graduate of Battle Creek Central H.S. and KCC, Dr. Gysel worked together with Rev. Morton for 16 years at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Both have served the Battle Creek community in pastoral ministry and leadership most of their lives, and have had a strong commitment to encourage individuals to listen to God?s call to pursue full-time ministries. The scholarship financially assists those who are called by God to the ministry. It is available to graduate students from the United Methodist Church within the Michigan area (State of Michigan) who are currently pursing or have completed an undergraduate degree and plan to go into full time ministry or mission work.
Harold Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Harold Reynolds Memorial Scholarship was established by the Reynolds family in memory of their father. Mr. Reynolds died as a result of injuries while driving an open-wheel race car at the Little 500 in Anderson, IN. In 2005, Harold was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. This scholarship is for Athens High School graduating seniors who have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher and participated in football and/or track. Selection is based on character as pertains to citizenship and leadership qualities.
Harper Creek Optimist Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate In May 1994, the President of the Harper Creek Optimist Club authorized the establishment of a scholarship fund to be awarded to graduating seniors from Harper Creek High School. Applicants for this award must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and show evidence of community service.
Harper Creek Scholarship Fund Donate Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Harper Creek graduates and graduating seniors who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, including college, other post-secondary education or training institutions.
Harry & Helen Davidson Family Scholarship Fund Donate The Davidson Family Scholarship was established to honor the commitment to education and service to the Battle Creek community of Harry and Helen Davidson. Harry, who served as superintendent of the Battle Creek Public Schools for a number of years, who upon his retirement from the education field, became the first executive director of the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Much of Harry and Helen's work in this community can be exemplified today through deveopment of our fine educational system, the growth of our Community Foundation, and a strong community value for the education of our young people. Eligible applicants of the Helen and Harry Davidson Scholarship must be graduates of Battle Creek Central High School who are planning to attend Kellogg Community College or Michigan State University. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon academic achievement with a minimum or 3.0 GPA, with some consideration given to economic need. The primary consideration will be the applicant's involvement in community and neighborhood activities.
Hazel Forney Herrick Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students who seek educational opportunities at Battle Creek Academy.
Helen Kirkland Scholarship Fund Donate Helen Kirkland established this fund through a trust fund aimed at supporting "worthy students enrolled in the nursing courses at the Kellogg Community College and who are in need of financial assistance." Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who will be attending Kellogg Community College. Applicants must be enrolled in nursing courses and demonstrate financial need.
Helen M. Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Helen Cavanaugh was a history teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1929-1936. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and continued teaching as a professor of history at Illinois State University from 1946-1973. This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools.
Herbert & Clara Swafford Scholarship Fund Donate The Herbert and Clara Swafford Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates of high schools located within the Calhoun Intermediate School District pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at Olivet College, and who demonstrate leadership and community involvement.
Herbert & Elsa Ponting Foundation Scholarship Fund Donate This fund has been established to provide scholarships to students who will be attending the Battle Creek Academy.
Higdon Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Higdon Memorial Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who attended Northwestern Junior High School for three years and seek educational and/or technical training opportunities beyond high school.
Hispanics For Educational Progress Scholarship Fund Donate Hispanics for Educational Progress (HEP): The group's purpose for forming and establishing the scholarship program is to promote the importance of education and the opportunities that a college education will create. Education is the means by which individuals compete in the global economy today; if you don't have an education beyond High School, your opportunities become limited and in some cases non-existent. This fund, established in 2015, will continue in perpetuity the legacy that the founders of the Air Force Cataloging and Standardization Center (CASC) Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) put in motion 40 years ago.
Homer Academic Booster Club Scholarship Fund Donate The Homer Community Schools Academic Booster Club (ABC) was organized in the fall of 1983 by parents, teachers, and administrators to promote increased parent and family involvement in the Homer Community School academic program. Over the years the ABC members raised award and scholarship funds by hosting Christmas tree sales, Dime-a-Dip dinners, and more recently an annual Pasty Sale. The ABC's have sponsored over 20 years of spring honors desserts to recognize student achievement in academics and attendance. The ABC?s continue to sponsor the Student of the Month program and Alumnus of the Year program, as well as maintain the Academic Hall of Fame. A scholarship is given to a deserving senior for post-graduation study. The Homer Community Schools Academic Booster Club scholarship was established in 2006.
Homer Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Donate The Homer Alumni Association Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 to support Homer Community Schools graduates in their pursuit of post-secondary educational attainment. Annually, scholarships are awarded from the fund in honor of DeWayne Ballentine and the Homer High School Class of 1959. Dewayne Ballentine was a Homer graduate and founding father of the Homer Alumni Association. He served as a board member and started the annual banquet. This scholarship was set up in his memory in 1985. The Class of 1959 Scholarship began in 2019 by class members and friends, in honor of their 60th anniversary to recognize Homer Community Schools for providing them a quality education.
Homer Area Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Donate The Board of Trustees of the Homer Area Community Foundation established the Homer Area Community Foundation Scholarship Fund in 2015. The scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships for Homer Community Schools graduates, graduating seniors, and adult residents of Homer seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.
Homer FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund Donate Established in 1983 the Homer FFA Alumni is a support group for the Homer FFA chapter. The Homer FFA chapter was established in 1948. The Homer FFA Alumni Chapter focuses on premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Homer FFA Alumnus have received national recognition as an Outstanding Alumni Affiliate. The Homer FFA Alumni Scholarship was established in 2002. The Homer FFA Alumni highly encourage current FFA members to reach their fullest potential through furthering their education, beyond high school. Scholarship recipients are Homer High School graduates and Homer FFA participants for one or more of their high school years. Students planning to pursue an education in agricultural science are given preference.
Hookway Family Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Hookway Family Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of those who made it possible. The fund grew out of Charles’ 35+ years as a world-wide employee of Kellogg Company and the companionship he received from his wonderful, loving, and supportive wives, Donna M. Hookway (b. 8/18/1944 – d. 10/13/2009), Marjorie J. Hookway (b. 9/25/1940 – d. 3/7/2018), and Kathryn Nester (b. 12/2/1940 - ). This scholarship is intended to provide assistance to those seeking education that will enable them to add value to society.
Hugh F. McPherson Scholarship Fund Donate Mr. McPherson was a successful Battle Creek area businessman, who chose to share his success with a number of organizations. The McPherson Scholarship was established based on his desire to help a member of his alma mater, Battle Creek Central High School, achieve their goals. Therefore, the Hugh F. McPherson Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a Battle Creek Central student who plans to attend Kellogg Community College or another educational training institution. Throughout his lifetime, Hugh McPherson maintained his commitment to Battle Creek, his alma mater, and many other organizations in Battle Creek.
In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities beyond high school for Battle Creek area graduates or graduating seniors. Eligible recipients will be graduating seniors from Battle Creek area public and private schools who will be attending a college that is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Jack K. Mawdsley Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Mawdsley's service and commitment to educating youth. Dr. Jack K. Mawdsley provided excellent leadership as superintendent for the Battle Creek Public Schools from 1973 to 1986. His commitment to youth includes service as a classroom teacher and high school counselor to secondary school principal and superintendent.
Jack W. & Donna B. Gray Scholarship Fund Donate In 2005, the first class of Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame recipients were honored. The following year the board voted to support future Bearcats through scholarships with funds raised while honoring past Bearcats at the annual recognition banquet. Thus, the Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund was established and has been awarding since 2007 to Battle Creek Central High School graduating seniors who are destined to continue Central's legacy as "Pride of the State." Jack and Donna had so much belief in the missionof the BCC Hall of Fame, that they created a scholarship to support their cause.
Jake & Howard Westrick Scholarship Fund Donate Jake was employed by Clark Equipment Company for over 27 years. His son, Howard Westrick, a 1957 graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central High School, worked in the plumbing and pipe fitting industry for 33 years. A strong work ethic, personal responsibility, dependability, and punctuality are traits exhibited and valued by both Howard and Jake & acknowledged through this scholarship.
James A. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate James graduated from Athens High School in 2003. He was a member of the golf team, as well as the National Honor Society. He enjoyed playing the drums and running. James attended KCC and Central Michigan University and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at CMU. He continued his education while in the Air Force through CMU?s College of Extended Learning and was working toward his Bachelor?s degree. He was a Senior Airman in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in air field management. James died September 15, 2010 while on active duty in Iraq.
James E. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Jim Sherman graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1955 and attended Western Michigan University. Participation in extra-curricular school activities provided him first-hand lessons in the importance of responsibility, discipline, fairness, and respect. Jim was a superb craftsman in the printing field, a good husband, father and grandfather. His family (wife Lou Ann and sons, Jim and Steve) established the James E. Sherman Memorial Scholarship in Jim's memory. Each year this scholarship will provide assistance for graduates and/or graduating seniors of the Battle Creek Public Schools.
James F. Hettinger Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in 2008 by the board of directors and staff of Battle Creek Unlimited, Inc. (BCU) to celebrate and honor the visionary leadership of James F. Hettinger at the time of his retirement. Mr. Hettinger served with distinction as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCU from 1979 to 2008. He is credited with attracting nearly 100 companies and 9,400 jobs to Battle Creek's Fort Custer Industrial Park during his tenure. The fund represents a heartfelt expression of gratitude towards Jim for his commitment to community, education, jobs and sustainable families. Jim is a graduate of Albion High School and earned both bachelors and master's degrees in political science from Western Michigan University.
James H. Mahoney Memorial Sports Fund Donate To honor everybody's "Gramps," family and friends established the James H. Mahoney Memorial Sports Fund in 2007. James (Jim) Mahoney was a graduate of Lakeview High School. Jim was a standout four-sport athlete, a loyal fan of Lakeview Spartan athletic teams, and most of all "Coach" on and off the field to many Lakeview athletes. He loved helping young athletes improve their talents in sports and in life. Some of his principles included: learning the fundamentals of the game, winning with grace, losing with dignity, always respecting your opponent, and being a gentleman on and off the field. This scholarship fund was established in honor of Jim for his love for sports, coaching, and helping kids. Scholarships will be awarded to 7th through 11th grade students of Lakeview School District who wish to improve their sport skills by attending a summer sports camp for any sport offered through Lakeview schools. Eligibility will be based on good character and grades that are required to participate in a sports program. Applicants will complete an application and essay and provide letters of recommendation from a present or former coach and a current classroom teacher.
James & Lucille Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate James L. Miller and Lucille Folk Miller were both very involved in the Homer community with a number of activities including, school, church and civic organizations. They nurtured these qualities in their children, who all graduated from Homer Community Schools. Lucille graduated from Homer High School in 1935, and James started a small manufacturing business behind their house on Adams St. Their sons continued that business in many locations in Homer for 69 years. Brembo Brakes, RSB Manufacturing and Amsted Rail continue to be successful at those locations. The three daughters had very successful careers in the education, medical and hospitality fields. James and Lucille Miller believed in the virtues of small town living; a close-knit and highly skilled workforce, a strong work ethic, pride in workmanship, and dependable service. This scholarship intends to encourage highly motivated students to access the training needed to be successful in the manufacturing trade occupations like those Miller family developed in Homer. These professions provide excellent opportunities for personal success and satisfaction.
Jim & Mary Crowell Medical Scholarship Fund Donate The Jim & Mary Crowell Medical Scholarship was established by the Crowell's family and friends to honor their 72 years of marriage and all their contributions to the Athens community. Jim and Mary's love survived the distance and challenges of being separated by World War II, and flourished in Athens after their marriage in 1946. Through this scholarship, Jim and Mary's family hope to encourage other Athens High School graduates to pursue their dream of higher education in the patient centered care medical field. Long: The Jim & Mary Crowell Medical Scholarship was established by the Crowell's family and friends to honor their 72 years of marriage and all their contributions to the Athens community. Jim and Mary met at a community dance while in high school and hit it off immediately. After just three dances they were friends whose relationship would persevere through Jim's Navy service on the Pacific Front during World War II, and develop into marriage upon Jim's return home in 1946. Jim flew 22 bombing and strafing missions in the Philippines and Formosa from 1944 to 1945, and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. Meanwhile, Mary was finishing her studies at Athens High School. Upon graduation, she intended to join the Nursing Cadet Corps, but was kept from attending by her August birthdate. She instead took a position as a clerk/typist at the Fort Custer hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, but was able to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse in her late 40s. Mary and Jim raised their two children in the Athens area, and Jim even owned his own fuel delivery business with his brother for over 20 years. Jim and Mary dedicated their lives to their family and community, serving as youth group leaders for First Congregational Church in Athens for many years. Through this scholarship, Jim and Mary?s family hope to encourage other Athens High School graduates to pursue their dream of higher education in the patient centered care medical field.
J. K. Stanford Memorial Award Fund Donate Rose "Rossie" Miller, a passionate advocate for the community, and her family established this scholarship in memory of their loved one, J. K. Stanford, who was a talented auto mechanic. According to Rose, "my brother J.K. was so good of a mechanic, it seemed like he could simply listen to a car run and tell you what was wrong. He was a compassionate, kind-hearted person, who had a love of cars from an early age." Rose stated, "having received scholarship funds myself, I feel blessed to finally be able to give back to the community." The Stanford family witnessed the realities of not having certification and made a commitment to removing that barrier for others. This scholarship will benefit individuals obtaining certification as an auto or heavy equipment mechanic, an opportunity J.K. never had due to lack of funds. Recipients shall prove to be passionate about and persevere towards their educational goals while maintaining high academic standards.
Joe Brutsche Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Earl "Joe" Brutsche IV passed away in March of 2009. He was a 2006 graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central High School. As a student athlete he was a four year vice-president of his class. Earned a total of 10 varsity letters in football (4), track (4) and basketball (2). As a football player he was twice an all-city selection and St. Joe Valley all-conference as a linebacker. During this time he was a member of Boy Scout Troop #325 which is sponsored by St. Philip Church. He earned his Cub Scout Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout, and Ad Altare Dei religious award. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and trekked at Philmont Scout Ranch. Joe had attended Western Michigan University and was planning on taking emergency medical technician and paramedic training at Kellogg Community College at the time of his death. He lived the Scout oath and law in his daily life and never hesitated to help a friend regardless of the time of day. This scholarship has been established for St. Philip Catholic Central High School graduating seniors who are admitted to college, and were active in school activities and athletics. Recipients must be actively registered Boy or Girl Scouts. Eagle Boy Scouts and Gold Girl Scouts would receive priority consideration. A high GPA is not a criteria. It is hoped that individuals receiving this award will continue to display the same character, dedication, and willingness to give as Joe did. "The time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." II Timothy III, 3:6-8
John and Anne Zanetti Scholarship Fund Donate The John and Anne Zanetti Scholarship established by John and Anne Zanetti honor the future leaders of our kids, who will inspire youth to make the world better. The scholarship assists graduating seniors and graduates from Calhoun County public and private high schools pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities in teacher education or nursing.
John Craig Allen Scholarship Fund Donate Mr. Allen was a highly respected English teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1926 to 1936. He later went on to accept a position as director of personnel at General Foods. Mr. Allen especially loved music and drama and often traveled to New York and Europe to see top programs in the fine arts. As Mr. Allen became a widower a few years after his marriage, he shared his many traveling experiences with friends. He retired in 1960 and died September 18, 1986. Mr. Allen left the major portion of his estate to the Battle Creek Community Foundation to be used for scholarships for exemplary students who have graduated from public high schools in Battle Creek, and the townships of Bedford, Emmett and Pennfield. An applicant must exhibit good character, citizenship, industry and effort. Test data and grades received in high school will also be criteria considered.
John "Jack" and Jo Schils Scholarship Fund Donate The John "Jack" and Jo Schils Scholarship Fund was established by the Schils family in 2020 as a memorial tribute to John "Jack" Schils, a multi-sports coach, athletic director, teacher, principal, father, grandfather, husband and friend to many. This fund supports students from the Battle Creek Public Schools District where Jack was employed from 1958 until his retirement in 1986.
John T. Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate John T. Berry was a longtime economics and government teacher at BCCHS. As a former student wrote: "Mr. Berry always had a few students who were having a tough time in school. Mr. Berry didn't pass anybody who didn't do the work, but he always found a way to give every student a chance to pass - and graduate. An extra book report, a chance to re-take an exam, whatever it took. I know because I was one of those problematic students, and I would not have graduated without John Berry's kindness." -- Assoc. Professor D.M., Butler University. The scholarship is for a BCCHS graduating senior with an interest in pursuing studies in economics, political science, or government. Consideration will especially be given to a student who has been able to succeed with a little bit of extra encouragement or extra effort.
Joseph E. Bowser II Memorial Fund Donate The Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek Central High School graduating seniors and graduates. The Scholarship recipient(s) shall be acknowledged annually by the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, housing, testing, transportation, child care, and other expenses incidnetial to attaining educational objectives.
Judi Dolezal Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship is given in memory of Judi Dolezal who directed the Student Service Center at Lakeview High School from 1994 - 1998. Judi battled leukemia until her passing on June 23, 1999. In her short time at Lakeview High School, her infectious laugh and refreshing zest for life were often a brilliant shining light for many students. Judi could see and bring out the good in everyone.
Julian Ptacin Scholarship Fund Donate Honoring Julian's memory led to the establishment of this fund by the Ptacin family, students, friends and community members. While Julian's untimely death will linger, his accomplishments and potential as an individual will be honored annually through the Julian Ptacin Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate actions that support anti-drinking and other positive lifestyle behaviors.
Juliee T. Hazel Norman Scholarship Fund Donate "We carry on her caring for strangers and friends alike; for community and woman-kind no matter what the plight." The Juliee T. Hazel Norman Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Juliee T. Hazel Norman. Throughout her life, Juliee served in positions of leadership at school, church dance, college, career, and community. Juliee is listed in the Who's Who Among High School Students. The scholarship is awarded annually to students selected from the Honor Guard Program at Harper Creek High School. Honor Guard members display a constructive attitude and respectful behavior toward everyone. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors from Harper Creek High School. Candidates must show evidence of volunteerism in the community and leadership.
Julie Karamchandani Scholarship Fund Donate The Julie Karamchandani Scholarship was established by her parents (Dr. Mahesh C. and Roshan Karamchandani), family, and friends. To her parents, she "was like a beautiful flower that bloomed in the garden for a very short span of time, but during this short stay she charmed the hearts of all the people she came across." Aside from being religious at two years old, she was a very warm, friendly, and loving child with great interest in music and painting. Battle Creek area public and private high school graduates pursuing higher education through a two- or four-year institution are eligible to apply for the Karamchandani scholarship. Selection of recipients is based on the following, listed in priority order; financial need, academic excellence, leadership qualities and extracurricular activities.
Junior Achievement - Sherry Hill Scholarship Fund Donate Sherry Hill spent 5 years with Operation G.R.A.D. where she served as Program Director for Junior Achievement, but her involvement with the students was much greater than her role with Junior Achievement. Sherry became a voice for many of the students and a sounding board for those students who needed a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on. This scholarship was established to honor her memory and her contributions to the Battle Creek Community on behalf of young people. Eligible candidates are graduates or graduating seniors from an alternative high school within a Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan service area who have obtained a diploma, G.E.D., or its equivalent. Preference may be given to candidates with involvement in Junior Achievement, and those who have persevered and overcame obstacles by attending an alternative education program that provides an opportunity for student success that is not provided through a "typical high school" educational program.
Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund was established in memory of Kaleigh Woodman who died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in December 2015. Kaleigh lit up a room with her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was a Tomboy Princess, a tough – never get hurt, I can do it outlook and a tender helpful, always willing to help no matter what the project attitude. Her Pennfield Schools and extended cheer families were a very important part of her life. This Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to greater Battle Creek area High School graduating seniors or graduates pursuing a post-secondary degree, certificate or technical training.
Kathleen Carpenter Garland Scholarship Fund-BCACS Donate This scholarship was established by Kathleen's family, and is designed to aid St. Philip Catholic Central graduating seniors and graduates access higher education in the fields of education and health.
Kathy and Larry Rizor Scholarship Fund Donate Kathy and Larry Rizor, an educator and architect respectively, have seen firsthand through their careers and unwavering volunteerism in the community the benefits of supporting youth pursuing their post-secondary dreams. Established in 2014, graduating seniors from the greater Battle Creek area who choose a career in teaching, science related fields, or architecture and related fields may be helped through the Kathy and Larry Rizor Scholarship Fund.
Kathy Hickerson-Mills Scholarship Fund Donate The Kathy Hickerson-Mills Scholarship Fund was established by her family after her death in 2010. Kathy was a long-time employee in the Homer Community School System. Kathy's attitude and presence added to the learning environment for the student body and staff at HHS, and for that she will always be remembered. This special scholarship was first given in 2011. The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association is honored to have been asked to govern this scholarship.
