(Photo by John Cook) Tuscola County Community Foundation Executive Director John Hunter speaks to the audience before passing out grants Thursday at the foundation’s Spring Grant Awards ceremony at the Tuscola Technology Center.

Tuscola County Community Foundation spring 2019 grant awardees

JANKS (WILLIAM & RUTH) FUND

Organization                           Project                                                            Awarded

St. Paul Lutheran Church/Fixin’       Purchase building materials/home rehab                        $7,000.00

Up The Thumb                                    for elderly, disabled & needy.

Good Samaritan Fund                        Emergency food, utility, transportation,                         $5,000.00

Of Caro Area Churches                      housing & medical assistance

City of Caro – Construct                    Construct public art & trailhead connector from           $4,500.00

Trailhead Connector                           Fairgrounds/Bieth Park to downtown area

Tuscola Homeless Coalition             Assist with rent, security deposits                                    $5,000.00

Great Start Tuscola’s                          Provide age appropriate books each month                   $5,000.00

Imagination Library                            to children ages 0-5 in Tuscola ISD Service

                                                                Area.

Frank E. Schall Elementary              To assist students in increasing focus and                      $2,050.00

STEM@Schall                                     achievement through the use of sound.

Saginaw Basin Land                           To complete walking trail and disc golf course             $2,500.00*

Conservatory                                       improvements to the Cass City Municipal Park

                                                                (Challenge Grant)

Great Start Tuscola                             Purchase 200 welcome baby bags and items                  $3,000.00

(Parent Coalition)                                                for parents of newborns in Tuscola Co.

Almer Charter Township/                  Removal of dangerous dead/fallen ash trees                  $2,500.00

Darbee Farm Park                               from walking trails in woods

McLaren – Caro Region                     Purchase furniture for hospice room                                $5,000.00

Tuscola County Fair Assc.                 Improve access to grandstand for handicapped            $5,000.00

                                                                patrons & senior citizens

Total Janks Fund Awards                                               $46,550.00

ANDREWS (CLAUDE & ETTA) FUND

Good Samaritan Fund                        Emergency food, utility, transportation,                         $3,500.00

Of Caro Area Churches                      housing & medical assistance

City of Caro – Construct                    Construct public art & trailhead connector from           $4,500.00

Trailhead Connector                           Fairgrounds/Bieth Park to downtown area

Great Start Tuscola’s                          Provide age appropriate books each month                   $2,000.00

Imagination Library                            to children ages 0-5 in Tuscola ISD Service

                                                                Area.

Great Start Tuscola                             Purchase 200 welcome baby bags and items                  $2,000.00

(Parent Coalition)                                                for parents of newborns in Tuscola Co.

Almer Charter Township/                  Removal of dangerous dead/fallen ash trees                  $2,000.00

Darbee Farm Park                               from walking trails in woods

Total Andrews Fund Awards                                         $14,000.00

FUTURE YOUTH INVOLVEMENT FUND

TISD/Transition                                  60 10th Graders learn independence through                   $500.00

                                                                Outdoor challenges at Fowler Center

Millington Community Schools/      Provide students with a one to one advanced                $5,000.00

Kirk Elementary                                  Technology classroom environment

Saginaw Basin Land                           To complete trail & disc golf improvements,                $1,000.00

Conservancy                                        installation of wayfinding and interpretive signage

Mayville Museum of History            Ensure children’s safety through replacement               $2,800.00

& Geneology                                        windows

Millington Jr/Sr High School            Purchase classroom set of Chrome books                      $5,500.00

Muscular Dystrophy Assc.                 MDA Summer Camp for kids age 8-17 diagnosed       $2,000.00

                                                                With neuromuscular disease

Cass City Public Schools                   Obtain portable AED to have at sporting events           $1,599.00

                                                                outside school buildings

Cass City Public Schools                   CPR Training manikins & instructor materials to         $1,840.00

                                                                Certify in American Heart Assc. CPR

Cass City Jr/Sr High Science             Scientific equipment to do more labs in class                                $4,490.00

