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June 17, 2022

Ernest T. & Barbara A. Oskin Fund provides lasting support for St. Clair and surrounding communities

Through an endowed fund with the Community Foundation, donors such as Ernest and Barbara Oskin plan for the future by […]
May 31, 2022

Community Foundation grant supports education and career advancement for youth development professionals

The YMCA of the Blue Water Area recently received three grants from the Community Foundation totaling nearly $4,900 to support […]
May 23, 2022

Sustained giving makes a lasting impact on county-wide banner initiative honoring fallen heroes

For two weeks of the year surrounding Memorial Day, main streets across St. Clair County are filled with banners honoring […]
May 19, 2022

SONS celebrates 30 years of outreach, recognizes long-standing partnership with Community Foundation

As Saving Our Neighborhoods & Streets (SONS Outreach) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, it also recognizes a long history […]
May 16, 2022

SC4 alumni honor parents, support future generations with scholarships and grants

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) alumni Martha Foley and Dan Fredendall recently created the Therese A. Foley Student Assistance […]
May 11, 2022

Scholarship supports mother and first-generation college student in pursuing her dream nursing career

Jessica Hopkins always knew she wanted to be a nurse. “Several of my family members were in and out of the […]
May 2, 2022

Continuing community to make impact during retirement — Kathy Swantek

When you see Kathy Swantek at Rotary, a community event, or even Sanborn Gratiot Memorial Home, you would never guess […]
April 27, 2022

Persistence and support lead to long overdue success for first-generation college student

The path to post-secondary success looks different for everyone. For Community Foundation scholarship recipient Porfirio Garcia, it is an achievement […]
April 20, 2022

Leonard Center inspired generations of leaders such as Tony Miller

Leadership from previous generations investing in our region’s youth, and community resources such as the James R. Leonard Community Center, […]
March 31, 2022

Friend of the Foundation — Mike Wendling

After seeing the range of Community Foundation’s activities and the impact they have on a small community, Michael “Mike” Wendling […]
March 29, 2022

Bob & Ann Tompert Endowment Fund makes long-term impact on community through unrestricted giving

With the flexibility of unrestricted giving, funds such as the Bob & Ann Tompert Endowment Fund are helping to ensure […]
March 9, 2022

Scholarship for Memphis High School students highlights generations of support for its hometown

The Memphis High School Alumni Association Fund, created by alumni for students at Memphis High School, is one way community […]