Kathy Petrich Music Scholarship Fund Donate This fund, established in 2009 by friends and colleagues, is a tribute to the life of Kathy Petrich. Kathy Petrich taught for twelve years as Director of Choral Activities for Marshall Public Schools. Prior to teaching in Marshall, she taught for five years in River Rouge, and one year in New Hampshire. Her high school groups consistently earned first division ratings, not only in Michigan, but in national and international competitions, as well. Marshall High School had representation at all levels of the Honors Choir program each year under her guidance. In Marshall, she was awarded the Superintendent's Award for "Building Community/School Relationships" in August of 1999. Kathy was a person held in the highest of esteem by her colleagues and students for her compassion, dedication, selflessness, and commitment to excellence. Scholarships in memory of Kathy will be awarded to individuals pursuing a degree in music and who have participated in music, such as choir, band, or orchestra, throughout their high school career.
Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship Fund Donate The Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 in loving memory of Kay Earline Vanderford by her son Douglas Vanderford. A graduate of Kellogg Community College's nursing program, Kay Earline Vanderford worked as a LPN for several years at area nursing homes. She served the Homer and Litchfield communities most of her life and was very compassionate toward her patients. This scholarship assists those who are called to enter the field of nursing.
KCC Endowment (Karcher) Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was initially established through the vision of two sisters Lela M. Karcher and Elizabeth M. Karcher, a number of scholarship funds were added in an effort to support as many students as possible. The fund has a dual purpose of 1) of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College and, 2) providing scholarships for Battle Creek Public Schools students who attend Kellogg Community College while enrolled as a Battle Creek Public Schools student.
Kellogg Company-Tony McGee Scholarship Fund Donate The Kellogg Company - Tony McGee Scholarship was specifically established to support scholarships for minority students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Priority consideration will be given first to those who plan to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU), second to four-year Michigan colleges, and third to Kellogg Community College. Scholarship awardees will be minority students with consideration of financial need and academic achievement. Minority students shall include but not be limited to African Americans, Latino, and others as determined by the Urban League of Battle Creek.
Ken Ervin Athletic Scholarship Fund In Memory of Joel S. Ervin Donate The Ken Ervin Athletic Scholarship in memory of Joel S. Ervin was established in honor of Ken Ervin for being "the voice of high school sports" in Battle Creek for over 22 years. Ken is originally from Highland Park, Michigan, but after serving inthe Navy, and many travels, he and his family settled in Battle Creek, Michigan. Ken worked in the Engineering Department of the City of Battle Creek until his retirement in 2002 all the while voicing local sports radio for 32 years. In 2017, Ken and Linda lost their son, Joel, and would like to honor his memory through their fund. Joel was a 1993 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and 2000 graduate of Walsh College. Joel was a friend to all who knew him and lived his life with joy. He will be remembered as an excellent father, son, uncle and friend.
Kenneth L. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Kenneth Clark was a student in Athens Schools, when his young life was cut short by a tragic accident. The Kenneth Clark Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends after his untimely death. The scholarship recipient is selected by the Youth Advisory Committee, based on the demonstration of good character.
Kevin B. Swafford Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in 2009 by family and friends in memory of Kevin Swafford. No specific grade point is required. However, the applicant should possess the characteristics of someone who is working hard on their academics, taking hard classes but not necessarily a straight "A" student.
Kids' Time Scholarship Fund Donate The Kids' Time Scholarship Fund was established to provide post-secondary education scholarships to Athens High School graduates pursuing credentials in Early Childhood Education.
Kiwanis/Hebble Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Battle Creek Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund was established by the Kiwanis club to honor the Andrew and Esther Hebble legacy and for the purpose of providing scholarships to Calhoun County area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Knowles Future Teacher Scholarship Fund Donate The Knowles family has a history of being in the education field, and greatly values the teaching profession. The Knowles Future teacher Scholarship was established by the Knowles family and friends to encourage the next generation of teachers to continue their education past high school. Selection is based on acceptance to a college or university with a major in Education and a 3.0 GPA minimum. Evidence of good character, volunteer service, and demonstrated commitment to youth in a school setting area also selection considerations.
Kraft Foods Scholarship Fund Donate The Kraft Foods Scholarship was established to support students interested in skilled trades or manufacturing technology careers. The support from this fund assists in improving career options for minorities and women in the skilled trades by 1) increasing their knowledge and appreciation of manufacturing and skilled trades careers; 2) encouraging the development of skills to improve career options through apprenticeships; 3) developing relationships with local journeymen in the student's area of interest; and 4) producing a group of qualified individuals ready for entry level skilled trades careers.
Kristin & Michael Bauman Scholarship Fund Donate Kristin Bauman, as a teacher and consultant, taught hearing impaired students in Pennsylvania and Calhoun County, Michigan for over 30 years. She had lost the majority of her own hearing in her youth which served to motivate her to help others with this disability. After retiring, she was approached by a former hearing impaired student who as an adult, wished to return to college. Kristin was reminded of how difficult it was to find the financial resources to go to college. In researching the scholarships available to students with disabilities, she found there were few scholarships offered for students with disabilities especially within the Calhoun County, Michigan area. Students with hearing impairments have to work harder than most to not only obtain but succeed in higher education. Kristin and her family would like to help hearing impaired students, as well as their future teachers, make higher education a reality through this scholarship.
Lakeview Alumni Scholarship Fund Donate Resolve for a better tomorrow exists in the hearts and minds of young adults. The Lakeview Alumni Scholarship embodies a legacy of achievement observed through the civic contributions of previous graduates. Eligible students will demonstrate depth of character including civic responsibility, maturity, kindness, respect, educational enthusiasm, and human integrity. Consideration will be weighted to support those who have financial need.
Lakeview Area Council PTA Scholarship Fund Donate The Lakeview Area Council PTA Scholarship is the oldest awarded scholarship in Lakeview and is given to a Lakeview High School senior who will continue their education beyond high school. Desire for additional learning opportunities, volunteerism in the community, extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and financial need are all taken into consideration for selection of this scholarship.
Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund Donate The Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship was established in 2010 as a legacy to its graduates and a promise to LHS future graduates. it is offered to assist Lakeview students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate or graduating senior who has demonstrated academic success and has financial need. The recipient should also show strong character and compassion through involvement in community service.
Lakeview High School Class of 2020 Senior Scholarship Fund Donate The Senior class of 2020 exemplified strength and perseverance in an unprecedented time of change, disappointment, and new concepts of learning due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Epidemic. Through private funding of the Senior parent class committee, the amount of $6,000,00 has been raised, and will be provided in $1,000.00 increments per year, until the amount is no longer available. The fund will be awarded to an eligible Senior student who is able to provide a well written, profound, 500-word essay, explaining how they have persevered in their life, in spite of difficulty, in order to be successful by example, as they go forward in the next phase of their life.
Lakeview Schools Centennial Scholarship Fund Donate The Lakeview Schools Centennial Scholarship Fund celebrates 100 years of Educational Excellence provided by the Lakeview School District in Battle Creek and is intended to provide further support to Lakeview graduates as they complete their post-secondary education and move to the next phase of their adult lives.
Larry Inman Skilled Trades Scholarship Fund Donate The Larry Inman Skilled Trades Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to Harper Creek Community Schools graduating seniors pursing degrees and future employment in the skilled trades. Larry Inman was a Harper Creek High School, class of 1967 graduate. He excelled in many sports, but was an exceptional baseball player. After high school Larry attended Kellogg Community College pursuing a career in Graphic Arts before serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Larry fought for his country and was awarded many medals including the Bronze Star. He returned to Battle Creek and retired from the Kellogg Company after 35 years of dedicated employment. Larry was a very kind and generous person who cared about the education of local youth.
Larry Lee Liskow Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Larry Lee Liskow. Larry was a graduate of Pennfield High School. He participated in track during his school career. Larry went on for a higher education at Kellogg Community College before he went to serve in Vietnam. He served only one month before he lost his short-lived life. This fund is being established to help others who would be in essence fulfilling Larry's legacy.
Larry Wirebaugh Scholarship Fund Donate The Larry Wirebaugh Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Larry Wirebaugh and his love of Homer. Larry was a proud graduate of Homer High School, where he played four sports. Larry would go on to serve in the US Navy, before marrying his high school sweetheart, Julie in 1962. He loved spending time with family and especially watching his sons growing up competing in sports at Western High School and, in later years, traveling to watch grandkids playing in Ohio and West Michigan. Though he eventually moved away from Homer, "he loved Homer and if he had had it his way he would have lived there forever." With this scholarship, his family hopes to leave a legacy that will help students with financial need achieve their educational aspirations.
Lavern K. and Helen L. Mitchell Scholarship Fund Donate Helen L. Mitchell established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who plan to attend Kellogg Community College. Recipients must have exhibited outstanding citizenship and high academic standing.
Leland, Dorothea, & Barbara McLain Scholarship Fund Donate The Leland, Dorothea, & Barbara McLain Scholarship was established by Barbara in honor of her parents who provided a good home and strong upbringing for her. The fund provides a scholarship to graduates and graduating seniors of Battle Creek area public high schools who are pursuing a career in education.
Lena G. Bonham Scholarship Fund Donate Lena G. Bonham established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, "who shall be deemed worthy and in need of assistance in that pursuit." Scholarship awards will be distributed to graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who pursue and education in the field of nursing.
Leonard and Shirley Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Shirley Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Athens area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Leon Buford Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate "Leon believed in me!"...one of the many comments given on his memorial page. Those words defined who Leon Buford was, how he lived and what inspired many to achieve their goals and aspirations or motivated them to adjust their life course. Thus, it is fitting that his family established the Leon Buford Memorial Scholarship Fund at his passing in 2016 so that Mr. Buford would continue to believe in Battle Creek Central High School graduates and graduating seniors, forever...through this scholarship. An educator for more than 42 years, he found many ways in the community to teach, mentor, encourage, and support its citizens. From his many administrative positions at Battle Creek Public Schools to practically anything that involved the great outdoors including golfing, hunting, fishing and wetlands and forest preserve, Leon's compassion, ingenuity and love shined through. Leon was well known for his love for animals. He and his family started the Calhoun County Animal Center and found time to show animals in competitions around the country. And many have said it would always bring a smile and a sense of joy when they saw Mr. Buford and his pickup truck full of beagles. Leon Buford will be remembered for leaving an indelible mark on the animal world and on the many lives he touched... just believe.
Leroy McKinney Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was created in memory of Leroy McKinney Jr., who was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, Class of 1988. Upon graduation, he studied Pre-Engineering in college. He also had an entrepreneurial spirit. Though he struggled with mental illness, one of his proudest accomplishments in life, was returning to college as an adult and completing his Bachelor's degree in Business Management. He would be honored to know this scholarship was created in his legacy to support other African American men to pursue their education in these fields.
Les Swartz Memorial Fund Donate The Les Swartz Scholarship was established by family and friends to continue Mr. Swartz's belief and interest in higher education and athletics. Recipients must have participated in at least two athletic sports during their high school career. Selection will be based on their dedication to obtain higher education, leadership qualities, and academic performance.
Lillian A. Jones Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in memory of Lillian A. Jones to support academic scholarships for graduate students who are Calhoun County residents. "Often times students finish their undergraduate degree and are in debt or just don't have the funds to continue on to higher degrees," said Lillian speaking about her fund, "There is a real need for these students too."
Linda Suzanne Millard Nursing Scholarship Fund Donate Linda Suzanne Millard started caring for people at an early age. She attended the Calhoun County Vocational Center in 1974 where she first began taking care of patients as a nurse aide. She then attended Kellogg Community College (KCC) and obtained her LPN in 1975, starting her career as a nurse at Lakeview General Hospital. She continued her education at KCC obtaining her ADN, and passed her boards becoming a Registered Nurse in 1984. She was a General-Medical, Cardio-Pulmonary, and Hemodialysis nurse. Linda proudly and compassionately cared for patients for 35 years at Lakeview, Leila/BCHS, Community, Renal Care Group, and Davita Dialysis, and retired from her profession in 2009. This scholarship was initiated by family to honor Linda's devotion to caring for patients and her love for the nursing profession.
Lionel and Muzzie Wood Family Scholarship Fund Donate The Muzzie Wood Scholarship was established in loving memory of Muzzie by her family after she passed away on March 16, 2001. In 2010, the name of the fund changed to the Lionel and Muzzie Wood Family Scholarship Fund and its support of Battle Creek area students expanded. Muzzie enjoyed spending time with her husband, Woody, their three daughters, stepson, and eight grandchildren. She loved the outdoors, flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, remodeling, fishing, and turkey and duck hunting. Her husband laughingly recalls a time she wore her sneakers in the river, knee-deep, and caught a salmon bare handed! Muzzie always had a smile on her face and gave more than she received. Woody, enjoys an active and blessed life rarely missing an opportunity for fun and fellowship at the Y Center of Battle Creek and spending time with family and friends, This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors within Calhoun County who are members of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. If there are no eligible members, members of a Christian-based church may also be considered.
Lloyd W. Heselschwerdt Scholarship Fund Donate Through the generous legacy of Lloyd W. Heselschwerdt this scholarship was established for Lakeview High School graduates. Mr. Heselschwerdt created this scholarship to primarily help non-traditional students who have taken time away from college and are now seeking to continue their studies.
Lynne Margaret & Merri Kay Hulscher Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Lynne Margaret & Merri Kay Hulscher Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hulscher in memory of their daughters, Merri Kay and Lynne Margaret. This scholarship is awarded to Battle Creek Central High School graduating senior women who have excelled in academics and athletics as Merri and Lynne exhibited during their time at Central.
Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship Fund Donate The Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible applicants are graduates and graduating seniors of greater Battle Creek area public and private schools pursuing a degree at Notre Dame University. Applicants pursuing an engineering degree may be given preference. Selection criteria are based upon GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and the student's service to the community. Financial need is not necessary. In the event a scholarship is not awarded for two consecutive years or more, an eligible applicant attending Saint Mary's College may also be considered. Former recipients may reapply.
Margaret L. & Virginia M. Hensley Scholarship Fund Donate Battle Creek resident Virginia Hensley has a passion for education and so did her sister Margaret, who passed away in 2007, both were educators for over 80 years combined. In fact, Virginia Hensley has long felt education was the only direction her life would take her. It was this love for teaching jobs that led her to Battle Creek in the first place. Establishing this fund in 2012 was just one of many acts of kindness and generosity the Hensley's have put in place to support high-achieving Battle Creek students. It is their hope the opportunity this fund provides will help students excel in their chosen careers.
Marian G. Shirk Scholarship Fund Donate Marian G. Shirk established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, "for scholarship purposes for needy students." Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or better and be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. Applicant must have resided in Calhoun County, Michigan for at least one year prior to the date of application and demonstrate financial need.
Marie & Frank Eldridge Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Marie & Frank Eldridge Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by Pat Fosdick and Richard Eldridge to honor their parents. The Eldridges were active in the Lakeview Community, longtime supporters of Lakeview High School, and loyal fans of Lakeview Spartan athletic teams. As Spartans sports boosters, the Eldridges offered encouragement to many young student athletes. Marie and Frank has a special pride and affection for Lakeview. This scholarship is awarded annually to Lakeview High School graduating seniors to assist them in pursuing higher education. The scholarship is selected based on outstanding citizenship, participation in varsity athletics, academic achievement, and letters of recommendation.
Marilyn Okos Spirit of Learning Scholarship Fund Donate The Marilyn Okos Spirit of Learning Scholarship provides a one-time award to a graduating senior from the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center who will be continuing their studies and has demonstrated a genuine passion for learning. Marilyn Okos was a longtime resident of Battle Creek. A dedicated educator, administrator, advisor, advocate, and lifelong learner; Marilyn viewed education as a powerful force for improving people’s lives. She believed the BCAMSC serves a critical need in the community and was extremely grateful for the academic opportunities afforded her daughter there. Marilyn believed hard work is its own reward and that kindness costs nothing, but means everything. This memorial scholarship seeks to honor a BCAMSC student who embodies Marilyn’s approach to living and learning. In recognition of Marilyn’s curiosity, humility, integrity, and tenacity, selection criteria include rigor and diversity of coursework, involvement in service/extracurricular activities, ability to step up as a team player, eagerness to take on challenges, resilience in the face of adversity, and most importantly, an earnest love of learning.
Marjorie A. Pastor Scholarship Fund Donate The Marjorie A. Pastor Scholarship was established in 1989 by family, friends and Charles Pastor in memory of his wife. Marjorie A. Pastor, a graduate of Lakeview High School, was a highly respected and dedicated educator in the public schools. She served for many years as Chairperson of the English department at Lakeview High School. Mrs. Pastor was also a high school counselor. Throughout her career, she strived to foster integrity, responsibility, honesty, self-direction and intellectual curiosity. Because of her love for literature, poetry, writing and performing arts, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Lakeview High School senior who has been outstanding in one or more of these areas.
Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Mark graduated from Harper Creek in 1983, and went on to attend Western Michigan University. He is remembered as being very intelligent, a talented wrestler, and a dedicated friend. Mark was serving in the armed forces in Florida when he was killed in a motorcycle accident on February 23, 1988. The Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory and is awarded to the Harper Creek High School senior who has the highest National Merit Award score in their class.
Martha Matrone Altenburg Scholarship Fund Donate The Martha Matrone Altenburg Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends after her untimely death. This scholarship is awarded annually to female seniors of Battle Creek Central High School to provide advanced training/college study with an emphasis in the area of business.
Mary D. Durham Scholarship Fund Donate The Mary D. Durham Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Lakeview High School seniors who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Mary graduated from Plainwell High School in 1962 and received a B.A. in Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 1989. She worked as a secretary at several schools in the Lakeview School District before becoming the secretary or the Superintendent of Lakeview Schools. Mary was a member of First Congreagational Church and served as a Sunday school coordinator for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working in the garden and taking photographs. There was a special place in her heart and home for Longaberger baskets. In addition to graduating from Lakeview High School, the recipient must have a commitment to family and the Lakeview Community; grades and financial need will also be considered.
Mary Ellen Vanderveer Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the advancement of teaching and learning of Lakeview School District staff through professional development.
Maurice Rose, Jr. Scholarship Fund Donate The Maurice Rose, Jr. Scholarship was founded in loving memory of Maurice Rose, Jr., who as a young man loved his family and friends and would applaud them as well as support this effort. The purpose of the Maurice Rose Jr. Scholarship is to help support, encourage, and educate African American young men from single-parent homes who are without the assistance or guidance of a biological father in their lives. The recipient will be encouraged throughout their college years to continue to live life to their fullest by staying focused on education and striving to do their best.
Maxwell G. Root Scholarship Fund Donate Maxwell G. Root graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1937. He was a life member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks Lodge Chapter #131 and active with his alma mater, Battle Creek Central High School, serving on its Alumni Committee and the Class of 1937 Reunion Committee. This fund was created for the purpose of issuing scholarships to students of Battle Creek Central High School.
Melodi Dulyea - Christina Shilling Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Melodi Dulyea and Christina Shilling were two long-time, dedicated, Athens Area Schools educators who became a safe place for all students who not only needed educational support but encouragement as well. Melodi Dulyea began her career with Athens as a paraprofessional in a special education classroom. Her love for her students drove her to complete her education to become a special education teacher. Melodi?s greatest desire was to serve the community and to teach others the benefits and rewards of such work. She was the advisor for many clubs and organizations including SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions); YAC (Youth Advisory Council); Girls Varsity Club; and the sophomore class advisor. Melodi was most known for her caring and giving heart. Melodi wasn?t just someone to admire in the classroom, but she was a beacon of love in her everyday life. This love was most evident with her family, and most importantly, her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy. Christina Shilling knew her calling was to be a special education teacher right out of high school. After graduating from Central Michigan University, she began her career in special education, spending twenty-four years in Athens. Always wanting to help those in greatest need, Christina would spend her time helping not only students who were in her class, but any student who reached out to her. Christina?s greatest legacy was her faith and sharing it with others. She is most remembered for her quick wit, radiant smile, and infectious laugh. In honor of these two remarkable educators, The Melodi Dulyea-Christina Shilling Memorial Scholarship was established to help students who are seeking to achieve a post high school education in either a certified trade, a two-year college, or four-year college degree.
Melvin H., Doris A., & Fovette E. Dush Scholarship Fund Donate Melvin H. & Doris A. Dush as well as their daughter, Fovette E. Dush were deeply committed to philanthropy in their hometown of Battle Creek, making grants to some 20 organizations annually, leaving a lasting legacy in our community. Melvin was a 46-year employee of the Kellogg Company, including 20 years as a visitor's guide. Doris was a lifelong Battle Creek resident whose grandparents were pioneers who travelled from New York state in 1846 to homestead in the Bedford, Michigan area. Fovette graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1937 and went on to graduate from Argubright Business College. She was first employed by the Kellogg Company and then went on to retire from the Defense Logistics Services Center at the Federal Center. This fund was established to provide scholarships for post secondary education at state accredited institutions for students from the Battle Creek area.
Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Memorial Scholarship, established in July 1920 from a variety of gifts to the School District of the City of Battle Creek, has evolved from a student loan program to its current scholarship fund. Over the years, those with a heart for Battle Creek Public Schools and its students have made individual and memorial gifts to this fund. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or better and be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. Applicant must have resided in Calhoun County, Michigan for at least one year prior to the date of application and demonstrate financial need.