Department

Reese High School Out-Of-               Purchase 15 3D animal targets for indoor archery        $3,000.00

Doors Club                                           league

Total Cass City FYI Fund Awards                               $27,729.00

CONNECTIONS HUMAN SERVICES (Dec.- May)                          

Support area guardianship program

                                                                Total Connections Fund Awards                                   $1,276.00

DALE & PATRICIA WINGERT FUND

Mayville Area Share Shop                Provide Christmas dinners to needy                                $96.66

Mayville Museum of History           

And Genealogy                      Construction of a parking lot                                             $2,000.00

                                                                Total Wingert Fund Awards                                          $2,096.66

FOUNDERS FUND                                       

Saginaw Basin Land                           Complete walking trail and disc golf course                  $1,000.00

Conservatory                                       improvements to the Cass City Municipal Park

Fowler Center for Outdoor                Purchase wheelchair platform swing with a frame       $1,000.00

Living

Total Founders Fund Awards                                        $2,000.00

HEALTHY YOUTH/HEALTHY SENIORS FUND

Child Advocacy Center                      Purchase of body awareness/prevention of                    $3,500.00

Of Tuscola County                              sexual abuse curriculum

Fowler Center for Outdoor                Purchase wheelchair platform swing with a frame       $500.00

Living

                                                                Total Health Youth/Healthy Seniors Awards            $4,000.00

HOMELESSNESS FUND                              

Good Samaritan Fund                        Emergency food, utility, transportation,                         $1,000.00

Of Caro Area Churches                      housing & medical assistance

Tuscola Homeless Coalition             Assist with rent, security deposits                                    $1,000.00                                                          

Total Homelessness Fund Awards                                $2,000.00

ANNE S. LAETHEM FUND (For historic buildings.)

Mayville Museum of History            Ensure children’s safety through replace-                       $500.00

& Geneology                                        ment of windows

Total Laethem Fund Awards                                         $500.00

GREATER MILLINGTON AREA FUND                            

Great Start Tuscola                             Purchase 40 welcome baby bags and items                    $1,000.00

(Parent Coalition)                                                for parents of newborns in Tuscola Co.

Millington Helping Handz/               Purchase new socks and underwear to school                $2,500.00

Kids Ministry                                       age children in need in community

Total Millington Fund Awards                                      $3,500.00

GREAT START TUSCOLA’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY (Dec. – May)

Support age 0-5 literacy program throughout Tuscola County                                              $23,723.92

                                                Total GSTIL Awards                                                        $23,723.92

LIST (DON) FUND FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

Great Start Tuscola’s                          Provide age appropriate books each month                   $900.00

Imagination Library                            to children ages 0-5 in Tuscola ISD Service

Total List Fund Award                                                    $900.00

MILLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER   

Millington Community Center         Support parking lot repair.                                                 $500.00

Total Millington Center Fund Awards                        $500.00

RAWSON FOUNDATION FUND

Hills & Dale Foundation                   Hills & Dales Foundation Building                                 $15,000.00

                                                                Campaign – year 3 of 5 year commitment

                                                Total Rawson Foundation Fund Award                      $15,000.00

JERRY W. ZUERCHER ENDOWMENT FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS

Caro Music Boosters                          Drum Major Camp for 2 students                                    $500.00

Total Zuercher Fund Awards                                        $500.00

GRAND TOTAL GRANT AWARDS             $144,275.58

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

ALISON EMMERT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            One Cass City High School student $500                                                                     $500.00

                Total Alison Emmert Fund Awards                                                                             $500.00

ALLISON & MARJORIE GREEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

            Three (3) Kingston High School students, $1000 each                                                $3,000.00

                Total Allison & Marjorie Green Fund Awards                                                         $3,000.00

ARE YOU PREPARED? SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            Four (4) Caro High School students $500 each                                                           $2,000.00

                Total Are You Prepared Fund Awards                                                                       $2,000.00