Michael S. Gibbs Fund Donate Established in 2013 as a memorial tribute to Michael S. Gibbs by his family, this fund supports the Lakeview School District and the athletic programs he loved.
Minges Family Scholarship Fund Donate Frances Minges Delmerico Isaac implemented this scholarship in recognition of the 150+ years the family has resided and been active in the Lakeview area. Frank Minges, her father, was a member of the first Lakeview Consolidated Schools Board. Laura Minges, her mother, was active in the PTA, serving a term as its president. As for Frances, she lived in Japan and Germany while her first husband was stationed there serving in the armed forces. She returned to Battle Creek, and has been extremely influential in the community, especially when it concerns music. Frances taught music for over 30 years. She also directed the First Congregational Bell Choir for many years, participated in the Battle Creek Community Chorus for over 50 years, the Battle Creek Morning Musical Club, and many more organizations. Fran loves the opera and continued to travel abroad with her husband Harold. Frances Isaac lives her life with passion and curiosity, and has continued her family's legacy of service to the Battle Creek community.
Morton Matthew Maulding Scholarship Fund Donate The Morton Matthew Maulding Scholarship was designed to support future Pre-K through 12th grade teachers in completing their teaching degree or certification. Battle Creek Public Schools hope their alumni will return to the district to teach because they are from this area, know their community, and can help inspire future BCPS Bearcats.
Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Donate Dr. Rose Marie Lovio designed this scholarship with her favorite quote in mind: "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it". This scholarship is designed for a student who has been directly diagnosed with the disease or who has a close family member who lives with multiple sclerosis. This chronic illness offers a multitude of challenges and this scholarship seeks a recipient who exudes positivity despite those challenges.
Nancy R. Hyde Scholarship Fund Donate The Nancy R. Hyde Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by friends and supporters at the time of her retirement in honor of her many contributions to the students, school and community. Nancy served the Harper Creek Community Schools for 32 years as a counselor. She began her career in education in the fall of 1965 teaching music at Gull Lake Community Schools then Covert Schools in Covert, MI. After receiving her MA in counseling, she was hired for her first counseling position in 1970 at Bloomingdale High School in Bloomingdale, MI before coming to Harper Creek Community Schools in 1973. Her love for education continues beyond retirement as she most enjoys spending time with her grandson and volunteering in a kindergarten classroom once a week.
Nicholas & Rose Offenbacher Scholarship Fund Donate Rose (Van Ness) Offenbacher graduated from Athens High School in 1939. She attended the Nichol's Hospital Nursing program and became a licensed practical nurse. She later graduated from KCC and became a registered nurse. During this time, she worked in several doctors? offices in Battle Creek and then for Leila Hospital, where she became charge nurse of the ICU/CCU and PCU. Rose married Nicholas Offenbacher in 1940. Nick graduated from Union City High School, and worked at Oliver Corporation and then Clark Equipment Company. Rose made provisions in her Trust Documents to establish a Scholarship Fund to benefit graduating seniors of the Athens Area Schools.
Nick Rocca Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Nick Rocca was a dedicated band director at Harper Creek Community Schools in the 1960's and 1970's. This scholarship is intended to help Harper Creek secondary students further their music education. Students will be able to apply for summer music enrichment activity scholarships, and also help Harper Creek students continuing their education in the music field through postsecondary scholarships.
Norene Keaton Scholarship Fund Donate Norene Keaton loved Michigan State University - all aspects of the University - from academics to sports. She was an avid sports fan and particularly liked all MSU sports. Norene had a remarkable memory and recall for all sports. She was often called upon to settle disputes concerning dates, scores, locations and personalities. She was extremely proud of MSU's high rankings within the academic world and the broad range of quality educational opportunities offered by the University. Norene maintained a high level of awareness of the various disciplines offered at MSU. She did this through memberships in the National Alumni Board, the Beaumont Tower Society, the Honorary Coaches Club, and as President of the Calhoun County Alumni Club. She would talk up and sell the many MSU positives to all that would listen - she particularly liked to talk to potential college level students. Norene always was highly motivated to pay back, in some way, for the outstanding education experience and the wonderful growing-up and social environment that she was provided at MSU. She truly wanted the same for all students who have that burning desire to learn and grow.
Norma J. Reed Scholarship Fund Donate The Norma J. Reed Scholarship was established to assist worthy graduating seniors of St. Philip Catholic Central High School who have applied themselves. Considerations shall be: Academic performance, financial need and character.
Officer Mike St. John Scholarship Fund Donate
Patricia Bord Williams Scholarship Fund Donate The Patricia Bord Williams Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Patricia L. Williams to assist graduating seniors and graduates from high schools within the Calhoun Intermediate School District pursuing a degree in elementary education. Successful candidates will demonstrate a solid work ethic, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have financial need. Patricia L. Williams has a passion for education as demonstrated by her over 50-year career in education which included being an Air Force education officer and a teacher in both Pennsylvania and at Harper Creek Community Schools. She wants to help young people achieve their dreams of becoming teachers.
Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund Donate In the fast-paced world we live in, slowing down to spend quality time with friends can often get missed. However, for Paul A. Riegle, taking time out for friends was a characterstic you could always count on. That's why it's more than fitting when the family of Paul A. Riegle established the Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund in 2016, allowing Paul to continue to take time out for and support "a friend". Paul was a family-oriented and well-rounded person, valuing service, education, business and the trades while at the same time loving and enjoying the majestic beauty of the outdoors through many of his favorite pastimes such as skiing, hunting and fishing. Through the establishment of this fund, it is the family's hope that it will contribute in meaningful ways towards a better life for the recipient and their family.
Paul & Mavis Pitzer Public Service Scholarship Fund Donate Paul & Mavis Pitzer, lifelong public service employees, believed good people could and should work in areas that promote the well-being and betterment of society. Recipients must exhibit good character and a propensity toward public service through volunteerism, service to others, or service to the community.
Pennfield Schools Retirees Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Pennfield Schools Retirees Memorial Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to children or grandchildren of Pennfield retirees, current employees with at least 5 years of experience, or former employees with at least 5 years of experience, who are Michigan Public School Retirees. Such educational opportunites beyond high school shall include accredited colleges, universities, or technical/trade school. The Scholarship Committee may determine whether such institutions should be considered as eligible.
Pessetti Family Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established by the Pessetti family to make a difference for students from the Battle Creek area obtaining a college education. Eligible candidates will be graduates from a Battle Creek area public or private school. Candidates will be eligible-and will be selected-upon entering their junior year of college. Students should demonstrate community involvement, good work ethic while attending school, and/or involvement in sports, clubs, etc. Financial need, character, and GPA will also be considered.
Pete Manarin Family Scholarship Fund Donate Pete Manarin Family Scholarship Pete, a life-long resident of Battle Creek, has lead his life and raised his family with strong attributes and beliefs: immense persistence, selflessness, appreciation of blessings, focus on long-term outcomes and passion for attaining them. Pete and his family wish to award a person who has demonstrated the same qualities in their life and goals. Eligible applicants include graduating seniors attending St. Philip Catholic High School or Pennfield High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be enrolling in a 2yr or 4yr college, university, technical or trade school. Special consideration will be given to individuals with community service and involvement.
Phil Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Phil Duff Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Phil Duff, former Homer Elementary School principal and active community member. Mr. Duff received his master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. He taught for the Vandercook Lake Schools for nine years, then moved to Homer in 1966 and became principal of Homer Elementary School before retiring in 1997. For several years he was a Cub Scout Master, worked with abused children, was a member of the M.E.A., and played the organ for the Church of God in Marshall and Jackson. He found great joy in gardening and playing the organ.
Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Jacqueline Pieper has provided scholarships to students with potential but who needed economic assistance to continue their education. The Pieper Memorial Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, but do not have to be recent graduates. Recipients must be planning to enroll at a two or four-year college or university or trade school or similar learning institution until completion of the specific program of study. It is Jacqueline Pieper's intent that it is better to give less money to many students than to give more assistance to fewer students. Students should not receive a "full ride," but demonstrate a desire to pay for a portion of the cost of schooling.
Radiology Consultants PLC Scholarship Fund Donate Radiology Consultants PLC established this scholarship to support students attending Kellogg Community College who possess the individual desire and work ethic to build a planned and secure career path in subjects related to operating a radiology practice including, but not limited to: radiography, medical imaging, medical business management, medical billing, medical coding, etc. It was important for this scholarship to recognize students, who work hard at a job while attending college, work hard on their studies and are deeply motivated in purposeful pursuit of a career.
Ralph D. & Audra M. Nickerson Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Ralph D. Nickerson to support community programs.
Ralph L. Deal Memorial Music Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Ralph L. Deal, general music teacher for the Lakeview School District elementary schools, teaching vocal music for 25 years. His love of music continued after his retirement with an additional 10 years of teaching the part time music program for St. Joseph Catholic Schools. He also served as choir director and/or organist for numerous area churches, including First Presbyterian, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Maple United Methodist, Birchwood United Methodist, First Congregational and First Church of Christ Scientist. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Lakeview High School who is pursuing a degree in music in the areas of vocal, instrumental or music education.
Ratner Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of the Ratner Scholarship is to reward students from Calhoun County who have achieved academic success, exhibited good character and performed services for their communities. Marv and Jane Ratner believe that those of us who have benefited from our community should give something back, "We hope that the scholarship recipients will achieve continued academic success and continue their record of service in their communities."
Raymond R. Amsler Scholarship Fund Donate Raymond Russell Amsler was born in Toledo, Ohio to Elmer and June (Leonard) Amsler. The family moved from their farm in Ohio to Homer, Michigan in 1935. Ray attended Homer School from 1935-1943. He played baseball, basketball, and football achieving an athletic letter for all sports. Ray entered the Navy in 1943 after graduating from Homer School. He served 2 1/2 years in the Pacific on the USS Lamson destroyer. Ray returned to Michigan after his Navy service where he met Margaret Allen and was married a year later. They had two daughters Yvonne and Nancy. Ray and Margaret lived in Battle Creek where he began his career at Consumers Power Company. Ray retired after 37 years as a supervisor and resided in Lake Placid, Florida. The Raymond R. Amsler Scholarship was established in 2007. Ray has many fond memories of his years in Homer and his school time. He established this scholarship to help Homer students attend college.
Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund Donate Rebecca "Becky" Porter made a lasting impact and impression on all who knew her. Selecting the compassionate profession of nursing led her on a journey that culminated in the founding and establishment of the Holistic Health Center. Becky (and Larry) spent the past 20 years putting her mind, body, and all her strength into helping others through the Center. Therefore, it's no surprise family, clients, Western Michigan University students and friends felt it more than fitting to establish the Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund in tribute to a loving, gracious soul and giving spirit.
Rev. Earl F. Young & Rev. William Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship is in memory of the late Reverend Earl F. Young and Reverend William Young, Jr. Reverend Earl F. Young was the founder and pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 1959 to 1982. Reverend William Young, Jr. was pastor at Macedonia from 1982 to 1997. Both dedicated their lives to the spiritual needs and overall well-being of all Battle Creek citizens.
Reverend George and Jean Seifert Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund was established in memory of George and Jean Seifert by their children and through the generous gifts of community members who participated in, benefited from or knew of their ministry over the years. Originally called to Battle Creek to help out at First Baptist Church, Reverend Seifert would soon, two years later, begin pastoring at Lakeview Baptist Church where he served for over 35 years. George and Jean strongly believed in helping people and helping the community.
R.G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship Fund Donate The R.G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship Fund was establishes for the purpose of providing educational scholarships to local individuals associated with organized labor.
Richard & Elizabeth Jones Scholarship Fund Donate The Richard & Elizabeth Jones Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals residing in Calhoun County who will be obtaining an education in graduate school at University of Michigan. The scholarship recipient(s) will be announced and honored annually at the Battle Creek Community Foundation scholarship celebration.
Richard McKenzie Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Richard McKenzie was a gifted science instructor at Southwestern Junior High School who made learning fun. Acknowledged by both peers and students as a master teacher, Rich shared his warm humor and love of life with all that knew him. Rich also had a deep appreciation for nature and enjoyed bird watching, camping, and canoeing. This scholarship is given in loving memorial tribute of Richard McKenzie. Eligible applicants of the Richard McKenzie Memorial Scholarship will be graduates or graduating seniors of Battle Creek Central High School, who intend to pursue a degree in education. Applicants must have maintained a 2.75 grade point average in their high school courses. Character will be a primary factor in selection. Consideration will also be given for citizenship, academic performance, and the need for financial assistance. The scholarship is for one year of college/technical study.
Richard R. Montgomery Scholarship Fund Donate The Richard R. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family and friends to honor him after he passed away on June 22, 2004. Dick came to Battle Creek to work at the Enquirer and News after graduating in Journalism from Michigan State University. He later worked at Clark Equipment as the national sales promotion manager. Dick was a talented, enthusiastic person whose positive attitude enriched all who had the good fortune of knowing him. He worked to enhance the quality of life in the Battle Creek community through his many years of community involvement. He focused on problems that required action. He applied his positive spirit and his eloquent voice to many issues. Dick felt that he could make a difference in the lives of young people by his personal involvement on the General Scholarship Committee of the Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Program. This scholarship has been established to help individuals who are starting out on their educational journey following high school graduation. It is our hope that recipients of this scholarship will display the same character and compassion to better their community as Dick Montgomery did.
Rick and Debra Baron Second Chance Scholarship Fund Donate Rick and Debra Baron realize the importance of education to help pave the path to success, and yet realize that sometimes difficult challenges and obstacles get in the way of our educational goals. Life's challenges may include addictions, inadequate family support, poverty, health issues, or sometimes just misguided choices along the way. However, they feel that anyone who is highly motivated to rise above those hardships with determination and hard work, deserve to succeed by being given a second chance. They value and support the belief that help comes to those that are willing to help themselves.
Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach Adult Education Scholarship Fund Donate The Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach Adult Education Scholarship Fund ("Fund") provides scholarships to Athens Area Schools graduates or Athens area residents, pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities in high demand career fields, such as health related fields. This Scholarship was established by Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach who were both former high school teachers. They believed that post high school education is a necessity in today’s economy and that a scholarship would provide some incentive for students to reach their goals. After seeing more support for graduating seniors, the Leach’s wanted there to be more resources for the adults in the greater Athens area. These funds could support anyone who are beyond their first year of college but still need financial assistance, those who did not complete their degree but want to re-enroll to do so, or even those who want to change career paths and need additional education or training.
Roberta H. Cribbs Scholarship Fund Donate As a retired Kellogg Company employee, civic leader, community and political activist, life member of both the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., philanthropist, and Emmanuel Covenant Church International leader, Roberta H. Cribbs has devoted a great deal of her life to enhancing the lives of others. Most precious to her are young people - they hold a tender place in the heart of this energetic and tenacious woman. Ms. Cribbs is an advocate for higher education. It has been her life-long dream to establish a scholarship that would provide financial assistance for African-Americans who might not otherwise attend college. In reflection Roberta comments, "I am thankful the Study Culture Club recognized the potential within me. The $500 scholarship they provided for me to be able to attend college made a difference in my life." To the Cribbs' Scholar, Roberta says "Recognize the value of your own potential. You must understand that prosperity begins within you; it is a frame of mind. If your DESIRE is strong enough, and you BELIEVE long enough, you WILL achieve success by the grace of God. And above everything else, learning is a life-long process - never - ever quit learning- CONGRATULATIONS!"
Robert and Diana Williams Scholarship Fund Donate The Robert and Diana Williams Scholarship Fund was established to give more opportunities to those seeking to further their education through non-degreed training programs in the skilled trades, apprenticeship or certificate programs. The Williams' believe the skilled trades provide essential services for which there will always be a need and are the lifeblood of our country.
Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo Donate In the summer of 2016, Robert and Eleanor DeVries' long standing and generous support of the Binder Park Zoo led to the establishment of the Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo. Its formation positions Binder Park Zoo as a leading research and educational zoo, aligning full time professionals with endless opportunities both individually and for the Zoo overall.
Robert D. and Shirley M. McFee Scholarship Fund Donate This fund has been established for the purposes of providing scholarships to the students from the Calhoun County area who have been accepted for attendance at the University of Michigan and must reside in the area of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County. Applicants must also agree to attend at least one meeting of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County function during the year following receipt of the scholarship.
Robert & Doris Folk Scholarship Fund Donate Bob and Doris Folk were life long residents of Homer. Bob entered World War II as a flyer and was shot down while on a mission over Belgium. He was captured and spent 1-1/2 years as a prisoner of war. After his liberation, Bob came back to work for his father in the oil business and founded what is now the Folk Oil Company. Bob and Doris raised two children who both graduated from Homer High School. Bob passed away in 1999 and Doris in 2005. The Robert and Doris Folk Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 within the Homer Area Community Foundation in their memory. Both Bob and Doris gave back to the community in many ways over the years. Establishing this scholarship was a way to make sure their efforts continued. They both realized the importance of furthering ones education beyond high school.
Robert & Eleanor DeVries Family Practice Scholarship Donate Robert and Eleanor DeVries know the importance of quality health care to communities. This scholarship will promote greater Battle Creek area physician extender positions (e.g.: nurse practitioner, physician assistant, resident physician, etc.) within the family practice field.
Robert L. Nendorf Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in loving memory of Robert L. Nendorf by family and friends. Rob was a 1964 graduate of Comstock High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966, served a tour of duty in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle. Scholarships in memory of Robert will be awarded to veterans, disabled veterans, and children of veterans.
Robert L. Weiher Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by the family of Robert L. Weiher, a 1967 graduate of Pennfield High School, on the 30th anniversary of his death. In 1968, he joined the Army and was sent to Vietnam. He died on March 28, 1969 from wounds suffered in combat. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations. He was also awarded the Purple Heart.
Robert & Margaret Randolph Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by Robert and Margaret Randolph in their Last Will and Testament to provide scholarships to Battle Creek area public high school graduating seniors to assist or enable worthy students to pursue their education.
Robert M. Ward Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund was established in honor of Robert M. Ward after he was named the Michigan High School Principal of the Year in 1990. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors or graduates of Lakeview High School who are seeking educational opportunities beyond high school. Criteria will be based on leadership, scholarship, citizenship, service, industry and effort, integrity and responsibility.
Roger & Kim Pitzer CACC Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in honor of Kim Pitzer, who attended the CACC in 1977. Roger & Kim obtained their education through hard work and a commitment to their goals. They have established this scholarship to help other individuals obtain and achieve their goals. Roger and Kim believe that those of us who have benefited from our community should give something back.
Roland Bartram Scholarship Fund Donate On Sunday, October 26, 1947, a work bee was planned with local Battle Creek Seventh Day Adventist churches to help clear land and pull stumps at Battle Creek Academy. Among those who volunteered was Roland Bartram, husband and father of two. On that fateful day, Roland's wife, Bee, was preparing food with the other women for the work bee. Bee was suddenly informed by another volunteer that Roland was taken to the hospital. Sadly, he died upon arrival due to a massive coronary. Life was hard for Bee, a young widow with two young children. In order to provide Christian education for her children it required sacrifices, hard work, and donated funds from wonderful family, friends and programs. In memory of Roland, his family and friends have established the Roland Bartram Scholarship Fund for the purpose of benefiting single parents whose children are interested in attending Battle Creek Academy. It is the hope of Roland's family that young single parents will have the opportunity to provide their children with a Christian education as a result of this fund.
Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate To honor the life and legacy of Ronald Clark "Ron" McDaniel, family and friends established the Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2008. Ron, born in Harlan, Kentucky, moved to Battle Creek, Michigan at the age of 5. He was involved in the National Honor Society, Boys State, played baseball and football and graduated in the top ten of his class at Pennfield High School. He then served in the United States Air Force obtaining presidential awards and honors before he made his home back in Battle Creek. Ron managed to balance his commitment and love for his family and sports while exhibiting an unequaled work ethic, often working 7 days a week, at the same company for 38 years. This fund was established to carry on his value of education. He believed that all young adults should participate in extra-curricular activities in or outside of school while focusing on education. Most of all Ron McDaniel believed education was the key to success. Scholarships in memory of Ron will be awarded to graduating seniors who have participated in high school athletics and are seeking educational opportunities in teaching/education.
Ronald L. Tuck Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Ronald L. Tuck Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Ronald L. Tuck. Dr. Tuck was the son of Robert E. Tuck and Velma E. Tuck. He graduated from Homer High School in 1960, enlisted in the United States Army and served three years with the Army in Germany. Following his Army discharge, he attended Southern Illinois University and obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1972. He was a practicing dentist for 47 years at his office in Warren, Michigan, until his retirement in 2019. The Scholarship was established by his brothers in loving memory, for the purpose of providing scholarships for Homer Community Schools graduating seniors and graduates pursuing a post-secondary degree in the sciences.
Ron LaParl Scholarship Fund Donate Members of the Battle Creek Country Club established this scholarship for individuals who have been employed with the Country Club. The scholarship has been established in honor of Ronald B. LaParl who served as a golf professional at the Battle Creek Country Club for 35 years. Mr. LaParl is recognized as a professional in every sense of the word--golfer, teacher, organizer, and gentleman. His commitment to his professional career, commitment in teaching others, and service to the community can be attributed to his success in life. Applicants for the Battle Creek Country Club Ron LaParl Scholarship must have been employed by the Battle Creek Country Club in the preceding 12 months, exemplify the highest degree of loyalty to the Battle Creek Country Club and its members, must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.5 from the most recent educational facility attended. Financial need will be considered in the selection process as well as the content and composition of a written essay, recommendations, and a personal interview which may be conducted. (Children of Battle Creek Country Club members are ineligible for consideration for the LaParl Scholarship.)
Roosevelt Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Battle Creek area schools (CACC included), along with home schooled students and altrnative education students. A team of 3 students will prepare a financial project with emphasis on team work, goal setting, & presentation in the financial area.
Rosa Guzman Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students who seek educational opportunities at the Dominican Seventh Day Adventist University in Dominican Republic.
Rose Ferguson Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Lakeview School District teachers with professional growth opportunities to enhance their instructional strategies.
Ruble Family Scholarship Fund Donate The Ruble Family Scholarship was established in 2010 in honor of Cindy Ruble?s many years of service and her retirement as Superintendent of Lakeview School District. The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce barriers for at risk Battle Creek area graduating seniors and adults seeking educational opportunities beyond high school. The fund honors Cindy?s dream that every graduate has the skills needed and resources available to continue their post-secondary education. "Every child has a dream for what they can be and for what they can contribute to society and that dream can and will become a reality!"
Russell Scott Hein Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund was established in memory of Russell Scott Hein after he died in an automobile accident on October 31, 1987. One award will be presented annually to a Lakeview High School graduating senior and one to a Calhoun Area Technology Center graduating senior.
Rusty Melges Memorial Fund Donate The Rusty Melges Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide scholarships to male graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School who are a scholar/athlete seeking educational opportunities beyond high school at a college, university or technical school. Students should demonstrate potential to succeed in the college curriculum to be pursued. Financial need, character, and volunteer involvement may also be considered.
Sadie W. Penn Scholarship Fund Donate This fund, established in 2013, places emphasis on supporting the education of our youth for this generation and generations to come. Sadie W. Penn's career in education took her from Georgia to Battle Creek, Michigan and has enriched the lives of countless students along the way. Recipients of this scholarship are graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a career in the field of education at a college or university in the state of Michigan.
Santo & Maria Zanetti Scholarship Fund Donate The Santo & Maria Zanetti Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. When asked about their motivation for establishing the fund, Santo replied, "Battle Creek is a wonderful place to live. We felt we owed something to this community. This is where we made our living - this is where we should share."
Satish Koneru Scholarship Fund Donate Dr. Prasadarao and Lakshmi Koneru established this scholarship to honor their son, Satish Koneru, who died in 1985 at age 23. Satish was a graduate of Kimball High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. He attended Oakland University and was a student at Kellogg Community College. Satish is remembered as a considerate and compassionate young man who understood so much about his own life. He faced each day with courage and accomplished many of his personal goals. Even during the most difficult moments of his illness, he was able to unselfishly reflect on the love of his family, expressing his thoughts to a friend who would pass them along after his death. Recipients of this scholarship are graduating seniors with a physical limitation or disability from a greater Battle Creek area public school who is pursuing educational opportunities at a 2 or 4 year college, or a trade school, anywhere in the United States. The student must show academic performance and strong motivation for achieving personal goals.
Schlatter Design Scholarship Fund Donate The Schlatter Design Scholarship was created to honor Dick's lifetime of accomplishment in the graphic design and marketing world. Dick moved to Battle Creek, Michigan to be the art director of a local ad agency, and has made his mark on the area by opening SchlatterDesign in 1972, which became the Schlatter Group, a full-service advertising agency. Dick has won over 70 awards in the field of graphic design, including the American Advertising Federation's (AAF) Silver Medal in 1984. He has also become an integral part of the Battle Creek community through his support of many area individuals and initiatives. Dick's other accomplishments include publishing a 2011 children's book "The Old Man and the Tree", and the ArtPrize Public Vote Grand Prize in 2017 for his portrait of Abraham Lincoln made out of 24,000 pennies, aptly named "A. Lincoln".
Scott E. Kinnisten Scholarship Fund Donate The Scott E. Kinnisten Scholarship was established in 1992 by the parents, family and friends of Scott Kinnisten. Scott was a 1985 graduate of Lakeview High School who participated on the varsity golf team and was selected to the All State Golf Team. He went on to Western Michigan University on a partial golf scholarship. In his memory, this scholarship will be awarded annually to deserving students from the Battle Creek area who have distinguished themselves in the classroom.
Scott Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate
Segal Family Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to honor the life work of Eli Segal, devoted father and grandfather. Mr. Segal was a professor of Media Communication and a media historian. He devoted his life to teaching students the art of communication and the joy of drama, radio and movies and this scholarship provides an avenue to continue his tradition of helping students achieve success.
S. Emmett Brown Scholarship Fund Donate The S. Emmett Brown Scholarship Fund was a vision of Reverend Bobby Holley in 2011. This fund was established in honor and recognition of S. Emmett Brown's athletic accomplishments and his giving back to young people in the Battle Creek community. It is S. Emmett Brown's hope that this scholarship will help a young person's dream of a college education come true. Recipients of the S. Emmett Brown Scholarship are African American graduating seniors from a Battle Creek Public School high school. In addition, they are student athletes who have demonstrated service to their community, church and/or family.
Sharon Carpenter Scholarship Fund Donate The Sharon Carpenter Scholarship Fund has been established in loving memory of Sharon Carpenter. Sharon graduated from Athens Agricultural School in 1959, where she participated in Glee Club, paper staff, senior play and follies. After graduation she was employed by Metropolitan Insurance, then moving to the First State Bank of Mendon in Athens. In 1967, Sharon was hired as a secretary for the newly formed Spoor and Parlin, Inc. Moving through the ranks, she rose from secretary to bookkeeper, retiring 42 years later as the Office Manager-Controller. While there, she was recognized several times by the John Deere Company for her excellence to detail.
Shelton C. Penn Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Those whose lives he positively touched through the years describe Judge Shelton "Cosmo" Penn as fair in the courtroom, kind, compassionate, understanding, and a good man who treated everyone with dignity and respect. Shelton C. Penn graduated from high school in 1942, attended Morehouse College, was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1944-1946 and returned to Morehouse to graduate in 1948 (his schoolmate was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Judge Penn graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1951, set up a private practice in Battle Creek, Michigan and went on to an illustrious career in law that included chief assistant prosecuting attorney, civil rights hearing referee and chief judge of the 10th district court. This fund, established in memory of Judge Penn by his wife, Sadie Penn in 2009, is a testament to their belief in education and community.
Sid Maddox Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund Donate Mary Helen "Sid" Maddox was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and worked for Battle Creek Health Systems for over 25 years. Doctors, associates and patients all recognized her as a compassionate, dedicated, knowledgeable nurse. Her family, friends and associates established this scholarship in her memory. The Sid Maddox Scholarship is for persons who are planning to pursue a nursing degree. First preference is for persons who plan to or are attending Kellogg Community College. Second preference is for persons who plan to or are attending other schools that have nursing programs.
SLF/Blair Scholarship Fund Donate The scholarship combines the funds from the Homer Student Loan Fund (SLF) and the Blair Scholarship Fund. Homer's superintendent, Everett Highland, started the Student Loan Fund in 1959, to provide loans to Homer High School graduates to help them further their education. The Blair scholarship was started in 1977 with funds from the estate of Bess Blair as donated by her sister Maude. Both sisters were born in Homer and were descendants of Homer's first doctor. Bess taught in the Homer school system. Maude was a life-long educator and both sisters were strong supporters of education.
Spanninga Family Scholarship Fund Donate The fund is the vision of a community member who worked his way through high school, community college, an undergraduate degree and graduate degree. This strong work ethic, sheer will and determination was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Spanninga Family Scholarship, a fund created simply to help those who help themselves.
Springfield Community Foundation Unrestricted Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to award a college scholarship to a Springfield youth for outstanding achievement in the area(s) of academics, citizenship, and/or community service.
Staff Sergeant Joshua Throckmorton Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. "Josh" "Tex" Throckmorton made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he lost his life on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Afghanistan. This fund serves as a reminder for us all to live as Josh did - with integrity and respect for others. Encouraged by his mother Tina to learn the skills necessary to be self sufficient, he loved to cook almost as much as he loved football, in fact, he hoped to open a restaurant once his military career concluded. Those who knew Josh describe him as having been "a great guy," "a consummate team player," and "one of our leaders." His impact will live on through those at Battle Creek Central High School who become Throckmorton Scholarship award recipients, and expands outward through the many lives they positively touch.
Stanley L. & Anne M. Lemanski Scholarship Fund Donate The Lemanskis were a very warm and loving couple. The family has long been a supporter of Catholic education and the values of setting educational standards and achieving them. The Lemanski Scholarship recognizes graduating seniors from St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Selection will be based on academic performance, academic merit, leadership abilities, and financial need.
Stanley T. and Berenice J. Lowe Scholarship Fund Donate The Berenice Bryant Lowe Fund was established by the Historical Society of Battle Creek and the Lowe family to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the pioneer local historian who tirelessly researched and passionately promoted Battle Creek's heritage for more than twenty years. Berenice Bryant Lowe was a graduate of the University of Michigan and a drama and speech teacher at Battle Creek Central High School. She was a passionate collector of local history and spent years ferreting long-forgotten items out of attics and collecting anecdotes from residents. She was one of the moving spirits behind the revitalization of the Historical Society of Battle Creek and the renovation of the Kimball House into a museum of local history. To recognize Berenice Lowe's twin interest in local history- research and education- the fellowship was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing funding to individuals to develop educational materials and to publish local historical research for use in the community. In 2018, to recognize Berenice's passion for education and her secret sponsorship of students attending KCC, a scholarship was added to support students attending Kellogg Community College in the professional trades and nursing.
Stephen F. Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students who wish to attend Battle Creek Academy.
Steve Straub Sports Camp Scholarship Fund Donate Steven P. Straub "Straubie", was a 1981 graduate of Lakeview High School, former Jr. Varsity Football Coach, Assistant Track Coach, and In-House Suspension Supervisor. He played four years of basketball and football, three years of track, and one year of baseball at Lakeview High School. Steven played one year of football at Olivet College, and one year of baseball at Kellogg Community College. He played City Recreation football, tennis, racquetball and ping pong. Growing up, he also wrestled, played soccer and floor hockey, swam, and enjoyed diving. Steve loved all sports and made many friends while participating. He understood the importance of teamwork and savored the thrill of competition. Steve was compassionate, loving and fun, and known for his infectious smile. In Steve's memory, his family, co-workers and friends have contributed money to establish annual scholarships for 8th to 11th grade Lakeview students to attend summer sports camps. Due to his love of all sports, scholarships are not limited to a specific sport.
Tad & Bonnie Randolph Scholarship Fund Donate Tad and Bonnie Randolph were classroom teachers in the Battle Creek Public Schools for many years. Bonnie taught Spanish at W. K. Kellogg, Southwestern and Battle Creek Central High School. Tad was a social studies teacher at Southeastern, W. K. Kellogg, and Battle Creek Central High School.
Taffy Hernandez Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established in loving memory of Taffy Hernandez by her family. Students receiving this award must be graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School and exhibit leadership, community involvement, work experience, and provide an essay on their educational goals.
Taylor Scholarship Fund Donate The Taylor Scholarship was created by Richard and Geraldine Taylor. The Taylor's, longtime residents of Battle Creek, believe that many people need extra help to enter or return to the workforce. The Taylor scholar receives a monetary award and accepts the challenge to achieve their training requirements in order to complete their employment goals.
Teresa M. Hewitt and Richard & Marie Johnson Scholarship Fund Donate The Teresa M. Hewitt and Richard & Marie Johnson Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Athens area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Teresa Sue Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Teresa Sue Davis was born and raised in Battle Creek. Her name is not well-known, nor is she lauded for large philanthropic donations to the community. But like so many other city residents, she left an unforgettable mark on her family and the lives of others. Some may consider her contributions small. To those she touched, they were immeasurable. She was a 1984 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and held many jobs in the community. No job was perhaps more important than as a mother, where she often selflessly pushed her children to achieve their life goals. This scholarship was established as a helping hand to graduates of Battle Creek Public Schools so that they may pursue their dreams of higher education.
The Bhan Family Scholarship Fund Donate Established in 2008, The Bhan Family Scholarship is the result of a strong connection to the community in which the Bhan's have lived and raised their two beautiful children over the past 23 years. With a true and demonstrated conviction to prevent what appears to be our nation's slipping position in the area of math and science, the Bhan's created this scholarship to help us compete with other nations for many years to come. "We need more bright scientists for our future. We want to support students going into the science field... and we hope this may add some encouragement and ultimately contribute positive outcomes to our society," stated Mrs. Bhan.
The Crystyl A. Rucker Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Crystyl A. Rucker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing academic financial support to graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities. Crystyl Arnita Rucker (1951-2021) was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a graduate of John J. Pershing High School. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, at Michigan State University. She began her teaching career with the Battle Creek Public Schools, at Northwestern Junior High School. Affectionately known as "Ma Ruck" at Northwestern, she taught seventh and eighth grade journalism and english. She believed in connecting with each student to push his or her academic and personal potential, while having lots of fun. Outside of Northwestern, she taught and mentored Battle Creek students in the "Dreamers" Program and spearheaded academic after-school and family scholarship programs at the Battle Creek YMCA. She retired from Battle Creek Public Schools in 2003.
The Loew Family Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by the Loew families in memory of our loved ones. Brothers Dan Sr. and William (Bill Jr.) both attended Athens Area Schools from Kindergarten, and were graduates of Athens High School, Class of 1977 and 1982, respectively. During their high school years both were active in football, band and various clubs and organizations. Both married AHS alumni, and all their children are graduates of AHS. They invested in family supporting not only their own children, but nieces and nephews in numerous Athens sporting events, tournaments, playoff and championship teams. Both had a heart for service … for several years Bill was the Official Scorekeeper for boys and girls basketball games; Dan was a member of the Chain Gang on the football field, an intricate part of the restoration of the Historical Arch project, and served on the Athens School Board of Education. In honor of Dan and Bill, this scholarship recognizes exceptional effort and character, strong academic achievements, leadership qualities, service to the community, church and school, and an emphasis on team event participation. Faith doesn’t get us around adversity, it gets us through it. Be strong and courageous … for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Theodore N. Thomas Scholarship Fund Donate Theodore N. Thomas was the principal of Lakeview High School from 1942 until his retirement in 1974. Affectionately known as "Mr. T," he was a beloved and respected principal who symbolized honesty, responsibility, integrity and the importance of education in and out of the classroom. This scholarship was established by his wife Ruth, who also taught at the elementary level in Lakeview during her career.
The Special Achievement Scholarship Fund Donate To provide scholarships to students with special learning, developmental or language needs including international students who are attending or those who have graduated from Lakeview High School who seek educational opportunities beyond high school in a college or university in the United States.
Thomas D. Frey Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship was established by Louis and Beverly Frey in honor of their son, Tom, a 1978 graduate of Pennfield Schools. He graduated from the Michigan State University College of Engineering and worked at Texas Instruments until his untimely death in 1988.
Thomas G. Hardy ATFD Auxiliary Scholarship Fund Donate The AFTD Auxiliary was established in the 1990's to assist the Athens Fire Department. They raise money through various fundraisers and have donated over $100,000 in equipment to the Athens Fire Department. This scholarship was established by the AFTD Auxiliary to honor Tom Hardy's years of service. Tom joined the Hickory Corners Fire Department in 1974, after his new home burned. He became their chief and went on to become the Barry County Fire Chief's Association president. Tom moved his family to Athens in 1987, joined the Athens Fire Department, and became the chief in 1998. He remained in this position until his death, following a fire December 31, 2010. he was greatly respected as a leader and for his willingness to volunteer in many activities for the school and the community.
Thomas H. Elliott Scholarship Fund Donate The Thomas H. Elliott Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Thomas H. Elliott by providing scholarships to Battle Creek and Calhoun County area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Thomas H. Elliot was born in Pennsylvania and after completing the 8th grade, began working in the coal mines of that region. At age 23 he came to Battle Creek and worked for the Kellogg Company for 41 years. He was a Godfearing man, whose word was his bond and who always gave a day's work for a day's pay. Although he only completed school through the 8th grade, he always valued education and encouraged his three children to pursue higher education. His daughter, Dawn and son, Bob each obtained advanced degrees in education and had successful careers in Education Administration, and his youngest son Tom became a highly successful surgeon. It is intended that this scholarship be awarded to applicants who demonstrate a strong work ethic and high moral character exemplified by the life of Thomas H. Elliot. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend the following institutions in the order listed: Albion College, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, other institutions. Applicants must have attained a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 system. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the following six characteristics: trustworthiness, respect for others, responsibility, fairness, and caring.
Thomas R. and Catharine G. Allan Scholarship Fund Donate The Thomas R. and Catharine G. Allan Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas R. and Catharine G. Allan who thought it was important to further your education. The scholarship assists graduating seniors and graduates from Calhoun County public and private high schools pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities in teacher education or nursing.
Thomas R. Kelley Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Tom graduated from Athens High School in 1965 and joined the 101st Airborne Division of the army shortly thereafter. He was tragically killed in action in Vietnam in August 1967. Tom was awarded several purple hearts; the Bronze and Silver Star were awarded posthumously to his family for heroism in action. In his memory, Tom?s family and friends established this scholarship fund. Selection is based on a minimum of 2.5 GPA, good attendance, and a major in law enforcement, theology, education, or nursing.
Thomas R. Shaw Scholarship Fund Donate It is with great pride and a deep sense of humility that the Shaw family presents this scholarship in honor of Thomas R. Shaw. Thomas R. Shaw was a lifelong Battle Creek resident and a third generation funeral director. He was born April 2, 1935 in Battle Creek and remained dedicated to his community his entire life. He was an active civic and professional leader, a devoted family man and supporter of education and youth. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Mortuary Science. This scholarship aims to support greater Battle Creek and Bellevue area student obtain higher education at Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, or the University of Michigan. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 10-14-2019 RCZ Added Yearbook based on 2011 scholarship certificate: It is with great pride and a deep sense of humility that the Shaw family presents this scholarship in honor of Thomas R. Shaw. Thomas R. Shaw was a lifelong Battle Creek resident and a third generation funeral director. He was born April 2, 1935 in Battle Creek and remained dedicated to his community his entire life. He was an active civic and professional leader, a devoted family man and supporter of education and youth. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Mortuary Science. Eligible recipients are graduating seniors of Battle Creek area public schools or Bellevue Community Schools.
Todd M. Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Todd was a lifelong resident of Battle Creek and a graduate of Pennfield High School, Kellogg Community College and Robert B. Miller College. He retired from DENSO Manufacturing as a Production Planning Specialist after 25 years. Todd will be remembered for his integrity, strong work ethic and leadership qualities and special consideration will be given to applicants who display these attributes.
Tom Danna Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Tom Danna, a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, was a much-loved coach and teacher. Later in his career, Tom moved into school counseling, a field he came to enjoy greatly because he was able to directly help students. This fund was created by Tom?s friends and family to celebrate his life. The family would like to help college students who work hard towards their academic goals and have financial need.
Tom & Ev McHale Scholarship Fund Donate This scholarship fund, established in 2001 in honor of Thomas "Tom" L. and Evelyn "Ev" C. McHale by their four sons, Tom, Tim, Mike and Jim, will serve as a lasting tribute of their love and commitment to their faith and to education. As longtime residents of Battle Creek, Tom was known for his career in radio broadcasting and journalism while Ev's love of reading and organizing came through as an employee at Willard Library. Both Tom & Ev have countless contributions to the community through their volunteerism which showcased talents such as an emcee, singer and entertainer for Tom and a tremendous sense of humor for Ev. The Tom & Ev McHale Scholarship will provide fee assistance for Kellogg Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students.
Ty Larson Fuller Scholarship Fund Donate The Ty Larson Fuller Scholarship Fund was established by the Fuller family and the Family Enrichment Center to honor the life of Ty Larson Fuller. Ty, was a young man with a determined spirit, who despite many challenges in his life, fought the odds to reach his goals. He also valued being a team player, building skills, and spending time with his family. This scholarship supports foster, adoptive, and kinship students under the age of 26 as they pursue higher education in the skilled trades at Kellogg Community College.
United Way of Greater Battle Creek 75th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Donate These scholarships are to be used for nonprofit agency trainings and education.
U of M Scholarship Fund Donate The U of M Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students who will attend the University of Michigan and that have graduated from high schools within the service area of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County.