CARO ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

             Three (3) Caro High School students $ 1,100 each                                                     $3,300.00

                Total Caro Rotary Scholarship Fund Awards                                                          $3,300.00

CASS CITY AAUW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

             Six (6) women college tuition support $1,500 each; One (1) $750                          $9,750.00             

                Total AAUW Fund Awards                                                                                            $9,750.00

CASS CITY JR. CITIZEN OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            One (1) Cass City High School student $1,000                                                                             $1,000.00

                Total Cass City Jr. Cit. of Year Fund Awards                                                          $1,000.00

CASS CITY ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

             Two (2) Cass City High School students $1,000 each                                                $2,000.00

                Total Cass City Rotary Fund Awards                                                                         $2,000.00

CLARE MCDURMON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            Two (2) Caro High School students $450 each                                                           $900.00

                Two (2) Caro High School students $300 each                                                           $600.00

                Total McDurmon Fund Awards                                                                                    $1,500.00

CORY MERZ ENDOWMENT FUND

            One (1) Cass City High School student $1,000                                                             $1,000.00

                Total Cory Merz Endowment Fund Awards                                                             $1,000.00

DONALD D. & SARA J. DOST SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Reese High School student $500                                                                       $500.00

                Total Dost Fund Awards                                                                                                 $500.00

DOROTHY VANALLEN SCHOLARSHIP   

            One (1) Caro High School student $500                                                                         $500.00

                Total Dorothy VanAllen Fund Award                                                                         $500.00

DR. EARL& MARY BRANDING SCHOLARSHIP FUND                          

One (1) Caro High School student $500                                                                         $500.00

                Total Branding Fund Awards                                                                                        $500.00

DR. DONALD CARR SCHOLARSHIP

One (1) Caro High School students $500                                                                      $500.00

                Total Carr Fund Awards                                                                                               $500.00

DR. BRUCE DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Cass City High School student $500                                                                $500.00

                Total Dunn Fund Awards                                                                                             $500.00

ED-MAR TREE FARM SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Mayville High School student $400                                                             $400.00

                Total Ed-Mar Tree Farm Fund Awards                                                                     $400.00

EDWARD J. & ALICE M. MAIER FOUNDATION

             Twenty-one (21) Mayville High School students $4,000 each                                $84,000.00

                Total Maier Fund Awards                                                                                          $84,000.00

FRANCIS S. FREVILLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Two (2) Caro High School students $500 each                                                           $1,000.00

                Total Freville Fund Awards                                                                                           $1,000.00

FRANK WALDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

            One (1) Caro High School student $200                                                                         $200.00

Total Walden Memorial Scholarship Awards                                                           $200.00

FULLMER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Vassar High School student and one (1) USA High School

                Student, $1,000 each                                                                                                          $2,000.00

Total Fullmer Family Scholarship Awards                                                                $2,000.00

HAROLD GATES & GUY WAY SCHOLASHIP

            Two (2) Caro High School students $600 each                                                          $1,200.00

                Total Harold Gates & Guy Way Fund Awards                                                        $1,200.00

HARRY J. BASTONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

             Two (2) Caro High School students $750 each                                                          $1,500.00

                Total Bastone Awards                                                                                                      $1,500.00

HOUGHTALING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) U.S.A.  High School student $500                                                                $500.00

                Total Houghtaling Family Fund Awards                                                                    $500.00

JAN CARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 One (1) USA High School student $500                                                                       $500.00

                Total Carson Fund Awards                                                                                            $500.00

JOY MCCREEDY SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Akron-Fairgrove High School student $1,000                                                $1,000.00                                                                   

Total McCreedy Fund Awards                                                                                      $1,000.00

JUDY & BONNIE WEIPPERT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            One (1) Cass City High School student $250                                                                $250.00

                Total Weippert Fund Awards                                                                                        $250.00

JUSTIN REDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Akron-Fairgrove High School Student $300                                                  $300.00                              

Total Reder Fund Awards                                                                                              $300.00

KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP        

            One (1) Kingston High School student $1,000                                                            $1,000.00

                Total Kingston High School Scholarship Awards                                                    $1,000.00

KINGSTON VFW POST #5317 VETERAN’S FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

                One (1) Kingston High School student $1,000                                                              $1,000.00

                Total Kingston VFW Post #5317 Veteran’s Family Scholarship Awards         $1,000.00

KIWANIS CLUB OF THE CARO AREA                 

            Five (5) Tuscola County high school students $500 each                                          $2,500.00

                Total Kiwanis Scholarship Awards                                                                              $2,500.00

KALLY MAHARG ENDOWMENT FUND

            Two (2) Cass City High School students $500 each                                                    $1,000.00

                Total Maharg Fund Awards                                                                                         $1,000.00

KENNA LYNNE PEET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Kingston High School student $1,000                                                              $1,000.00

                Total Kenna Lynne Peet Fund Award                                                                         $1,000.00

OLAF A. GOODELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

            One (1) Mayville, Cass City, Akron-Fairgrove, Vassar and

                Reese High School student – $1,000 each                                                                    $5,000.00

                Total Goodell Fund Awards                                                                                           $5,000.00

PATRICIA KROL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   

            One (1) Cass City High School student $1,000                                                             $1,000.00

                Total Krol Scholarship Awards                                                                                     $1,000.00

PAUL DELONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP      

            Eleven (11) High School students                                                                                 $7,375.00

                Total DeLong Scholarship Awards                                                                               $7,375.00

ROLKA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

             Fourteen (14) Caro High School students $1,500 each                                              $21,000.00

                Total Rolka Foundation Awards                                                                                 $21,000.00

RALPH & MARCELINE BUBLITZ SCHOLARSHIP FOR

REGISTERED NURES

             One (1) Reese High School student $500                                                                   $500.00

                Total Bublitz Awards                                                                                                       $500.00

RAWSON FOUNDATION

Two (2) Cass City High School students $1,200 each semester                                $4,800.00

                Two (2) Cass City High School graduate renewal scholarships,                                                $4,800.00

                $1,200 each semester

                Total Rawson Foundation Awards                                                                               $9,600.00

ROBERT & BARBARA TUCKEY SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Cass City High School student $250                                                                $250.00

                Total Tuckey Fund Awards                                                                                            $250.00

ROBERT & MARJORIE ZANDER MEM. SCHOLARSHIP

            Two (2) Cass City High School students $2,500 each                                                 $5,000.00

                Total Zander Fund Awards                                                                                            $5,000.00

SCEARS FOUNDATION OF AKRON MI SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Caro HS student and one (1) Akron-Fairgrove HS student –  

$400 each                                                                                                                             $800.00

                Total Scears Fund Awards                                                                                              $800.00

STAMATS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

             Two (2) Caro High School students $100 each                                                            $200.00

                Total Stamats Fund Awards                                                                                           $200.00

TUCKER SCHUMACHER MIRACLE SCHOLARSHIP

             One (1) Reese High School students $500                                                                $500.00

                Total Schumacher Fund Awards                                                                                  $500.00

TUSCOLA COUNTY COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) U.S.A. High School student $2,000                                                                  $2,000.00

                Total Tus. Co. Com Ag. Schol. Fund Awards                                                            $2,000.00

TUSCOLA COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Cass City High School student $500                                                                $500.00

                Total Tuscola Co. Rep. Party Fund Awards                                                              $500.00

VASSAR FARM TO TABLE SCHOLARSHIP                                                            

                One (1) Vassar High School student $1,500                                                                  $1,500.00

                Total Vassar Farm to Table Scholarship Award                                                      $1,500.00

WALLACE & HELEN ZINNECKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

            One (1) Cass City High School student $1,000                                                             $1,000.00

                Total Zinnecker Fund Awards                                                                                       $1,000.00

            TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS                                                  $182,125.00

GRAND TOTAL AWARDED ALL FUNDS                                                  $326,425.58

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