Urban League of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund Donate The Southwestern Michigan Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The NUL was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in New York City. The Southwestern Michigan Urban League, founded in 1966, is proud to support minority students from the Battle Creek Area who are actively involved in the community and pursuing their academic goals. This is one way in which the Urban League is working to support the dreams of our youth.
Verne & Bonnie DeYoung Family Athletic Scholarship Donate The Verne & Bonnie DeYoung Family Athletic Scholarship has been established to honor their commitment of time, talent, and treasure to the Harper Creek community over the years. Verne was known as someone who believes in civic participation and a positive outlook. He inspired both his family and the Harper Creek community to work hard, enjoy every moment, and to never ever give up. Bonnie shares a deep love for the Harper Creek community, and believes in the endless potential of its students. Verne and Bonnie made a perfect pair, sharing a commitment to family and community. It is with pride that Harper Creek awards the Verne & Bonnie DeYoung Family Athletic Scholarship to student athletes who, like the DeYoung family, are also active leaders in their community.
Vosburg Scholarship Fund Donate For Lawrence and Florence Vosburg, teaching was a way to impact lives for generations and they were excellent at it! Their love for being educators was infectious, in fact, not only did they spark an interest in the profession amongst some of the students they had in their classroom, but children in their neighborhood also chose teaching because of their influence. The Vosburg Scholarship Fund will continue their legacy while emphasizing the importance of education beyond high school for Lakeview High School graduates.
Walter F. and Dorothy A. Morris Family Scholarship Fund Donate Dorothy Morris' surprise 80th birthday party included much more than birthday greetings and well wishes, the occasion marked the establishment of the Walter F. and Dorothy A. Morris Family Scholarship Fund to continue the family legacy of scholarship and philanthropy.
William E. Boards, Jr. Scholarship Fund Donate William E. Boards, Jr. was always willing to help people. Throughout his career as an educator, businessman, and community leader, he offered his time, talent and support to help build a better community. This scholarship was established as a tribute to William Boards' accomplishments and reflection of his values. Most importantly, Mr. Boards cared enough to reach out and help touch the lives of many young people and support their educational goals. Recipients of the Boards Scholarship must be either a minority high school graduating senior or a non-traditional (adult minority) student residing within the cities of Battle Creek and Springfield or the townships of Emmett, Bedford, or Pennfield. While financial need will be considered, the selection process is based on values shared by Mr. Boards such as: education, individuals "needing a chance" or "helping hand" to develop their full potential and service, or those who demonstrate caring and respect for others.
William J. & Patricia E. (Patti) Lingenberg Scholarship Fund Donate As graduates of the University of Southern California, Patti and Jack Lingenberg appreciated the lifetime value of a good education. In honor, their daughters, Christy Halbert and Kathy Riddell, have established this fund to honor their parents' long time commitment to the Battle Creek community, and to make continuing education opportunities possible for worthy Battle Creek high school graduates.
W. James McQuiston Scholarship Fund Donate W. James McQuiston is remembered for his commitment to community. His service and leadership to community and non-profit causes spanned a fifty-year period in Battle Creek. He was known for his wit, his clear, concise advice, and his attention to financial detail. Today, many organizations continue to exist as a result of Jim McQuiston's vision.
W.K. Kellogg High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Donate The W.K. Kellogg High School Alumni Association Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to descendents of W.K. Kellogg High School graduates who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible applicants shall be graduating seniors, or will have completed one year of college, or if attending a trade school, the scholarship may be applied to the first year. Recipients must be direct descendants of the W.K Kellogg High School alumni.
WKKF-SEED Award - Save. Encourage. Educate. Dream. Fund Donate The WKKF-SEED Award - Save. Encourage. Educate. Dream. Fund was established for the purpose of providing access to higher education through an endowed college savings award program for Kindergarten to 11th grade students of the Battle Creek Public Schools. All BCPS students, from Kindergarteners to 11th graders, will be eligible to apply for the scholarships each year. Awards will be made based on applicants? essays, transcripts, grade-point averages and recommendation forms. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have the choice to submit an essay or a picture book. 3rd to 11th Grade students will be asked to only complete a general essay, and if their grade point average is below a 3.0, they may still apply but must complete an additional essay explaining their plan for how they will raise their GPA back up again.
Wolf Family Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Eligible candidates are Battle Creek Public Schools graduating seniors who attended elementary (Valley View Elementary) and/or middle school (Springfield Middle School) in Springfield, Michigan. Prior recipients can renew award for one year. Recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA, as verified through a Kellogg Community College transcript, to receive renewable award.
Organizational and Named Endowment Funds
AccessVision Fund Donate Fund was established by AccessVision to empower people to strengthen a sense of community, facilitate civic dialogue, and celebrate local culture by communicating through electronic media.
Alano Club of Battle Creek Endowment Fund Donate Fund was established by Alano Club of Battle Creek to support saving lives, restoring families, strengthening our community through addiction recovery programs, events and educational services.
All Species Kinship Designated Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support All Species Kinship. All Species Kinship works to alleviate the suffering and exploitation of all animals with an emphasis on improving the lives of chained dogs, sanctuary for formerly chained dogs in need of socialization and long-term medical care, injured and orphaned wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, advocacy, and sanctuary to domestic fowl such as chickens, ducks and geese.
Altrusa Day Nursery, Inc. Fund Donate This fund was established to support Altrusa Day Nursery whose commitment is providing quality child care enhanced by educational learning experiences specially meant for children at affordable prices.
Alzheimer's Association Fund Donate This fund was established to support Alzheimer's Association whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's and all other Dementia.
American Cancer Society, Inc. Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support The American Cancer Society, Inc. whose mission is to support programs and services in Calhoun County, Michigan that help individuals manage cancer treatment and recovery and find needed emotional supports.
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Bernice Sackrider Volunteer Forum Fund Donate This fund was established to support American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Betty Beese Safety Service Training Fund Donate This fund was established to support American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Charlie Hines-Don Thomason Executive Director Fund Donate This fund was established to support American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Mjr. Helen B. Hollins Volunteer Nurses Fund Donate This fund was established to support American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
A. Robert Briere Fund for the Food Bank of South Central Michigan Donate The A. Robert Briere Fund for the Food Bank of South Central Michigan was established in 2017 in memorial tribute to the tireless work and support exhibited by Robert "Rob" Briere over the years. Its goal, to continually strengthen the work of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.
A. Robert Briere Fund for the Haven of Rest Ministries Donate The A. Robert Briere Fund for The Haven of Rest Ministries was established in 2017 in memorial tribute to the tireless work and support exhibited by Robert "Rob" Briere over the years to continually strengthen the work of The Haven of Rest Ministries as it carries out its mission/vision.
Art Center of Battle Creek Fund Donate This fund was established to support Art Center of Battle Creek whose mission is to present high quality programs in the visual arts for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of the citizens of Battle Creek, Michigan and beyond.
Art Center of Battle Creek/Lillian A. Jones Fund Donate This fund has been established in honor of Lillian A. Jones to support the Art Center of Battle Creek.
Athens Area Historical Society Donate To provide support for the Athens Area Historical Society.
Athens Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council, Inc. Fund Donate This fund was established so the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan would always be able to have programming in the greater Athens area.
Autism Support Center of SW Michigan, Inc. Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Autism Support Center of Southwest Michigan whose mission is to Connect all individuals impacted by autism to their community through support, education, and awareness.
Barbara Knapp Hill & Jerry L. Hill Fund for the Sherman Lake YMCA Donate This fund was established to support Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center whose mission puts Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Battle Creek Academy 3 R's (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) Tuition Assistance Fund Donate This fund was established by an anonymous donor whose children were able to attend the Battle Creek Academy through tuition assistance. The donor would like to "Pay It Forward" so other youth with financial needs will also have the opportunity to attend the Battle Creek Academy.
Battle Creek Academy Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Academy whose mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist educational program that promotes excellence in our students' spiritual, academic, physical, and social development and prepares them for service in this world and the world to come.
Battle Creek Academy Foundation/Sammy Howard Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to provide scholarships for students to attend Battle Creek Academy.
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools/Dr. Gordon E. and Elizabeth S. Peckham Fund Donate Dr. Gordon E. and Elizabeth S. Peckham established this endowment fund to support and sustain the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Foundation Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools (BCACS) Foundation whose mission is to encourage stewardship for Catholic education in our community to meet today’s needs with financial support as we seek to secure the future of Catholic schools in Battle Creek. Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools, in partnership with parents, community, and the Catholic Church, provide students with an excellent education and a solid faith formation.
Battle Creek Area Mathematics & Science Center/Harold Greene Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center (BCAMSC) whose mission is offering a rich, diversified, college preparatory program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through its unique, exciting partnership with 16 school districts.
Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center (BCAMSC) whose mission is offering a rich, diversified, college preparatory program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through its unique, exciting partnership with 16 school districts.
Battle Creek Boychoir & Girls' Chorus Fund-MCSCM Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus whose mission is to bring boys and girls ages 7-18 together from all over the greater Battle Creek region to sing, make friendships, and grow into confident young men and women.
Battle Creek Brass Band Fund Donate This fund was established to support Brass Band of Battle Creek whose mission is to bring joy, understanding, and inspiration through the power of music.
Battle Creek Child Guidance Clinic Fund Donate This fund was established to support the programs, activities, and operations of the Battle Creek Child Guidance Clinic.
Battle Creek Civic Theatre Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Civic Theatre whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of greater Battle Creek by providing the community a diverse spectrum of performing arts opportunities and education.
Battle Creek Community Chorus Fund-MCSCM Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Community Chorus whose mission is to an adult chorus dedicated to the enjoyment of vocal music and excellence in performance. 
Battle Creek Family YMCA/McPherson Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Battle Creek Family YMCA whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Battle Creek Family YMCA/Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established by the Miller Foundation as directed by its founder, Robert B. Miller, through his trust.
Battle Creek Health System/Richard G. & Clara D. Phelps Fund Donate Battle Creek Health System has received an endowed gift of approximately $2 million from the estate of Gerald and Mary Phelps, in honor of Gerald's parents, Richard D. and Clara Phelps. Gerald was a longtime general contractor in our community and handled the construction of Leila Hospital, Community Hospital, and Lakeview General Hospital. Mary worked as a bookkeeper in a local physician's office for many years and was a Life Member of the BCHS Auxiliary. Gerald Phelps dies in 1991 and Mary passed in August of this year.
Battle Creek Historical Society Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Battle Creek Historical Society whose mission to collect, preserve and share Battle Creek History.
Battle Creek Host Lions Club Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Host Lions Club whose mission is to work towards the goal to provide vision for all.
Battle Creek Memorial Park Association Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Memorial Park Association mission.
Battle Creek Morning Musical Club Youth Division Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Morning Musical Club mission.
Battle Creek Regional History Museum/Lillian A. Jones Fund Donate This fund has been established in honor of Lillian A. Jones to support the Regional History Museum.
Battle Creek Symphony/Binda Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony/Ethel C. Sterling Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony Gould Memorial Fund-MCSCM Donate This fund was established in memory of Raymond and Annette Gould to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony/Lonning Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra Fund-MCSCM Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Symphony whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony/Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Symphony/Slagle Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra whose mission is building community through music.
Battle Creek Youth Orchestra Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Youth Orchestra whose mission is to provide excellent music education opportunities for youth in and beyond the greater Calhoun County area through ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, coaching, and performance opportunities. In an atmosphere that promotes learning, respect and friendship, BCYO nurtures each student as a unique individual.
BCACS/Bauman Family Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to support the current and long term operations of St. Philip Catholic Central High School.
Betty J. Christ Endowment Fund for Sexual Assault Services Donate During the 20th anniversary year of Sexual Assault Services (SAS), an endowment fund was established in honor of its founding champion, Betty J. Christ. Since the inception of SAS in 1996, Betty has been a steadfast leader, advocate and supporter for survivors of sexual assault. Her continuous strong support for the work done at SAS has helped the SAS staff reach thousands of people who need help after sexual violence.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fund Donate This fund was established to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters whose whose mission is to change lives for children here in your community.
Bill Knapp Memorial Fund for Spiritual Care Consultants of West Michigan Donate This fund was established to support Spiritual Care Consultants of West Michigan whose mission is to assist an individuals physical and emotional recovery by connecting them to faith, and strengthening any existing ties between the individual and their local church community.
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Gretchen B. & Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Binder Park Zoo mission to Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people with nature. Inspire them to conserve.
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Keith M. & Mary L. Schroder Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Binder Park Zoo mission to Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people with nature. Inspire them to conserve.
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Lonning Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Binder Park Zoo mission to Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people with nature. Inspire them to conserve.
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established by the Miller Foundation, as directed by its founder, Robert B. Miller, through his trust.
Boy Scouts of America-SW Michigan Council Fund Donate This fund was established to support Boy Scouts of America whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Brass Band of Battle Creek Endowed Chair Fund/Dr. Waldo E. Frankenstein Donate This fund was established to support Brass Band of Battle Creek whose mission is to bring joy, understanding, and inspiration through the power of music.
Brass Band of Battle Creek Endowed Chair Fund/Marilyn Frankenstein Donate This fund was established to support Brass Band of Battle Creek whose mission is to bring joy, understanding, and inspiration through the power of music.
Bronson Battle Creek/Patrick R. (Pat) Garrett Fund Donate This fund was established in honor of Patrick R. (Pat) Garrett's service to the Battle Creek Health System. The fund will provide support for a symposium/retreat/lecture series type event to build the strengths and skills of the Battle Creek Health System's leadership with a goal of building a stronger leadership team to enhance quality service and operations of the Battle Creek Health System.
Burma Center Endowment Fund Donate The Burma Center has established this endowment fund in support of its mission to empower Burmese Americans through advocacy, community engagement, and education.
Calhoun Christian School Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Calhoun Christian School whose mission is to provide academic excellence while upholding God's truth and challenging children to serve.
Calhoun County Arts Council/Richard G. & Clara D. Phelps Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support programs and expenses associated with maintaining murals, publications, web sites and other designated projects; as well as support costs associated with the dissolution of the Calhoun County Arts Council.
Calhoun County Chapter/American Red Cross Fund Donate This fund was established to support American Red Cross whose mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
Calhoun County Medical Care Facility/Fern F. Robinson Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in memory of Fern F. Robinson in support of the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility whose mission is to provide each resident with opportunities to live life fully, while striving to eliminate the plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
Calhoun Intermediate School District - Jack Korff Career & Technical Education Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to honor Jack Korff's legacy to his commitment to the Calhoun Intermediate School District, Calhoun Area Career Center and all of the students they serve.
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Chapel Hill United Methodist Church mission, as a faith community of the United Methodist Church, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Cheff Center for the Handicapped Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to enhance the lives of individuals who have special needs through equine assisted services while leading the industry in education.
Christine A. Lanning Endowment Fund for S.A.F.E. Place Donate The Christine A. Lanning Endowment Fund for S.A.F.E. Place has been established in honor and memory of S.A.F.E. Place Board Officer Christine A. Lanning. Christine was a steadfast leader, advocate and supporter for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Her tireless support for the work done through S.A.F.E. Place and with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has helped to touch thousands of lives impacted by domestic violence. This endowment will ensure that Christine's legacy is never forgotten.
Christine A. Lanning Endowment Fund for S.A.F.E. Place - Organizational Donate The Christine A. Lanning Endowment Fund for S.A.F.E. Place has been established in honor and memory of S.A.F.E. Place Board Officer Christine A. Lanning. Christine was a steadfast leader, advocate and supporter for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Her tireless support for the work done through S.A.F.E. Place and with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has helped to touch thousands of lives impacted by domestic violence. This endowment will ensure that Christine?s legacy is never forgotten.
Denise Brooks-Williams Fellowship Fund Donate This fund was established in honor of Denise Brooks-Williams who was known for taking her personal time to mentor the development of young minority leaders in healthcare. The fund will be used to continue that legacy by providing support for fellowships, events and/or mentoring and growth opportunities that support the development of minority and women leaders in healthcare. Specific criteria and use of the fund will be determined by Bronson Battle Creek senior leadership team in coordination with the BBCH Community Partners Board of Directors.
Dexter Lake Church of God Fund Donate For support and protection of the operations of the Dexter Lake Church of God.
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for Leila Arboretum Society Donate This fund was established to support Leila Arboretum Society whose mission is to preserve and enhance Leila Arboretum for all to appreciate horticulture and the arts in a natural environment.
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for St. Mark Lutheran Church Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the St. Mark Lutheran Church and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Doty Native Flower Garden Association Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Doty Native Flower Garden Association.
Edward J. & Doris B. Geise/Binder Park Zoo Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Binder Park Zoo mission to Connect. Inspire. Conserve. Connect people with nature. Inspire them to conserve.
Family & Children Services Endowment Fund Donate Mission: Family & Children Services supports, strengthens, and preserves the safety, well-being, and dignity of children, individuals, and families. This mission is accomplished through provision of a comprehensive program of critical human services.
First Congregational Church Fund/Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established by the Miller Foundation as directed by its founder, Robert B. Miller, through his trust.
First Congregational Church/James H. and Betty J. Siemers Endowment Fund Donate Jim and Betty Siemers established this endowment fund to support and sustain the First Congregational Church.
First Congregational Church/Leonard W. Dott & Dorotha C. Dott Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek mission to embody God’s love on earth by growing a welcoming, diverse, caring and passionate community that feeds the mind and fuels the spirit.
First Congregational Church of Battle Creek Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek mission to embody God’s love on earth by growing a welcoming, diverse, caring and passionate community that feeds the mind and fuels the spirit.
First Congregational Church/ The McKay Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek mission to embody God’s love on earth by growing a welcoming, diverse, caring and passionate community that feeds the mind and fuels the spirit.
First Presbyterian Church Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the First Presbyterian Church purpose to share God's love and grace with all people and celebrate the truth of Jesus Christ.
First Presbyterian Church/Robert L. Coriell Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to support First Presbyterian Church.
Fort Custer National Cemetery Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Fort Custer National Cemetery mission to honor Veterans and their eligible family members with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our Nation.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan/McPherson Fund Donate This fund was established to support Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan whose mission is girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Good Samaritan Hospice Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support for hospice services to hospice patients and families.
Goodwill Capital Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Goodwill Industries core purpose to unite efforts in "Changing Lives Through the Power of Work".
Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan's Heartland/Richard G. & Clara D. Phelps Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Goodwill Industries core purpose to unite efforts in "Changing Lives Through the Power of Work."
Grace Health Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Grace Health mission to provide patient-centered healthcare with excellence in quality, service, and access.
Greenfield House Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Greenfield House.
Habitat for Humanity Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity's goal of making decent and affordable shelter a mater of conscience and action, eliminating substandard housing in partnership and families in need.
HandsOn Battle Creek/Doris B. Laimbeer Fund Donate This fund was established to support HandsOn Battle Creek, a program of the United Way, whose mission is to build a strong, caring community by connecting people to critical services and information through 2-1-1, and by linking volunteers to meaningful service projects that advance the common good for all.
Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc. Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ so that all may experience God's love. Clothe, feed, and shelter the homeless in the name of Christ. Disciple individuals to become spiritually, physically, and emotionally functional and able to live optimally within God's Kingdom and the community.
Heritage Battle Creek/Pioneer Homestead Endowment Fund Donate
Heritage Battle Creek/Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established by the Miller Foundation, as directed by its founder, Robert B. Miller, through his trust.
Homer Historical Society Endowment Fund Donate This Fund was established for the purpose of preserving and protecting the history of Homer, its landmarks, stories and artifacts, to inform and educate, and to further the purposes of the museum.
Homer Public Library Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Homer Public Library whose mission is to provide the services and material that will best provide entertainment and educational value to the community that we serve.
Humane Society-Calhoun Area P.E.T.S. Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Humane Society of South Central Michigan mission to enhance the lives of companion animals and people through education, adoption and community outreach; help protect companion animals from suffering and cruelty and provide safe and responsible care for unwanted or abused companion animals.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Lillian A. Jones Fund Donate This fund has been established in honor of Lillian A. Jones to support the Humane Society of South Central Michigan.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Olivia Caroline Rayl Fund Donate Dr. Leo Rayl established this DDI fund in memory of his late wife. Distributions from this fund are to benefit the Calhoun Area Humane Society. Dr. Rayl would like the annual grant distributions to be used for the Adoption Program at the Humane Society.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Robert B. Miller Fund Donate This fund was established by the Miller Foundtion as directed by its founder Robert B. Miller through his trust.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Robert L. Coriell Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Humane Society of South Central Michigan mission to enhance the lives of companion animals and people through education, adoption and community outreach; help protect companion animals from suffering and cruelty and provide safe and responsible care for unwanted or abused companion animals.
International Youth Foundation/Arnold G. Langbo Fund Donate This fund was established to support The International Youth Foundation (IYF) whose mission is to prepare young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. They are passionate in their belief that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world's toughest problems.
Jack and Lillian Traut Youth Fund for the Sherman Lake YMCA Donate This fund was established to support Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center whose mission puts Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Jackie DeHaan Leadership Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Guardian Financial and Advocacy Services mission to help our clients achieve the maximum possible independence and financial health.
Jason Fritz Memorial Endowment Fund for the Michigan Drum Corps Scholarship Fund Donate The Jason Fritz Memorial Endowment Fund for the Michigan Drum Corps Scholarship Fund was established to honor the legacy of Jason Fritz, Michigan Drum Corps Scholarship Fund cofounder, whom passed away in March 2020. Jason’s fundamental philosophy for his marching bands was that they belonged to his students, not him. His role was to be a steward of the program and to provide instruction and guidance. It would be what they wanted it to be, above all else. Rising out of this belief, student leadership was important to him. Section leaders and drum majors influence not only how good a band can become, but also its dedication to core values of inclusivity and personal growth. What young band members learn from their student leadership is more important than playing with a good tone or subdividing before an entrance.
Junior Achievement Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan/Thomas F. and Gloria J. Olin & Peter and Susan Ordway Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Junior League of Battle Creek Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Junior League of Battle Creek mission to promote volunteering, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Junior Theatre/Mary McQuiston Fund Donate This fund was established to support Junior Theatre whose mission is to provide engaging, innovative and high-quality theatre education and productions to enhance the lives of children of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and levels of interest.
Kambly Living Center Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Kambly Living Center mission to provide the opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve emotional, social and spiritual growth in a safe and secure homelike atmosphere.
Kellogg Community College/Leonard W. Dott & Dorotha C. Dott Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to support Kellogg Community College whose mission is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education to enrich our community and the lives of individual learners.
Kellogg Community College/McPherson Fund Donate This fund was established to support Kellogg Community College whose mission is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education to enrich our community and the lives of individual learners.
Kingman Museum Collections Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Kingman Museum mission to be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, world cultures and S.T.E.A.M.
Kingman Museum of Natural History Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Kingman Museum mission to be a resource and destination for lifelong learning opportunities in natural history, the universe, world cultures and S.T.E.A.M.
Lakeside Treatment and Learning Center Fund Donate This fund was established to support Lakeside For Children whose mission is to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to learn new skills and behaviors in a caring hope-filled and supportive environment.
Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation-Jefferson Fund Donate This fund was established to support Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation (LSEF) whose mission is providing scholarships for Lakeview students wishing to continue their education and grants for enrichment programs and other special projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Lakeview School District.
Larry Anderson EMS Improvement & Technology Fund Donate This fund was established to help ensure that LifeCare Ambulance Service maintains a position at the cutting edge of quality and to support new EMS technology to improve patient care, communications, and safety.
Leila Arboretum Society/Donald & Evelyn Pope Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Evelyn Pope to provide current income and long term protection for the operations of the Leila Arboretum Society.
Leila Arboretum Society Fund Donate This fund was established to support Leila Arboretum Society whose mission is to preserve and enhance Leila Arboretum for all to appreciate horticulture and the arts in a natural environment.
LifeCare Ambulance Service Fellowship Fund Donate The intent of this fund is to create a fellowship program that would provide compensation for one or more qualified individuals to assist LifeCare management with implementing and monitoring programs and research that will improve its delivery of care and services to the communities served by LifeCare.
Linda Linke Endowment Fund for Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) Donate This fund was established to support Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) whose mission is to provide educational, recreational and art programs for individuals with and without disabilities. The fund was renamed to honor the retirement of Linda Linke, Executive Director of CIR.
Maida Schwarzkopf Civic Theatre Fund Donate This fund was established to honor Maida Schwarzkopf to support Battle Creek Civic Theatre whose mission is to support the future of amateur community theater in the greater Battle Creek area. This may be accomplished through live performing arts programming such as stage plays, musicals, variety shows, workshops and camps.
Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care & Rehab Fund Donate This fund was established to support Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care Center whose mission is to keep your loved ones in their own home environment for as long as possible with the highest quality of life for the loved one and you as the caregiver.
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Donate This fund was established to support Michigan Youth Challenge Academy whose mission is to educate, train and mentor at-risk youth in a quasi-military environment at no cost to participants, giving young people the skills to become productive and responsible citizens. Applying the military model to alternative education, the Academy promotes competency development through academic opportunities, life skills, and vocational preparation.
Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established to support Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship whose purpose is to award scholarships annually to outstanding youth who exhibit at the Michigan State Fair, Michigan Livestock Expo and Michigan Dairy Expo; and for supporting educational awards provided to youth livestock and dairy exhibitors.
Music Center of South Central Michigan Fund (MCSCM) Donate This fund was established to support The Music Center whose mission is building community through music.
New Level Sports Ministries - Youth Village Athletic Fields Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support New Level Sports Ministries whose mission is to maximize and balance the intellectual, spiritual, mental and physical elements of all participating student-athletes.
NorthPointe Woods Fund Donate This fund was established to support NorthPointe Woods whose purpose is to provide a community based senior living community assuring peace of mind for both residents and their families.
Outdoor Education Center/Clear Lake Camp Fund Donate This fund was established to support Outdoor Education Center/Clear Lake Camp whose purpose is to offer a comprehensive outdoor education program to supplement school curriculum to districts all over Michigan including Battle Creek Public Schools.
Patricia A. Root Clothes for Kids Fund Donate To support the operations of the Charitable Union.
Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan Education Fund Donate This fund was established to support Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan whose mission is to promote healthy communities and the right of all individuals to manage their sexual health by providing health care and education and serving as a strong advocate for reproductive justice.
Redemption Lutheran Church Fund Donate This fund was established to support Redemption Lutheran Church whose mission is to do inclusively the ministry of Word and Sacrament given by Jesus Christ, that faith may be instilled and nurtured, and that the love of Christ be shared with those around us.
Region 3B Area Agency on Aging Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Region3B Area Agency on Aging/CareWell Services Southwest whose mission is to provide information and access to services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers.
Rotary Club of Battle Creek Fund Donate This fund was established to support Rotary Club of Battle Creek whose mission is to promote the general welfare of citizens and organizations in the Battle Creek community.
Rotary Club of Battle Creek/McPherson Fund Donate This fund was established to support Rotary Club of Battle Creek whose mission is to promote the general welfare of citizens and organizations in the Battle Creek community.
Ruth E. Mawby Memorial Garden Fund Donate This fund was established to support Yorkville Community Church whose purpose is to provide for the perpetual care of the garden that has been created as a memorial to Ruth Mawby.
S.A.F.E. Place Fund Donate This fund was established to support S.A.F.E. Place whose purpose is to provide safety to, empower and advocate for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking and their families.
Salvation Army/Melvin H., Doris A., & Fovette E. Dush Fund Donate This fund was established to be used for programs operated by the Salvation Army and/or its successor and for programs operated for the benefit of the handicapped.
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Fund Donate This fund was established to support Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center whose mission puts Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Leadership Fund Donate This fund was established to support Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center whose mission puts Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Shriner's Children Hospital/Melvin H., Doris A., & Fovette E. Dush Fund Donate This fund was established to support operations and programs of Shriner's Children Hospital.
South Michigan Food Bank Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the South Michigan Food Bank mission to enhance the quality of life for those struggling with hunger in South Michigan.
Southwest Michigan Council-Boy Scouts of America/Cathy Heinonen Fund Donate This fund was established to support Boy Scouts of America whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Southwest Michigan Council of Boy Scouts of America/McPherson Fund Donate This fund was established to support Boy Scouts of America whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund Donate The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund is an endowment established to provide financial support for the stewardship of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy conservation easements throughout the nine counties of southwest Michigan. Established in 2016, the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund assists in the costs of conservation easement stewardship; annual monitoring and legal defense, ensuring the permanence of conserved land and the forever commitment of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy's mission of protecting nature.
St. Joseph Catholic School Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Joseph Catholic School whose purpose is to lay the foundation so that your child will begin their formal school experience well-prepared and with a love of learning and Christian values.
St. Joseph Middle School Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Joseph Catholic School - Middle School whose purpose is to lay the foundation so that your child will begin their formal school experience well-prepared and with a love of learning and Christian values.
St. Mark Lutheran Church Endowment Fund Donate The St. Mark Lutheran Church Endowment Fund is established to support the long-term sustainability of the Church and its congregation.
St. Peter Lutheran Church Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Peter Lutheran Church.
St. Philip Catholic Central High School Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Philip Catholic Central High School.
St. Philip Catholic Church/The Constance, Mary Anna and Clement Lewandowski Music Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Philip Catholic Church.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church/George & Doris Laimbeer Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
St. Thomas Fund Donate This fund was established to support St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Substance Abuse Council of Greater Battle Creek Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Substance Abuse Council of Greater Battle Creek whose mission is achieving greater community health through the prevention and reduction of substance abuse.
Substance Abuse Council-Rehab Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Substance Abuse Council of Greater Battle Creek whose mission is achieving greater community health through the prevention and reduction of substance abuse.
The Al and Fran Giguere Alzheimer's Association Fund Donate The fund has been established by Al and Fran Giguere to support the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. - Greater Michigan Chapter.
The Al and Fran Giguere Battle Creek Humane Society Fund Donate This fund has been established by Al and Fran Giguere to support the Humane Society of South Central Michigan.
The Arc of Calhoun County Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Arc of Calhoun County whose mission is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their communities through advocacy in education, policy, and human rights.
The Forever Fund Donate This fund was established to provide an ongoing revenue source to support operational (administrative) costs of the Battle Creek Community Foundation. "The Forever Fund" will help support the necessary operational functions within the Community Foundation and maximizes the grantmaking potential of all other BCCF endowment funds.
The Mentoring Fund Donate This fund was established to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan whose mission is to create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
The Music Center/Gretchen B. & Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund Donate This fund was established to support The Music Center whose mission is building community through music.
The Music Center/Lois Hill & Anna Redden Fund Donate This fund was established to provide scholarships for African American music students and/or students who cannot afford the cost for lessons or to participate in programs offered through the Music Center of South Central Michigan.
The Music Center/Mildred R. DeBoer Memorial Fund Donate This endowment fund was established to provide current income and long term protection for the operations of The Music Center of SouthCentral Michigan
United Way of Greater Battle Creek Administration Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region formerly known as the United Way of Greater Battle Creek whose mission is to drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources.
United Way of Greater Battle Creek/Richard G. & Clara D. Phelps Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region formerly known as the United Way of Greater Battle Creek whose mission is to drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources.
Viola V. Johnson Fund for Leila Arboretum Society Donate This fund was established to support Leila Arboretum Society whose mission is to preserve and enhance Leila Arboretum for all to appreciate horticulture and the arts in a natural environment.
Visiting Nurse Services of Southern Michigan Fund Donate This fund was established to support Bronson at Home formerly known as Visiting Nurse Services of Southern Michigan, whose mission is together, we advance the health of our communities.
Volunteer Center of Battle Creek - Romney Fund Donate This fund was established to support HandsOn Battle Creek, formerly known as Volunteer Center of Battle Creek. HandsOn Battle Creek, a program of the United Way, mission is to build a strong, caring community by connecting people to critical services and information through 2-1-1, and by linking volunteers to meaningful service projects that advance the common good for all.
Wattles Park Men's Club Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Wattles Park Men's Club, an organization dedicated to providing young people in Battle Creek, Michigan with a positive athletic experience.
Willard Library/Campbell Fund Donate This fund was established to support Willard Library whose mission is to create a community of readers and a world of possibilities.
Willard Library/Denman Fund Donate This fund was established to support Willard Library whose mission is to create a community of readers and a world of possibilities.
Willard Library Fund Donate This fund was established to support Willard Library whose mission is to create a community of readers and a world of possibilities.
Woman's Co-op Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support and sustain the operations of the Woman's Co-op. The Woman's Co-op is women helping women work together to improve their lives through life management skills, education, and employment opportunities, so that they succeed in all aspects of their lives and become self-sufficient.
Woody & Suzie Bush Camping Fund/Boy Scouts of America Donate This fund was established to support Boy Scouts of America whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Y Center of Battle Creek Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Battle Creek Family YMCA whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Yorkville Community Church General Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to support Yorkville Community Church.
Donor and Field of Interest Advised Funds
Amanda Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Amanda I. Ostrander. After a 30-year courageous battle with diabetes, Amanda went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2009 at the age of 36. Amanda enjoyed caring for other people and making them happy. Despite the struggles with her health, she always showed courage and brightened the lives of others. Amanda received help for her medical bills and it was her great hope that she would be able to help somebody else as she was helped. The Amanda Fund will be able to do just that while keeping Amanda's sweet memory alive forever. The Amanda Fund will provide assistance to people with kidney failure who are waiting for their Medicaid, Medicare, or Disability Insurance to kick in and have no place else to go for assistance. Grants from the fund will be used to provide assistance for bills such as hospitals, pharmacies, food, housing, and utilities.
Andrew R. Lepper Memorial Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Angela Nicole Booy Memorial Fund Donate The Angela N. Booy Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Angela N. Booy following her unexpected death in August of 2003. As a student of Harper Creek High School, Angela demonstrated leadership through athletics in basketball and volleyball although her passion was for higher education. She was valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Harper Creek, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Michigan University and was pursing her doctorate at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Angela knew human pain and suffering could be eliminated through the knowledge and application of modern medical practices. This scholarship is awarded to graduates or graduating seniors from schools in the Calhoun Intermediate School District, with preference given to individuals from Harper Creek High School. The recipient must be pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in the field of medicine and have a GPA of 3.2 or greater.
Angelcheeks Foundation Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Evan Nessel to provide support for families who lose a child (ages 2 and under) to an accidental or "unexplained" death, or death due to a medical condition.
Anne and Dave Hunt Advised Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Calhoun County Humane Society, Sherman Lake YMCA Camping & Retreat services, other organizations that support efforts for the beautification of our neighborhoods and community. and other organizations that help people become more self-reliant.
Barton Farm Co. Endowment Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Battle Creek Museum Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for the planning, design and construction of a Battle Creek Museum that showcases a balanced approach to the history of Battle Creek with emphasis on the cereal and health sectors as well as such items as the printing press and other industries and products of Battle Creek. It may also feature collections such as post cards and other items that are significant factors in the history of the community or its people.
Battle Creek Public Schools Education Foundation Bearcat Opportunity Fund Donate The Battle Creek Public Schools Education Foundation Bearcat Opportunity Fund was established in 2020 as an endowed, more self sustaining effort from its original community project fund to support educators of the Battle Creek Public Schools district through grantmaking. Grants from this fund are intended to support programs/projects within the Battle Creek Public School district which aide in the mission to engage, empower and collaborate to educate and prepare every BCPS student for college, career, and life as a global citizen. Former recipients may apply after two years from the completion of a previously awarded grant cycle.
Battle Creek Public Schools Education Foundation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to promote and enhance the quality of education for students, graduates and residents of the School District of the City of Battle Creek.
Battle Creek Rotary Club Educational Fund Donate The Battle Creek Rotary Club established this scholarship to provide a $5,000 scholarship to one Battle Creek area student who plans to attend an accredited college/university, and a $5,000 scholarship to one Battle Creek area student who plans to pursue vocational or technical training beyond high school. To become eligible for the scholarship, each Battle Creek area school is asked to submit the name of one candidate from their graduating senior class for each category. The applicant must exemplify the following six characteristics: trustworthiness, respect for others, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Beverly L. Pierce and Robert L. Pierce Sr. Advised Fund Donate This yearbook description, at the request of the donor, is unpublished at this time.
Blady Fundacion Deportiva (Blady Sports Foundation) Donate The Blady Fundacion Deportiva (Blady Sports Foundation) was created to honor the memory of Bladimir "Blady" Patino, a Battle Creek Central high school student entering his senior year when his life was tragically cut short at the age of 17 in a fatal traffic accident in the summer of 2016. Blady was a natural leader, optimistic, full of positive energy, passionate, always smiling, always active. His compassion shined through whether on the soccer field or at home, he always wanted the best for others. This fund, in many ways, carries that care and concern for others forward. One of his wishes was that every soccer player at Battle Creek Central have their own uniform. With the parents establishment of the Blady Fundacion Deportiva in 2016, that wish will one day come true, along with many others.
Bob and Madelyn Fogg Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Academy.
Boya G. Byelich Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Brubaker Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Buhler Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Calhoun County Trailway Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established in support of creating and maintaining a Calhoun County trail for non-motorized use providing many opportunities to experience and enjoy the natural world around us.
Carattini Scholarship Program Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Carol M. Ott Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established as a memorial to Carol Ott, who passed away November 28, 2007 at age 26. Carol served on the Youth Alliance Committee at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
Caswell - LaPierre Family Fund Donate The Caswell-LaPierre Family Fund was established to support the welfare of the Battle Creek community and create opportunities for others to follow their dreams and overcome hardships in a variety of interests including education, health, wellness, and the arts. Angela Caswell-LaPierre and Gregory LaPierre believe in giving back to the community and taking care of families with hardships and those in need, honoring, and providing assistance to the veterans of our nation and our great law enforcement. Health care is also a strong area of interest to support families who are in need for prevention and treatment of esophageal and gastric cancers. It is the goal of the foundation to have a lasting legacy to assist families in the future which will live on through the Caswell-LaPierre Family Fund.
Cates Family Education Endowment Fund Donate Originally established to honor his first wife, Judith F. Cates, Pastor Ralph L. Cates created the Judith Cates Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit area high school graduates furthering their education at Christian colleges to train for full-time work or ministry. In 2009, the Cates Family Education Endowment Fund was established to expand the original intent of providing support for the welfare of Christian education both locally and around the world. Since the establishment of the fund, Pastor Ralph and his wife Dianne K. Cates, have been faithful stewards of their time and resources as they continue to uplift the value of Christian education. They are actively involved in pastoral training both locally and internationally in several countries. They have a heart to serve as Christians and are involved with overseas medical missions as well. In addition to serving as Pastor Emeritus of Victory Life Church (formerly Battle Creek Area Christian Fellowship), he serves on the church board of Bethesda Care Ministries International in the Philippines. They have a heart for serving as Christians to address basic needs and assist children and adults in reaching their fullest potential through education and training. The Cates family encompasses 13 children, 44 grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchildren. May this fund forever remain in their legacy and in the legacy of the Christian faith.
Celeste Abraham Clark Family Foundation Fund Donate In the spirit of community and philanthropy, the Celeste Abraham Clark Family Foundation Fund was established in 2014 as a support for a variety of interests including education, health and wellness, and the arts. As long-time community advocates, it is the hope of our family that this fund will not only help this community thrive but will seed a movement that inspires individual responsibility for the betterment of all humanity.
Charles H. Slauson Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Charles H. Slauson. Charles was a very enthusiastic and inspirational man who made things happen with fast-pitch softball. If someone wasn't making things happen, Charles made sure it did with things like grooming the girls' softball field with his own tractor and fencing, painting the field, and making special time to be a mentor and influence on the girls who played, as well as getting them recognition in local papers. This endowment will serve as Charles' legacy by continuing to do all the good that Charles did during this lifetime. The fund is for Lakeview and Battle Creek Central high schools. It will provide support for things such as sending the girls to a softball camp, funding equipment needs for the girls who do not have the money to play, and the ultimate goal is to name a softball field in Charles' name.
Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund for Calhoun County Donate The Child Abuse Prevention Endowment (CAP) Fund for Calhoun County, Inc. exists to raise money for positive parenting activities in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Chris & Betty Christ Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Christopher E. Rhodes Memorial Fund Donate The Christopher E. Rhodes Memorial Fund has been established in honor and memory of Christopher E. Rhodes. The mission of the fund is to be a positive force in improving the daily lives of the West Michigan community.
Dandamudi Family Fund Donate A Donor Advised Fund for support of community projects.
Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace Memorial Fund Donate Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace succumbed to colon cancer in November 2015 at the age of 27. Despite his battles with this disease, he yet lived, he danced, he acted, he pressed his way towards achieving his educational goals, dropping out twice, until he could no longer attend classes at Henry Ford Community College due to multiple hospital stays. This fund celebrates his "live above life circumstances" spirit and encourages everyone to pursue their dreams. To honor his memory, a book about his life is planned for release the summer of 2016.
Dave Smith Memorial Fund Donate Several community members worked with the Smith family to establish this fund in memory of a respected friend, educator, coach, husband, and father who passed away suddenly in 2008. Dave Smith was well known in the Harper Creek Community for his constant involvement, and was admired for his family-oriented lifestyle.
Dave & Sue Eddy Community Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
David and Janice (Gregerson) Francisco Fund Donate In appreciation and celebration of our memorable years in the Lakeview and Battle Creek Public Schools, the David and Janice (Gregerson) Francisco Fund was established in 2015 to support educational purposes in those public school districts.
David and Nancy Schweitzer Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Dominic C. Brown Fund for Early Suicide Prevention (ESP) Donate Kim Brown, mother of Dominic Brown, established this fund to help bring awareness to community members about teen depression and suicide prevention efforts. Their goal is to provide funding for teens who are depressed, as well as educating parents, school representatives, and all other organizations that deal with teens.
Donald & Gloria Miller Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Dreams of Children Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established to encourage serious concern for and support of children's dreams and to recognize efforts that have had impact, are innovative, and are replicable throughout the community. All children - all people - are the same...we all have dreams. This fund will help programs and initiatives that believe that the dreams of children matter and provide the support needed to help them to live their lives as if their dreams will come true. It is the hope that through this fund, the community can come together to help bring children's dreams to life. No community can attain perfection...but this fund is one step in that direction. "All the progress that human beings have made on this old earth of ours grew out of dreams." -Langston Hughes
Dr. Robert D. Spencer Education Grant Fund Donate This fund was established in honor of Dr. Robert D. Spencer's retirement and service to the Lakeview Schools District to provide personal and professional development for Lakeview School District instructional employees.
Ellen & Teri Christ Memorial Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Emergency Medical Services Fund, Battle Creek Area Donate The Battle Creek Area EMS Scholarship was established by LifeCare Ambulance to provide scholarships to area individuals who hope to have a career or volunteer in the emergency medical services field.
Families Against Murder/for Equal Justice (F.A.M.E.) Fund Donate This scholarship is to provide assistance to children and/or grandchildren of victims of unsolved homicides in the state of Michigan. These scholarships can be for diverse needs such as counseling services, clothing, tutorial or other health & educational related services to support a healthy recovery lifestyle. Applicants must be of school age (up to 18 years in age.) Scholarships may be provided to eligible families who reside in Battle Creek.
Folk Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Frances Thornton Historical Society Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Fulfilling A Dream Fund Donate This fund was established to provide a special experience or help with a trouble-some situation for children and adults in the greater Battle Creek community who are terminally or chronically ill. The experience will enhance the mental or physical health of the individuals and their families and friends.
Fund for Children's Dreams Donate This fund was established to encourage serious concern for and support of children's dreams and to recognize efforts that have had impact, are innovative, and are replicable throughout the community. All children - all people - are the same...we all have dreams. This fund will help programs and initiatives that believe that the dreams of children matter and provide the support needed to help them to live their lives as if their dreams will come true. It is the hope that through this fund, the community can come together to help bring children's dreams to life. No community can attain perfection...but this fund is one step in that direction. "All the progress that human beings have made on this old earth of ours grew out of dreams." -Langston Hughes
Gail M. and James K. Sholl Family Trust Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Generation Next Fund Donate
Gretchen B. & Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to generate and distribute financial resources to the Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation for enrichment programs, scholarships, grants, and projects to enhance the quality of education both within the Harper Creek Community Schools and greater Harper Creek community.
Health Department Community Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the establishment of a health institute to improve conditions in Calhoun County by supporting research, health partnerships designed to address health status of residents and education initiatives to promote a more educated and higher skilled public health staff.
Homer Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to improve the quality life for residents of the Homer area.
Hunter Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Jacob M. Roller Fund Donate This fund has been established in loving memory of Jacob M. Roller to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer for purposes such as medications, transportation and/or equipment, as well as other needs that may be identified.
James E. & Rose M. Yore Early Childhood Education Fund Donate Rose & Jim Yore have a lifetime of advocacy for youth and the importance of an education, especially early childhood education, as part of their legacy. Rose stated, "The research is clear. An investment in early childhood intervention programs has shown to yield significant benefits in the areas of academic achievement, behavior and educational progression. Therefore, developing and acquiring educational skills and the desire to learn at an early age is where the greatest need lies." This fund will support scholarships, programs & initiatives that address, encourage and enhance a pre-school or early childhood education.
James E. Sherman Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
James R.C. & Donna Jean Hazel, Jr. Community Fund Donate This fund was established for the purpose of supporting community projects/programs, with special emphasis on youth development, volunteerism, and leadership development.
J. Chris Schweitzer Foundation Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Jean Creech Shear Art Fund Donate Although Jean Creech Sheer didn't choose art as a career, it held an important part in her life... An encouraging Art Teacher helped her, as a shy young student become part of a community at her school in the Art Club. That high school experience started a love and participation in art that carried her throughout her life. For Jean, art was love, encouragement and beauty. Jean enjoyed taking and looking at pictures, quilting, drawing, collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments, puzzles, coin collecting, crafts and holiday decorating. Mrs. Shear particularly enjoyed sharing and gifting her creations to others. This fund, established by her children, celebrates her life and the power of art and will provide support to Lakeview School District students who, through this fund, just may have their own chance encounter with art and fall in love with it as she did.
Jean McLean Arts & Educational Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was established in memory and in honor of Jean McLean's life for the purpose of providing scholarships to students for art classes, preferably at the Art Center of Battle Creek or other community art classes.
J.E.C.K.S. Fund Donate This fund was established to provide special opportunities to young people and their families who may be financially disadvantaged in order to help young people meet their dreams in arts and cultural programs and activities.
Jerry & Rita Askler Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Jo Ann Shumway Fund Donate To provide support for the school and public libraries in Tekonsha as well as provide scholarships for graduates of Tekonsha Public Schools.
Joe Miller Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
John Avery Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Kathrine Lee Brutsche Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Kathrine Lee Brutsche to support charitable purposes.
Kenneth B. & Mary L. Puls Family Fund for Colon Health Donate This fund has been established in loving memory of Kenneth B. Puls. Grants from this fund may be used to support health screenings in the Battle Creek community with an emphasis on colon and rectal exams (screenings).
Kieffer G. Johnson Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Kieffer G. Johnson to provide educational experiences for organizations and projects in the greater Battle Creek community.
Kiwanis Arts Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Kyle Pavone Foundation Donate The Kyle Pavone Foundation Fund is a promise to serve and advocate for the musician community in their time of greatest need, providing hope and a means to carry on.
Legacy Scholars Student Success Endowment Fund Donate The purpose of Legacy Scholars Student Success Endowment Fund is to support student success, in all its forms, for students from Battle Creek Public Schools.
Lisa Avery Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
L.M. "Mike" Mullins Memorial Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Lokeswara R., Asajyothi, Anusha, & Nithin V. Edara Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Louis and Jewel Peterson Fund Donate Louis suffered from severe mental illnesses that greatly impacted his life, marriage and family. In spite of his illness, he was dearly loved by his wife who was determined to stand by his side to provide him with the support that he needed, even though she actually had very little knowledge about mental illnesses. As a tribute, daughter Gladys Seedorf has written two books describing each of their lives. "What Mama Said" was written as a gift for her mother in honor of all the words of wisdom given, and "Bittersweet" describes how and what she learned from her father's illnesses.
Louis & Margaret Martin Educational Support Endowment Fund Donate The Louis & Margaret Martin Educational Support Endowment Scholarship was established to serve as a source of encouragement and support to African American male graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School. It celebrates Lou and Margaret Martin's many years of professional, personal and deep seated community commitment to improving educational outcomes for young people.
Luella M. Sovern Endowment Fund Donate This Field of Interest-Advised fund was established to support charitable purposes. Per ES 4.20.21 this is a DAF fund agreement not FOI Advised. changes made accordingly aag.
Mahesh & Roshan Karamchandani Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Marilyn E. Parks Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Martin J. "Marty" Wendt Memorial Fund Donate Marty's love of nature spanned his lifetime. Marty was always collecting and learning something new and sharing this wisdom with those around him - he was always a teacher. As a teacher, he shared his passion for life and nature with his students at Harper Creek, but outside the classroom, he helped young people wherever he found them. Marty was also an accomplished artist. This fund was established as a memorial tribute to honor the life of Marty Wendt to provide grants towards educational programs, including arts and culture, biological sciences, or other educational endeavors; and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in biological sciences.
Mary H. Ruth Memorial Fund Donate
Merlin M. & Marian M. Hart Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Academy.
Meyer's Toy World Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Michael W. Boies Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Michael W. Boies for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for residents of assisted living, mental health, substance abuse, or other group living facilities, or attendees of day treatment or day care facilities. Programs serving veterans, indigent, mentally ill, or mentally challenged individuals will be given preference for grant funding. In remembering Michael and continuing his legacy, this fund will provide assistance for programs that enhance the quality of life, provide entertainment for residents or attendees of the program, and encourage healthy lifestyles, reduce tobacco use, and encourage physical activity.
Miller Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Myers Education Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the educational achievement & well-being of Lakeview School District Elementary students (a priority to Riverside Elementary students) through programs and initiatives such as educational camps, tutoring and literacy programs that encourage year round learning.
Nathan & Gloria Zanotti Family Fund Donate This donor advised was established in honor of Nathan & Gloria Zanotti to support charitable purposes.
Nexthermal Community Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Nyberg Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Optimist Club of Battle Creek Memorial Youth Fund Donate The Optimist Club of Battle Creek is a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women banded together for progressive thought and action in community service. It is an organization of community individuals committed to helping children in the community, promoting voluntarism, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of our members.
Oren and Madeline "Madge" Pierce Memorial Fund Donate This fund was established to support Battle Creek Academy.
Pathways Fund Donate The Pathways Fund was established in 1997 through the Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation's fundraising efforts in response to a matching grant opportunity. This fund aims to respond to the needs of local employers in the area of workforce development.
Pat Tornabene Education Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools to be used principally for educational programs rather than for physical facilities.
Paul Nicolich-Harper Creek Memorial Scholarship Foundation Donate Several community members worked with the Nicolich family to establish this fund in memory of Circuit Court Judge Paul Nicolich who passed away suddenly in 1990. He was known as a friend to young attorneys and those who knew him stated, "He was a friend and a fine colleague and a good judge. He was patient, fair and he served the people well."
Peggy Sofia Mrozinski Memorial Youth Fund Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Peggy Sofia Mrozinski to support youth programs, as Peggy was very passionate about children and the programs that supported them. She had a special passion for the Children?s Garden at Leila Arboretum Society, as well as youth programs for the downtown Battle Creek Festivals, such as the "Stranger Danger" program. This fund will continue Peggy?s legacy in her community and keep her spirit and memory alive.
Petredean Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
PS Food Mart Charities Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Randy Sanger Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the Special Olympics, organizations which support mentally challenged citizens, and other recreational/athletic programs, which may be associated with the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.
Remember Our Children Fund Donate This fund was established to promote healthy emotional and social development of children.
Rev. William Files Male Scholars Program Donate This fund was established in loving memory of Re. William Files to continue his legacy of helping Battle Creek Public Junior High School male students.
Robert and Louise Chapman Donor Advised Fund Donate The intent of this fund is for the beautification an aesthetic enhancement of the Athens area, which may include but is not limited to: Landscaping, environmental protection or preservation, economic development, historic preservation, and trailway development.
Robert & Eleanor DeVries Fund for the Visual & Performing Arts Donate This donor advised fund was established to support visual and performing arts in the greater Battle Creek area.
Robert E. & Norma C. Hamilton Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support for improvements in publicly owned parks in the greater Battle Creek area which require a capital outlay.
Robert & Nadine Gifford Educational Fund Donate This scholarship was established by Robert and Nadine Gifford. Robert was a former member of the Battle Creek Public Schools Board, the Calhoun Intermediate School Board, and the Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees. Nadine was active as a church school teacher and an active fundraiser for causes in the community.
Robert N. Ostrander Memorial Fund Donate This fund has been established in loving memory of Robert N. Ostrander with the purpose of leaving his legacy with Cub Scout Pack 328 & Boy Scout Troop 374 and at risk youth in Calhoun County.
Robin & Adell Steely Donor Advised Fund Donate The Fund will be used for any purposes which are consistent with the Foundation's general grantmaking policies as applicable to the Fund for Battle Creek (an "unrestricted" fund) except that during Donor's lifetime and the lifetimes of one generation of successor Advisors, if any, grants will not be limited to organizations within the geographic area generally applicable to gifts from the Fund for Battle Creek.
Rockwell Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Ronald M. Smith Carpenter Apprenticeship Fund Donate Ronald M. Smith had an affinity for the support of apprenticeship programs. A carpenter himself, Ron completed his Carpenter Apprenticeship at Kellogg Community College in 1968. Ron was employed from 1967 - 1982 for G.O. Lewis Company as a carpenter and a member of Carpenters Local 874. Ron was a construction supervisor for numerous local Battle Creek projects including McKinley School, Willard Library, and Kellogg Community College. His final project was the McQuiston Learning Center at Battle Creek Central High School. In 1982 Ron became the manager of United States Lumber Company and in 1985 he purchased the company from Beulah Kendall. He remained President of the US Lumber Co. until his retirement in 2015, when he sold the business to his son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Jolynn Smith.
Ronald S. and Linda V. Sootsman Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Ruth Rowena Whitaker Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Ryan Case Memorial Fund for Assistance to Families of Critically Ill Children Donate This fund was established by "friends of Ryan Case" to support families in our community who are faced with situations in which their children, through illness or injury, are faced with terminal or life-threatening conditions. In these types of situations, significant medical expenses create situations where the family finds themselves using available cash reserves to meet these costs and therefore, are unable to meet normal living expenses. The Ryan Case Memorial Fund was established to provide assistance to families of critically ill children to help support such situations.
Segal Family Foundation Fund Donate This fund was established to support the charitable intentions of the Segal family for programs such as health, education, and student leadership.
Sgt. Gary F. Williams Memorial Law Enforcement Program Fund Donate This endowment fund was established in loving memory of Sgt. Gary F. Williams to help provide support for law enforcement programs, support for officers and their families, and scholarships to individuals obtaining a degree in law enforcement.
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Sonya Trowbridge Memorial Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for any purposes which are consistent with the purposes with the Foundation's general grantmaking policies as applicable to the Fund for Battle Creek (an "unrestricted" fund) except that during Donor's lifetime grants shall not be limited to organizations within the geographic area generally applicable to gifts from the Fund for Battle Creek.
Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson II Memorial Fund Donate Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, II was killed by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq while serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of A Company, 9th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) and was finishing his second tour of duty. Michael, who passed away on July 17, 2006, was a 1998 graduate of Harper Creek high school. The Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson, II Memorial Fund was established in Michael's memory.
Stanley L. & Vivian E. Skidmore Memorial Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Starr Commonwealth Endowment for Children Fund Donate This Affiliate Fund was established to provide scholarship or other assistance to youth who may qualify for services provided by Starr Commonwealth, but are unable to access sufficient public or private financial resources to pay for services.
Stetler-Piper-Vanderveer Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
St. Philip Catholic Central High School, Class of 1975 Endowment Fund Donate This fund was established by the St. Philip Catholic Central High School - Class of 1975 to support Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.
Stults Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Susan & Peter Ordway Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Swope Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Tami Joy Enterprises Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
The Buikema/Oursler Charitable Partners Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
The Farley Estes Dowdle Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
The Hembroff-Formsma Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
The Infertility Support Fund Donate The Infertility Support Fund was created due to our family's own emotional, medical and financial struggles with infertility. The purpose of this fund is to provide a small grant to those struggling with infertility requiring some type of medical intervention. We hope this can help support couples desiring to start a family.
The Walker Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Thomas F. and Gloria J. Olin Foundation Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Tim and Lyn Kool Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Tsoumas Family Fund Donate In the spirit of community and philanthropy, the Tsoumas Family Fund was established in 2014 to support a variety of philanthropic efforts.
United Way of Greater Battle Creek 75th Anniversary Community Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region formerly known as the United Way of Greater Battle Creek whose mission is to drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources.
Verne & Bonnie DeYoung Family Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Warren & Myrt Dexter Fund for Children Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Williamson Fund Donate This donor advised fund was established to support charitable purposes.
Zon R. Shumway Fund Donate To provide support for the schools in Tekonsha as well as provide scholarships for graduates of Tekonsha Public Schools.
Community Project Funds
AAUW Fund for Women in Non-Traditional Careers Donate Established in 2017, the Battle Creek Branch of the American Association of University Women voted to be purposeful in supporting women entering the workforce in nontraditional occupations readily available in the geographic area covered by the Calhoun Intermediate School District. However, there's a low number of trained individuals, especially women, to fill those positions. The AAUW Fund for Women in Non-Traditional Careers is designed to provide educational supplemental assistance to women with things such as books, supplies, tools, licensing, journeyman's card, testing expenses, certifications, etc. The branch feels those who obtain the training they need and possess a solid work ethic will be readily employed.
Athens Area Arts & Culture Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Athens Area Arts & Culture Advisory Committee.
Athens Area Youth Baseball Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide for and ensure the safety of Athens Youth Baseball Program by recertifying, maintaining, and improving the condition of all equipment.
Athens Athletic Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide for and ensure the safety of the football program by recertifying, maintaining and improving the condition of all equipment. The purpose is also to improve the level of the football program and build student pride in their community and participation in the football program.
Athens Community Association Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is for the operations of the Athens Community Association in the village of Athens. Mostly used for community events like the annual Athens Summer Homecoming.
Athens Community Helping Hands Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to support community members in the greater Athens Area, specifically provide care packages with food, cloths, household items, and toys around the holidays.
Athens Farmers' Market Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to... 1. Establish and operate a farmers' market for the purpose of furnishing a facility for sales of locally grown fresh foods, horticultural products, and handmade craft items. 2. Organize and/or participate in educational and other activities that promote the use of locally grown fresh foods, horticultural products, and handmade craft items. 3. Organize and/or participate in those activities that, in conjunction with the farmers' market, will serve to support the local farmers and the social and economic conditions in the Athens area. 4. Conduct research necessary to further the development of the farmers' market. 5. Solicit and receive donations to the Farmers' Market Community Project Fund held with the Athens Area Community Foundation. 6. Organize and/or participate in those activities that will serve to further the organization's mission.
Athens Follies Community Project Fund Donate The original purpose of this fund was to raise funds for new curtains for the stage at the Athens High School which was mostly used for the annual Athens Follies Talent show. It was later amended to raise funds for the Follies program in general.
Athens Greenfield House Restoration Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide guidance and assistance for the renovation of the Greenfield House so it may become a community center for the Athens area.
Athens Historical Arch Restoration Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Athens Historical Arch Restoration Project.
Barn Believers Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance with the education about the preservation and heritage of traditional barns, including their role in agriculture, culture and the economy.
Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Community Project Fund Donate This fund is to support the activities of the Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association.
Battle Creek Disc Golf Community Project Fund Donate Jeremy Andrews brought meeting minutes in today for our files. The notes approve setting up the CP fund and name Jeremy Andrews and Chad Curtis as signatories for the fund. MC 5-4-09
Battle Creek LULAC Project Fund Donate The fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor and its affiliated entities, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Battle Creek Promise Zone Authority Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used to ensure appropriate implementation of the Battle Creek Promise (a college access scholarship award for graduates of the school district of the City of Battle Creek and graduates of non-public high schools within the Battle Creek Public Schools' geographic boundaries) programming, and other related activities, as determined by the Battle Creek Promise Zone Authority.
Battle Creek Sports Promotion Economic Development Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support Michigan High School Athletic Association events and other amateur (non-profit) athletic related events that support a health, well-being and economic development mission.
BCPSEF Bearcat Opportunity Community Project Fund Donate The BCPSEF Bearcat Opportunity CPF (Community Project Fund) was established to support educators of the Battle Creek Public Schools district through grantmaking. Grants from this fund are intended to support programs/projects within the Battle Creek Public School district which aide in the mission to engage, empower and collaborate to educate and prepare every BCPS student for college, career, and life as a global citizen. Former recipients may apply after two years from the completion of a previously awarded grant cycle. With the success of BCPSEF fundraising, an endowed Field of Interest fund was established in 2020, mirroring the purpose of this CPF.
BCPSEF Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the general administrative and marketing purposes of the Battle Creek Public School Education Foundation.
BCPS Seed Award - Save.Encourage.Educate.Dream Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the BCPS SEED Award - Save.Encourage.Educate.Dream. which offers tuition support for students from Battle Creek Public Schools.
Bedford Fire Department Community Project Fund Donate This fund shall be used for purposes over, above, and deemed beyond what the governmental resources can provide, such as extraction, rescue, medical first responders (which would include training and equipment), or other fire safety purposes in the Bedford geographic area.
BlueOx Foundation Business Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the scholarships and/or related educational purposes as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement. The selection of scholars and related procedures are set forth in the attached document, Procedures for Administrations of the BlueOx Community Scholarship ("Procedures").
Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County Community Project Fund Donate The Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County is a group that is committed increasing awareness and education around the benefits of breastfeeding. This fund will support related activities that surround this mission and the expansion of this effort throughout Calhoun County.
Calhoun County Arts Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support programs and expenses associated with maintaining murals, publications, web sites and other designated projects; as well as support costs associated with the dissolution of the Calhoun County Arts Council.
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition.
Calhoun County Land Bank Authority Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support neighborhood stabilization and community enhancement initiatives of the Calhoun County Land Bank.
Calhoun County Safe Schools Alliance Community Project Fund Donate The Calhoun County Safe Schools Alliance is a community-based movement to engage the community in an effort to make a safer school environment around the area of violence.
Calhoun County Spartan Club Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to support the activities of the Calhoun County Spartan Club Advisory Board.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
Climate Change Coalition of Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to promote a greater understanding of climate change, and to promote solutions to global warming and actions that can be taken to reduce energy use.
Community Recognition & Leadership Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide community recognition of community members for their leadership and service to improve the Battle Creek Community.
Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund Donate The Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund is to support healthy and gracious spaces to create a nuturing creative community for everyone.
Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Community Project Fund Donate The Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Get Money Scholarship Committee works to provide access to the arts and building community capacity for all.
Doty Native Flower Garden Association Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s) and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Dr. Sven M. Zethelius Fund Donate This fund was established in honor and memory of Dr. Sven M. Zethelius, MD. Dr. Z was a leader in the field of psychiatry and specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry. Summit Pointe will use this fund to honor Dr. Z.
E3 Achievement Inc. Community Project Fund Donate The mission of E3 Achievement Inc. is to "empower youth and adults to create a better future through experiential learning and entrepreneurship." The purpose of the organization is to serve youth and adults in Southwest Michigan with special focus on at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities and those with barriers to employment.
Easy Accessibility Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the awareness, advocacy and/or construction of entrances, side walks, door handles, etc. in public locations or through application via private homes or apartments to create or increase accessibility for all people.
Elementary Enrichment Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide funding or supplies to enhance learning in local elementary schools.
Emmett Township Fire Department Auxiliary Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide nutritional or safety items to fire fighters, police and other emergency personnel from Emmett Township and other surrounding jurisdictions the respond to emergencies.
Equity Alliance Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s) and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement. The purpose of this fund is to connect and empower donors of color and encourage them to leverage collective resources to build equity and access to opportunities for communities of color within the greater Battle Creek community.
Evelyn Leiderman Memorial Fund Donate The specific purpose of this fund is to provide a fund for incoming gfits in the memory of Evelyn Leiderman.
Fallen Officers Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the building, construction & maintenance of the Battle Creek Fallen Officers Memorial, or any other expenses relating to the memorial, including but not limited to, improvement, renovation, expansion, & relocation of the memorial.
Fort Custer National Cemetery Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used to support the Avenue of Flag Memorial Program. The program started in 1985 and was designed to provide a fitting memorial for our fallen comrades and to identify this facility as a national shrine for those who have sacrificed and served our county. This project, by design, is supported through volunteerism and flag donations and tax dollars are not used to finance this project.
Freedom School Community Project Fund Donate The Freedom School Community Project Fund supports a efforts in Battle Creek that integrates reading, conflict resolution and social action in an activity based curriculum that promotes social, cultural and historical awareness.
Friends of Battle Creek Central Swimming Community Project Fund Donate This fund is to support the activities of the Friends of Battle Creek Central Swimming Advisory Board including installing a record board.
Friends of LAC Swimming Community Project Fund Donate The Friends of LAC Swimming is a group committed to supporting and developing opportunities for the enhancement of health and wellness through swimming.
Friends of the Homer Downtown Development Authority Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Homer Downtown Development Authority.
Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Community Project Fund Donate The Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Committee is a community-based initiative committed to engage area youth in all aspects of growing and maintaining their own local food sources.
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Community Project Fund Donate This fund will support the general administrative and marketing purposes of the Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation, or other future needs, as determined by the governing board of the Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation.
Hayley's Ride Foundation Community Project Fund Donate The Hayley's Ride Foundation Community Project Fund was established to provide support for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) initiatives such as: Support for those seeking teaching degrees with emphasis in special needs education; financial assistance to those families utilizing speech, occupational, and behavioral therapies wherein insurance coverage is not available; promoting the efforts of those working towards effective ASD treatment and prevention; and elevation of community and public awareness of ASD. The Hayley's Ride Foundation's mission is to educate the local community to the signs, symptoms and treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).Through increased awareness, the Hayley's Ride Foundation desires to shed some light upon what the children diagnosed with ASD, as well as parents of those children, experience in every day life.
Hazel Special Assistance Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide relief to families and individuals affected by disaster situations.
Homer Firefighter's Association Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support of the Homer Fire Department.
Homer Recycling Facilities Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Homer Recycling Center Facilities.
Homer Village Council Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide support Village of Homer enhancements that would not normally be provided with public funds.
I-94 Diving Club Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the I-94 Diving Club is to support access to diving and build awareness of the sport in the community, particularly for those aged 19 and under.
James E. Demarest Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is consistent with the charitable recitals as it is being established to support the welfare of the Battle Creek community, and is serving charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes for the benefit of the Battle Creek community as part of the Calhoun County Community.
J. Chris Schweitzer Foundation Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for any purposes which are consistent with the purposes with the Foundation's general grantmaking policies as applicable to the Fund for Battle Creek (an "unrestricted" fund) except that grants shall not be limited to the greater Battle Creek geographic area.
Jim Hazel Leadership Fund Donate The purpose of the Jim Hazel Leadership Fund is to help youth and adults attend leadership training.
Kendall Electric Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes that support the philanthropic interests as suggested by Kendall Electric, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Kool Family Community Center Charitable Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to make contributions to the Kool Family Community Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, for charitable services provided that improve the physical and mental health of residents, particularly services related to our aging population.
Lakeview High School Commemorative Brick Fund Donate This fund was established to support Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation (LSEF) whose mission is providing scholarships for Lakeview students wishing to continue their education and grants for enrichment programs and other special projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Lakeview School District.
Lakeview & Urbandale Kiwanis Club Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Lakeview & Urbandale Kiwanis Club.
Maddie's Pride Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Maddie's Pride Advisory Board.
Madisyn's Shoebox Journey Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Madisyn?s Shoebox Journey advisory committee. The primary focus is to provide support to the SW Michigan Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan?s Purse, that collects and distributes shoe boxes filled with small toys, hygiene products and school supplies to children around the world. If Operation Christmas Child shall cease the exist, the fund shall be used for a similar purpose.
Memorial Fund Donate
Merritt Commons Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s) and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, ad as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Michael Slavoff Education Fund Donate This fund was established in memory and tribute to Michael Slavoff in 2016 by his wife Sherry, Laura Koziarski, and the support of many loving friends and family. Mike, like many others, had witnessed the power of the Integrated Learning Approach in the lives of students with autism spectrum disorders, neurologic differences, and trauma. The Michael Slavoff Education Fund will ensure that the Integrated Learning Approach will blossom and grow so all children will have the opportunity to live socially healthy, educationally integrated and prosperous lives beyond the classroom.
Miles for Memories Community Project Fund Donate The Miles for Memories Coalition is a group that supports awareness, programming and other related activities and initiatives that directly work to impact Alzheimer's Disease, and other dementia, ultimately slowing the progression and the resulting effects on the individual, caregivers, friends and family.
Mission Eyes Foundation of Southwest Michigan Fund Donate Vision Outreach International's (VOI) mission is aimed at restoring sight to the blind poor in remote regions of the world by following Christ's example. Their vision includes providing compassionate service to the blind poor, enabling others by the transfer of skills to eye-care providers in the developing world, acting as advocates for the blind poor and to involve themselves in research and data collection that will improve their care, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. VOI is helping people see both physically and spiritually by connecting eye care professionals around the world. Mission Eyes provides an opportunity for ophthalmologists to participate in eye care missions around the world. This fund was established to provide grants for equipment and supplies for eye care both locally and internationally to fulfill the mission of Vision Outreach International. "Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes." -Matthew 20:34
NAACP Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s) and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, ad as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
NAACP W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the NAACP W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant Community Project Fund is to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African American youth and other racial and ethnic minorities in the Battle Creek/Calhoun County, Mich. area by supporting youth programs.
NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund Donate NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund was created to provide scholarships for the educational and life enrichment efforts of the employees that work at NorthPointe Woods.
Northside Hills Neighborhood Association Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the Northside Hills Neighborhood Association Community Project Fund is to support efforts in the neighborhood and surrounding area for residents to impact and improve the quality of life in their neighborhood and community.
Operation: Escalate! Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the continued restoration of The Milton, specifically, the escalator restoration and gate.
Outdoor Education Center Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities and mission of the Outdoor Education Center/ Clear Lake Camp, which is to foster human development and promote stewardship of the earth using outdoor education as our methodology and experiential education.
Pennfield Academic Education Enhancement Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to offer activities/events that generate funds that are used to provide grant requests for academic projects or programs by teachers of Pennfield Schools.
Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund Donate The Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund is to support the activities of the Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Advisory Board.
Pennfield Legacy Wall Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support building a Legacy Wall at Pennfield High School and to raise funds for the Pennfield Schools Educational Foundation.
Pennfield Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the fund is to honor and recognize those who have supported, coached, participated, operated or had other involvement in a paid or volunteer position with the Pennfield Athletic Program.
Pennfield Schools Capital Campaign Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to supports capital campaign activities designated to the sports complex improvement project.
Pennfield Visual Arts Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to support the visual arts and related activities within the Pennfield community, and will be directed by a committee consisting of Pennfield Schools visual arts instructors, at least one student, and at least one community member.
Post Foundation of Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Post Foundation.
Project Hope Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used to support the physical, emotional and health needs of individuals affected by chronic, terminal, health and other conditions where a specific need for financial assistance, services or a special experience will be beneficial to the condition. The services provided are for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s), as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
PS Food Mart Business Fund Donate Every community where PS Food Mart operates is our "Hometown", and we are committed to helping fight local hunger everywhere we operate. In 2010, we created the PS Food Mart Charities fund through the Homer Area Community Foundation. 2010 was the first year of our annual "Fight Hunger Give Hope" campaign, which is held in March each year. Through this campaign, PS Food Mart Charities has been able to provide financial support to the South Michigan Food Bank, SeaGate Food of Toledo and numerous local food pantries and school weekend backpack programs in communities wherever PS Food Mart operates. We are proud that the money we raise during our campaign goes directly to help fight local hunger. We believe that no one should have to worry about where their next meal will come from, which is why we are committed to the "Fight Hunger Give Hope" campaign.

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Robert Miller Jr. Parkinson's Memorial Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide workshops for caregivers and health care workers that specifically serve Parkinson's clients. An emphasis will also be placed on local and collaborative approaches that can be utilized to fulfill this purpose.
Rotary Club of Cereal City Sunrise Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Rotary Club of Cereal City Sunrise advisory committee.
Save the Homer Lake Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to support the Homer Lake maintenance and improvements.
Schweitzer Foundation Business Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes indicated in this Agreement, and as provided in the signed attachment(s) to this fund agreement.
Springfield Community Foundation Capital Fund Donate This fund was established as a building and site fund to support development of a community building - to provide grants for development plans, obtaining properties, and building a community center building.
Spring Grove Hills Neighborhood Community Project Fund Donate The Spring Grove Hills Neighborhood Association is a group working to develop and engage strong community initiatives and activities through its engagement of the Spring Grove Hills Neighborhood vicinity.
Stacy Hart Livingston Live Love Laugh Foundation Community Project Fund Donate The Stacy Heart Livingston Live Laugh Love Foundation Scholarship was created to honor Stacy Livingston, a young mother who lost her life to breast cancer.
The First Tee of Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established to provide youth development with a focus on core values through the mentoring and junior golf.
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Community Project Fund Donate The Battle Creek Coalition for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation's (TRHT) aim is to serve as a catalyst for a racial equity movement that transforms the way we live, work and interact as a community.
UBUNTU 2020 Fund Donate
Western Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Districts Community Project Fund Donate The purpose shall be to advance the science and art of police administration, crime prevention, and public service, to develop and disseminate approved administrative and technical practices and promote their use in police work, to foster police cooperation, unity of action, and the exchange of information and experience among police officers of the state of Michigan and specifically within the Western Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Districts to bring about the recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons, to pursue legislation of benefit to the citizens of the state or law enforcement, and to encourage adherence of all police officers to the highest professional standards.
Windward Seacadets 094 Community Project Fund Donate The Fund shall be used for support of the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes of the Donor(s) and its affiliated agencies, as determined from time to time by the Foundation, under this Agreement, and as otherwise provided in this Agreement and is to support the activities of the Windward Seacadets 094 Advisory Board.
Woodland Park & Nature Preserve General Support Fund Donate The creation involved the efforts and cooperation of the City and private citizens. In the late 1990's, the City of Battle Creek acquired 126 acres south of Gethings Road from the Raymond Pontoni family through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Land Acquisition Project. In addition, the Pontoni family generously donated over 18 acres of pristine wooded terrain just west of Helmer Road to complete the 145 acre park and nature preserve. Many citizens from Battle Creek have worked tirelessly with the City's Park and Recreation Department and Neighborhood Services to make the park a reality. The purpose of the land acquisition was for the preservation of wildlife viewing, wetland environmental education and habitat protection. It's the only community park on the southwest side of the city.
Encourage BC! Funds
Battle Creek Community Prayer Breakfast Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable event, the Battle Creek Community Prayer Breakfast, to create greater spiritual harmony within the community, especially among youth.
Battle Creek Homeless Shelter, Inc. Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Battle Creek Homeless Shelter, Inc advisory committee. Battle Creek Homeless Shelter, Inc.?s mission is to establish, own and operate a day and overnight homeless shelter in the city of Battle Creek. To provide housing resource services to homeless individuals within Calhoun County, including but not limited to, nutritional support and education, location of affordable housing and other related support services. - rb
Battle Creek Latin-American Heritage Initiative Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to celebrate the diversity, history, and culture of Latin Americans in greater Battle Creek and to advance equity through community activities and projects.
Battle Creek Master Singers Community Project Fund Donate The mission is elevating the human condition through vocal art.
Battle Creek Police Department Law Enforcement Community Education Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Battle Creek Police Department Law Enforcement Community Education advisory committee in supporting community activities of the Battle Creek Police Department. The primary focus is to provide community activities that encourage positive relationships between community members, particularly students, and the Battle Creek Police Department.
Battle Creek Public School Internet Access Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Battle Creek Public School Internet Access Community Project Fund advisory committee. The Mission of the Battle Creek Public School Internet Access Community Project Fund is to eliminate the digital divide for the community?s most vulnerable populations by providing access to reliable, high quality internet.
Battle Creek Shelter, Inc. Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Battle Creek Shelter, Inc. Battle Creek Shelter, Inc.'s mission is to establish, own, and operate a day and overnight shelter in the city of Battle Creek. To provide housing resource services to homeless individuals within Calhoun County, including but not limited to, nutritional support and education, location of affordable housing and other related support.
BC Fund Racers Fund Donate All make disbursements in furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
Big Homies Community Outreach Community Project Fund Donate Big Homies Community Outreach's mission is to facilitate, coordinate and ignite community revitalization through education, empowerment and peaceful neighborhoods.
Calhoun County Red White Blue Foundation Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to recognize and honor those who have served and will be serving in our Armed Forces in the Calhoun County Area.
Calhoun County Shop with a Cop Community Project Fund Donate The Calhoun County "Shop with a Cop" benefits underprivileged children between the ages of seven and thirteen from across Calhoun County. Each year, the "Shop with a Cop" program provides a joyful shopping experience for underprivileged children who, without this event, may not experience the holiday season. The participating children are identified with assistance from social services agencies and local schools.
Calhoun County Trailway Alliance Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Calhoun County Trailway.
Celebrating Street Culture Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Celebrating Street Culture advisory committee.
Cereal City Sunrise Rotary Charities Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Cereal City Sunrise Rotary advisory committee.
Claude Evans Splash Pad Fund Donate To construct a free and fun family area at Claude Evans Park with sensory learning, water play and recreation.
Cool People Community Savers Community Project Fund Donate Cool People Community Savers is a grassroots organization geared toward serving youth, their families and their community. This is accomplished by acting as an extended community family that holistically address family, educational and psychosocial barriers.
Creating Avenues of Recovery & Support (CARS) Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide personal and practical solutions for those impacted by substance abuse as well as build community awareness and understanding.
Dinners with Coach Fund Donate To provide dinner and inspire high school student athletes in Battle Creek.
Encourage BC! Fiscal Sponsorship Programming (Internal) Fund Donate Encourage BC! fund for contractual management services
Endless Envelope Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to local individuals and families who are in need of charitable servives and properly fit into a charitable class. Endless Envelope will contact area non-profits that target distressed, poor or otherwise burdened families and individuals. Endless Envelope will not select individuals or familes to assist but will provide assistance via referrals from area non-profits as described herein.
Franklin Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the Franklin Food Pantry Community Project Fund is the furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
Girls on the Run Calhoun County Community Project Fund Donate The Project's charitable mission to dedicate to creating a world where every girl can activate her limitless potential. To inspire girls to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun experience based on curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Greater Battle Creek and Calhoun County Homeless Coalition Community Project Fund Donate A community collaborative that provides a Continuum of Care (CoC) of emergency shelter, supportive services, housing and outreach to people in need.
Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association Project Fund board. The mission of the Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association - Project Fund is to provide opportunities for local youth to develop life-long skills in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment to improve physical health and well-being of the individual and the community.
Home Run Dog Park Fund Donate The mission is to create an off-leash dog park on an under-utilized portion of Bailey Park.
Ignite BC Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to build a thriving community base in Battle Creek through engaging social gatherings, enriching professional events and community impact activities.
Lakeview Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the Lakeview Food Pantry Community Project Fund is the furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
Love Thy Neighbor Community Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Love Thy Neighbor Ministries to collaborate with many nonprofit organizations.
Love Thy Neighbor Ministries Neighborhood Food Pantry Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Love Thy Neighbor Ministries Neighborhood Food Pantry to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within the Battle Creek Area.
Marshall Civic Players Fund Donate Provides community theater opportunities for adults and youth in the greater Calhoun County area.
Museumish Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to explore and implement opportunities for mutual collaboration and coordination of efforts between the Battle Creek Regional History Museum, Kingman Museum, and Historical Society of Battle Creek in connection with exhibits, event programming, staffing, and fund development.
National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Advisory Board CPF Donate The purpose of the fund is to, at the National Advisory Board's direction, support 1) the operations of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), 2) the efforts to generate funds for long-term sustainability of the NCEA, and 3) activities related to the development and advancement of women's equestrian as a NCAA Championship Sport status.
North East Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the North East Food Pantry Community Project Fund is the furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
North Pennfield Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to promote the greater educational mission of North Pennfield Elementary by supporting the needs of students, as those needs are identified by members of the North Pennfield PTO and members of its staff.
One-Art Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate One-Art Battle Creek's mission is to be a positive youth development program using performance arts and improvisation as a mechanism for building social-emotional intelligence and the exploration of feelings through the creation of youth-lead productions.
Optimist Club of Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Optimist Club of Battle Creek. The Optimist Club of Battle Creek is an organization of community individuals committed to helping children in our community, promoting volunteerism and improving our communities through the effective action/leadership of our members. Our focus is on helping children and improving our community through service.
Parkway Neighborhood Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the Parkway Neighborhood Food Pantry Community Project Fund is the furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
Regional Trauma Support Training for First Responders Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide trauma support training for first responders in the region.
Rise Up Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the caregivers of wounded veterans with a dinner event for caregivers and wounded veterans free of charge.
Rose Fall Bus Trip Donate sub fund for Rose Community Project used to track income and expense for their fall bus trip
Saga Presents Donate To inspire positive and diverse community connections through storytelling.
Shared Neighborhood Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate All make disbursements in furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Turning Pain Into Purpose Community Project Fund Donate The mission of the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Turning Pain Into Purpose is to offer full support and awareness to mothers and families that have lost their loved one(s) to a violent crime.
Sojourner Truth Center for Liberation and Justice Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to unite, educate and uplift people to use their individual and collective voice toward social transformation.
Student Athlete of the Week Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to recognize high school student athletes for their achievement in competitive sports and in the classroom.
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County (SPCCC) a program of Summit Pointe. Specifically, this fund will support the operations of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Calhoun County, including SPCCC training materials, support group meeting supplies, survivors of suicide loss and suicide attempt care packages, and uniforms for the SPCCC’s L.O.S.S. Team – all ways that we can support and grow the ability to serve those who are grieving, as well as those who are recovering from an attempt, struggling with suicidal thoughts, or supporting a loved one.
Tenacious G.E.M.S. Community Project Fund Donate The mission of the Tenacious G.E.M.S. is to encourage girls through life skills programming and empowering girls to succeed, be strong, smart and bold in all aspects of their development. They are a sisterhood that supports and inspires girls with a shared drive, mutual respect and high expectations into a broader world of opportunity.
The Hope House Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of The Hope House advisory committee to help men survive the first year after a recovery or rehabilitation program.
The Others Community Project Fund Donate Mission: "The purpose of this fund is to support this charitable group whose motto is "The Others helping others" Volunteers assisting families, schools, veterns and non-profits with Calhoun County.
The Rose Community Project Fund Donate This fund was established by the Rose Committee, a group of committed individuals working to reach out to secure essentials for children and youth in the greater Battle Creek community. Grants from this fund will be used to address obstacles or barriers that may interfere with an individual's learning enviornment, support a student's self-esteem through participation in various activities, or enhance an experience through a cultural event or related initiative.
Urbandale Food Pantry Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the Urbandale Food Pantry Community Project Fund is the furtherance of the Project’s charitable mission to provide emergency food aid to qualifying persons within in the Battle Creek Area.
Volunteer Community Kitchen Project Fund Donate The purpose of this fund is to support the charitable activities of the Volunteer Community Kitchen advisory committee to provide Christmas dinner to those in need.
We Love Battle Creek Community Project Fund Donate The purpose of the We Love Battle Creek Community Project Fund is to give local service clubs a vehicle to collaborate on joint projects that will serve the needs of the Battle Creek community. (rb)
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